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Prince Charles shares charming holiday film captured by 'Mama'

01 JUNE 2012

Buried in the sand up to their necks, the two little children giggle as their mum captures it on film.

But this is not your ususal holiday snap – the corgi between the smiling faces gives a clue as to the identity of the famous family.


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The little boy in the photo, Prince Charles, would have been about eight in the charming snap.

It was taken from video footage captured by his mother the Queen after the Duke of Edinburgh buried him and his sister Princess Anne, aged around six at the time, in the sand.

The heart-warming scene unfolded on Holkham Beach in Norfolk in the summer of 1957.

The future King chose the image for a TV tribute to his mother to mark her Diamond Jubilee. It will be broadcast on BBC1 on Friday night.

In the documentary his reflects on the monarch's 60-year reign and speaks of the day "Mama" was crowned.

He also shares another – of the monarch attending his school sports day at Hill House School, West London, in the summer of 1957.

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In the documentary – A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen by the Prince of Wales his reflects on the monarch's 60-year reign and speaks of the day "Mama" was crowned.

He remembers her "amazing poise" and "natural grace" on June 2, 1953, and how she prepared for the big day.

"I remember my Mama coming, you know, up, when we were being bathed as children, wearing the crown," says Charles. "It was quite funny – practicing."

He adds: "The Diamond Jubilee gives us the chance to celebrate with pride all that the Queen means to us – whether as a nation or as one of her children."

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