Buckingham Palace and the producers of "Who Do You Think You Are?" have announced that the Queen will appear in a special edition to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
The popular genealogy TV show will take the Queen on a journey as she discovers for the first time who her family really are, and more about their origins. She will travel to other countries, mainly Germany, and meet distant relatives, who are mainly German.
"She was an obvious choice, in many ways", said the guest narrator, Professor David Starkey. "She is so well known, but none of us really understand who she is or why she is the Queen."
According to a leaked transcript, many questions are answered such as why so many of her predecessors had numerically-based surnames. Other investigations reveal what happened to the mysterious Saxe Coburg Gotha branch of the family, thought to have died out nearly a century ago. The program also seeks to understand why monarchy appears to run in the Queen’s family.
While these insights will fascinate many of her fans, the more down-to-earth side of her family is also revealed. Apart from tales of marital break-up and abandoned children, there is also a mad uncle who thought he should be king and was an admirer of Hitler.