Queen Elizabeth banned a documentary showing her buying ice cream for a young Prince Edward – here’s why!

Cape Town - In 1972, Queen Elizabeth banned a documentary that showed an intimate moment between her and her youngest son, Prince Edward.

According to the Daily Express, the queen banned the film which documented the royal family’s daily lives.

The documentary, which was originally released in 1969 and screened on the BBC and ITV, detailed the life of the now 93-year-old as a ruling monarch.

In one of the scenes, the queen and her then four-year-old son Prince Edward can be seen entering a candy store where she purchased ice cream for him using money from her purse.

Later little Edward can be seen tucking into his treat, while his mother is concerned he’ll "mess on the car seat".  

Despite letting the camera’s into her life then, Queen Elizabeth soon banned the 110-minute doccie because it "lets the magic out" about the royal family, The Sun reported.

In addition to this, the film dispelled the notion that the queen never carries money in her purse which, according to the Daily Mail, she reportedly does do once a week on a Sunday.

Sources: Express UK, The Sun, Daily Mail