LONDON.- The BBC issued an apology to the Queen after it admitted it had misrepresented a sequence where the Queen appeared to lose her temper when American photographer Annie Leibovitz was shooting pictures of her. The trailer for a documentary shows Annie Leibovitz asking the Queen to remove her crown so she can look less dressy. The Queen is then shown saying "Less dressy? What do you think this is?" The next shot shows the Queen storming out of the room complaining: "I'm not changing anything. I've done enough dressing like this, thank you very much." But the BBC now says the second shot took place before the other one when the Queen was coming into the photo shoot.
The BBC later admitted the footage was not intended to be seen by the public or the press and was shown in error. "This was an important photo-shoot prior to the Queen's visit to the United States
In this trailer there is a sequence that implies that the Queen left a sitting prematurely. This was not the case and the actual sequence of events was misrepresented
The BBC would like to apologise to both the Queen and Annie Leibovitz for any upset this may have caused."
Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, has ordered a review into how the mistake was made. The BBC Trust has asked Mr Thompson to provide a full explanation by next week.