The nation's favourite grandmother, the jewel in the crown of the British Royal Family, the wife and widow of one monarch and the mother of another - no woman inspired such affection and respect among her intimates.... and among those who only knew her from afar. This extraordinary film is a tribute to the real Elizabeth - the young woman who captured the heart of a future king. In this unique and affectionate portrait of her childhood and early adult life, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon emerges as the first 'Queen of Hearts', strong-willed, a chatterbox fluent in French, an accomplished dancer and surrounded by admirers. The girl with the 'lively, shining eyes and a beautiful smile' had 'so many suitors she did not know where to turn'. Personal testimony is combined with rare archive film, photographs and letters to create a unique insight into an extraordinary woman who followed her heart, married a Prince and, by an unexpected twist of fate, became Queen.