A FILM-MAKER enjoyed a royal encounter as he put the Queen in the frame at an army presentation.
Dave Bladen, owner of Little Sutton-based Elite Film and Television, was asked to film the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment at a presentation in Preston and the Queen was on hand to give out awards.
The shooting was done in conjunction with Dan Fox from Chat Noir Productions in Neston, using his crew and equipment.
Mr Bladen said: “I was filming the parade and the Queen, being colonel-in-chief of the regiment, was there to do the presentations. It was an honour to do. I wasn’t a monarchist before but I think I am now.
“It was just me and three photographers allowed near her. The Queen had her own official cameraman from Buckingham Palace and we all had to follow him around. We were with her for about three hours altogether but weren’t allowed to speak with her.
“We were selected as the official filming company because we have been very lucky to have done a number of regimental DVDs in the past.”
Elite Film and Television has been established for about 25 years and also does corporate work like training videos and weddings.