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The Queen forced to re-record speech after interruption by BIRDS

Touching moment revealed in ITV documentary

The Queen was forced to re-record her traditional Christmas speech after being rudely interrupted — by noisy birds.

Her Majesty was reading her annual message to the Commonwealth when a TV technician nervously had to ask if she could begin from the start again.

The endearing moment was captured on ITV documentary Queen of the World last night, a two-part series featuring behind-the-scenes glimpses into the royal family.

The technician asks the dreaded question (Credit: ITV/Oxford Films)

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You want the whole thing again?

The Queen, who is renowned for delivering the festive message in one take, was initially taken aback when the crew member piped up to explain about the chirruping birds outside.

But she soon giggled and took the instructions like a pro, as she recorded the speech from her desk in the Regency Room at Buckingham Palace.

Her Majesty stares at the crew member (Credit: ITV/Oxford Films)

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Narrator Sarah Lancashire says: "The Queen's message won't just be broadcast in Britain.

"It can be heard across the Commonwealth by 2.4 billion people in six continents, a third of the world's population.

"But today it's the local wildlife which is tuning in."

Ever the pro, the Queen starts again (Credit: ITV/Oxford Films)

The footage then shows the sound man asking her: "Excuse me, is it alright if I can just ask, because there was some bird noises outside, is it possible just to redo it from the top?"

Giving him a glare of surprise, she asks: "From the top of the second page?"

He replies stutteringly: "From the very start."

Meghan with her wedding dress (Credit: ITV/Oxford Films)

The Queen responds: "You want the whole thing again?"

The technician asks cautiously: "If possible. I know it's... thank you," at which point she chuckles and starts the recording again.

The Queen hosts a Commonwealth Heads of State summit (Credit: ITV/Oxford Films)

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The documentary also features Meghan Markle reunited with her wedding dress for the first time since marrying Prince Harry.

Filmed over a more than a year, the series tells the story of how the Queen is passing on the baton to younger members of the royal family as a leader on the global stage.

Queen of the world concludes on ITV at 9pm next Tuesday.

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