This historical footage from 1948 shows a young Julie Andrews performing for King George VI when she was just 13 years old. And you definitely don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reminisce!
Julie Andrews, then just 13 years old, makes her way up to the microphone and starts to sing the British national song. The Royal Command Performance was held in 1948 at the Palladium in London, and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I were in attendance.
Her youthful voice sounds surprisingly sophisticated and self-assured for someone of her age. During the performance, she maintains a poised and graceful stance. Then, all of a sudden, the instruments and the full choir come together to provide an impressive performance.
The whole choir and orchestra exude an incredible amount of patriotism and tremendous levels of excitement.
At the very conclusion of the song, there is a high note that is played, which may have been performed by Julie herself. After such a magnificent performance, the crowd as a whole erupts in applause and cheers.
The camera focuses on Julie as she stands in front of the choir beaming broadly while wearing an exquisite white dress, she is applauding with a huge smile on her face and a lot of passion.
We are all aware that Julie Andrews will continue to provide joy to a great number of people for many years to come with her stunning voice.
On the other hand, on this particular day in 1948, it is clear that she considered this a tremendous honor and privilege in her life. At such a tender age, she was given the chance to perform in front of the royal family.