Turns out Julie Andrews was an incredible singer from an early age. The songstress, best known for playing a “practically perfect” nanny in “Mary Poppins” and the troublesome Maria in “The Sound of Music,” made a royal splash at 13 years old when she sang the British National Anthem at the 1948 Royal Command Performance at London’s Palladium. Watch as the young Andrews doesn’t miss a beat in front of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother). Queen Elizabeth was so impressed with the performance that she later told Andrews, “You sang beautifully tonight.” We definitely agree!
Andrews has captured our hearts for years with her on-screen magic. Click here to see rare behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of “Mary Poppins.”