The Diamond Jubilee

British Pathé celebrates the Diamond Jubilee with this collection of newsreels and documentaries from the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Beginning with the Queen as a young girl with her grandmother, it features her marriage, her coronation, the royal tours, selected royal visits within Britain, and the home life of the Royal Family. The collection concludes with footage of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. Click ‘Thumbnail View’ on the right to find individual links and titles for each video, and make sure to include us in your tweets @britishpathe. We will also be releasing a series of brand new galleries for the Diamond Jubilee so keep one eye on our Galleries page.

The Princess Weds

The Princess Weds (1947)

Coverage of the Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Long Live The Queen

Long Live The Queen (1952)

Events and ceremonies to announce the new realm of Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 2

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 2 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - preparations on the day.

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 1

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 1 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - introduction.

Welcome The Queen! Reel 1

Welcome The Queen! Reel 1 (1954)

Travelogue style documentary showing the Royal Tour of the Commonwealth in 1954

Queen Of Canada

Queen Of Canada (1957)

Queen and Prince Philip visit Ottawa, Canada.

Scotland Welcomes The Queen

Scotland Welcomes The Queen (1953)

Queen Elizabeth arrives for a service at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 4

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 4 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - Abbey ceremony & parade.

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 3

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 3 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - ceremony in the Abbey.

Queen Visits Northern Ireland

Queen Visits Northern Ireland (1961)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pay a visit to Northern Ireland.

Queen In Wales

Queen In Wales (1963)

Queen Elizabeth II visits various places in Wales including Ffestiniog and Pwllheli.

Royal Decade - Technicolor

Royal Decade - Technicolor (1963)

Tenth anniversary of Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Technicolor.

Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Victoria

Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Victoria

Parade to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

To Westminster - The Queen - Technicolor

To Westminster - The Queen - Technicolor (1966)

State opening of the Parliament - Technicolor.