A Young Queen: Videos of Princess Elizabeth

These videos show The Queen as a girl and as young Princess, including her first broadcast to the nation in 1940, horse riding at Windsor and shots of her time in the Girl Guides. Stills from these videos and others were used to compile our gallery "Princess Elizabeth: A Young Queen" which you can find in the Galleries page Top Right. You can share these videos on Twitter, and don't forget to include @britishpathe. d

London Welcomes King After Illness

London Welcomes King After Illness (1928)

Crowds gather at Buckingham Palace to welcome King George V after his illness. London.

Our Royal Family At Home

Our Royal Family At Home (1937)

King, Queen and Princesses at home.

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns (1944)

A retrospective on the life of Princess Elizabeth on the occasion of her 18th birthday.

The Two Princesses

The Two Princesses (1940)

Still shots of Princesses Margaret and Princess Elizabeth recording broadcast.

Harvest Time On A Royal Estate

Harvest Time On A Royal Estate (1943)

Royal family inspecting the crops being harvested at Sandringham.

Fades Of Princess Elizabeth's Life

Fades Of Princess Elizabeth's Life (1940)

Montage of Princess Elizabeth's life.

The Guiding Princess

The Guiding Princess (1943)

Footage of Princess Elizabeth and Margaret dispatching message by pigeon.

Princess Elizabeth 2nd Subaltern

Princess Elizabeth 2nd Subaltern (1945)

Princess Elizabeth in uniform driving and maintaining army vehicles.

Elizabeth And Margaret At Windsor

Elizabeth And Margaret At Windsor

Princesses riding their horses around grounds of Windsor Castle, their parents join them.

The Royal Romance

The Royal Romance (1947)

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth announce their engagement.

Happy And Homely!

Happy And Homely! (1931)

The Duchess of York returns to visit her parents on their Golden Wedding in Scotland.