The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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

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.

Happy And Homely!

Happy And Homely! (1931)

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

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns (1944)

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

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 1

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 1 (1953)

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

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 3

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 3 (1953)

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

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 4

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 4 (1953)

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

Scotland Welcomes The Queen

Scotland Welcomes The Queen (1953)

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

Queen Launches New Royal Yacht

Queen Launches New Royal Yacht "Britannia" (1953)

Queen Elizabeth launches the Royal Yatch from the Clyde-side shipyards in Scotland.

Queen At The Races

Queen At The Races

Queen Elizabeth II visits horse race and presents prize.

Welcome The Queen! Reel 1

Welcome The Queen! Reel 1 (1954)

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

Welcome The Queen! Reel 2

Welcome The Queen! Reel 2 (1954)

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

Welcome The Queen! Reel 3

Welcome The Queen! Reel 3 (1954)

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

Royal Tour

Royal Tour (1956)

Nigerian tribal canoes hold a regatta for the Queen - later, she visits a Leper Colony.

The Atom Joins The Grid

The Atom Joins The Grid (1956)

The Queen opens Calder Hall - World's first atomic power plant.

Queen Of Canada

Queen Of Canada (1957)

Queen and Prince Philip visit Ottawa, Canada.

Queen Visits Portsmouth

Queen Visits Portsmouth (1959)

Queen opens rebuilt Guildhall at Portsmouth and visits Submarine Command a HMS Dolphin.

Queen Visits Northern Ireland

Queen Visits Northern Ireland (1961)

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

Royal Decade - Technicolor

Royal Decade - Technicolor (1963)

Tenth anniversary of Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Technicolor.

Queen In Wales

Queen In Wales (1963)

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

Royal Family At Windsor

Royal Family At Windsor (1965)

Good informal colour footage of the royal family in grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor.

Royal Visit

Royal Visit (1965)

Queen Elizabeth II visits a North Paddington Comprehensive school, London.

The Royal Tour - Technicolor

The Royal Tour - Technicolor (1966)

Queen and Prince Philip visit British Guiana - Technicolor.

Queen In West Indies - Technicolor

Queen In West Indies - Technicolor (1966)

Queen and Prince Philip visit Trinidad and Tobago - Technicolor.

Queen Meets Her Peoples - Technicolor

Queen Meets Her Peoples - Technicolor (1966)

Queen continues her visit to West Indies.

Jamaica - London - Royal Welcome - Technicolor.

Jamaica - London - Royal Welcome - Technicolor. (1966)

Queen and Prince Philip visit Jamaica, Queen returns home - Technicolor.

To Westminster - The Queen - Technicolor

To Westminster - The Queen - Technicolor (1966)

State opening of the Parliament - Technicolor.

Queen In Malta

Queen In Malta (1967)

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh visit Malta.

The Royal Family

The Royal Family (1968)

Colour item showing Royal Family at Windsor Castle + library material showing Queen.

Investiture Of The Prince Of Wales AKA POW Investiture

Investiture Of The Prince Of Wales AKA POW Investiture (1969)

Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle, Wales - colour special.

Trooping The Colour AKA Silver Jubilee

Trooping The Colour AKA Silver Jubilee (1976)

Royals in carriages on The Mall and horseguards led by military band on horseback.

Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Victoria

Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Victoria

Parade to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.