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

Crowds gather at Buckingham Palace to welcome King George V after his illness. London. (1928)

Note: This is the earliest footage of the Queen in the archive. She can be seen at the age of two with her grandmother on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The Duchess of York returns to visit her parents on their Golden Wedding in Scotland. (1931)

A retrospective on the life of Princess Elizabeth on the occasion of her 18th birthday. (1944)

Coverage of the Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. (1947)

Events and ceremonies to announce the new realm of Queen Elizabeth II. (1952)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - introduction. (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - preparations on the day. (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - ceremony in the Abbey. (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - Abbey ceremony and parade. (1953)

Queen Elizabeth arrives for a service at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland. (1953)

Queen Elizabeth launches the Royal Yacht from the Clyde-side shipyards in Scotland. (1953)

Queen Elizabeth II visits horse race and presents prize.

Travelogue style documentary showing the Royal Tour of the Commonwealth in 1954 - Part I.

Travelogue style documentary showing the Royal Tour of the Commonwealth in 1954 - Part II.

Travelogue style documentary showing the Royal Tour of the Commonwealth in 1954 - Part III.

Nigerian tribal canoes hold a regatta for the Queen - later, she visits a Leper Colony. (1956)

The Queen opens Calder Hall - World's first atomic power plant. (1956)

Queen and Prince Philip visit Ottawa, Canada. (1957)

Queen opens rebuilt Guildhall at Portsmouth and visits Submarine Command a HMS Dolphin. (1959)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pay a visit to Northern Ireland. (1961)

Tenth anniversary of Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Technicolor. (1963)

Queen Elizabeth II visits various places in Wales including Ffestiniog and Pwllheli. (1963)

Good informal colour footage of the royal family in grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor. (1965)

Queen Elizabeth II visits a North Paddington Comprehensive school, London. (1965)

Queen and Prince Philip visit British Guiana - Technicolor. (1966)

Queen and Prince Philip visit Trinidad and Tobago - Technicolor. (1966)

Queen continues her visit to West Indies. (1966)

Queen and Prince Philip visit Jamaica, Queen returns home - Technicolor. (1966)

State opening of the Parliament - Technicolor. (1966)

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh visit Malta. (1967)

Colour item showing Royal Family at Windsor Castle library material showing Queen. (1968)

Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle, Wales. (1969)

The Silver Jubilee: Royals in carriages on The Mall and horseguards led by military band on horseback. (1977)

Parade to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.