• Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth celebrates her 16th birthday by inspecting the Grenadier Guards at Windsor.

  • Description

    Titles read: "PRINCESS ELIZABETH'S BIRTHDAY".

    Windsor, Berkshire.

    At Windsor Castle Quadrangle we see Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) celebrating her 16th birthday by inspecting the Grenadier Guards at a special parade. She is now their new Colonel. She is followed about the parade ground by King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) and Princess Margaret. Princess Elizabeth wears a suit with the gold badge of the Grenadiers on her hat.

    Large military parade marches by the royals as Princess Elizabeth takes the salute. The Royal Family pose with the guards for the cameras, as if for a group photograph. Commentator mentions that "this may be regarded as a record of the first official occasion in the life of England's future Queen".

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1324.22
    Media URN:
    43791
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:55:00 / 01:38:12:00
    Canister:
    42/34

Comments (2)

  1. Hilary Young says

    This should get used on TV news on 21st April. Commentary says:

    "Princess Elizabeth celebrates her 16th Birthday by inspecting, as their new colonel, the Grenadier Guards at a special parade at Windsor Castle.

    ......The final posed picture taken at the end of the review may be regarded as the first official occasion in the life of England's future Queen".

  2. R Barke says

    My wife's grandfather was on this parade! I will take great pleasure showing him this.
    Thankyou.

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