Queen Elizabeth II

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Nation Congratulates the DukeNation Congratulates the Duke

Non-Fiction19261 minsSilent

Excited crowds gather to celebrate a new royal arrival - the future Queen Elizabeth II

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Current affairs197713 mins Location: Bath

A special report looks into the preparations for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and her subsequent tour of the South West.

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Royal Visit to Bearsden June 1965Royal Visit to Bearsden June 1965

Amateur film196511 mins Location: Bearsden

The Queen and Prince Philip enjoy a day out in the Glasgow suburbs in this sumptuous 1960s amateur film, complete with pipe band, flag-waving schoolchildren and very big hats.

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Llanelly's Royal DayLlanelly's Royal Day

Amateur film195320 minsSilent Location: Llanelli

The streets are crowded, windows are occupied, and walls are sat on in the beautifully decorated town, as everyone tries to catch a glimpse of the newly crowned Queen.

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Stranraer Royal Visit 1955Stranraer Royal Visit 1955

Non-Fiction195511 minsSilent Location: Stranraer

Visit Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, with a Royal accompaniment as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit in 1955, enjoying an agricultural show and pageant along the way.

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A Great DayA Great Day

Industry sponsored film196217 mins Location: Llanwern

The most modern, integrated steel works in Europe are at Llanwern, Newport, and they are opened on this “great day” (26/10/1962) by the Queen who is visiting with Prince Philip.

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Prince Charles at PlayPrince Charles at Play

19496 mins Location: Sunningdale

Mischievous baby Charles toys curiously with the necklace of his giggling mother, the future Queen

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Southgate Celebrates The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Southgate (1953)Southgate Celebrates The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Southgate (1953)

Non-Fiction195324 mins Location: Southgate

Cowboys, chess and carnival queens in this wonderful colour film made to mark the “new Elizabethan age” in Southgate’s Coronation celebrations in 1953.

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Edinburgh Cine Society Newsreel - Queen at LeithEdinburgh Cine Society Newsreel - Queen at Leith

Amateur film19653 minsSilent Location: Leith

The Queen and Prince Philip arrive in style on the splendid Royal Yacht Britannia to open the 10th Edinburgh International Festival in a glorious amateur film from the 1960s.

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Royal Visit to LeithRoyal Visit to Leith

Documentary195613 mins Location: Leith

Colourful commemoration of Royal Yacht Britannia's majestic visit to Leith in 1956, courtesy of Messrs Joseph and J Arthur Rank.

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Queen at WiltonQueen at Wilton

Documentary19568 mins Location: Wilton

Pure chemistry for the first visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to the gigantic industrial plant at ICI Wilton

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Royal visits to Northern IrelandRoyal visits to Northern Ireland

Non-Fiction195817 minsSilent Location: Belfast

A regal welcome is extended to royal visitors.

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Governor's Notebook 1Governor's Notebook 1

Amateur film19532 minsSilent Location: Stormont

An unforgettable day for Lady Wakehurst as the glamorous new monarch delights the crowds at Stormont

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Governor's Notebook 2Governor's Notebook 2

Amateur film19531 minsSilent Location: Belfast

Balmoral show grounds bulge with a frenzy of excited youths. Join them in their pursuit the royal car if you too are eager to get a glimpse of the new monarch.

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Governor's Notebook 3Governor's Notebook 3

Amateur film19534 minsSilent Location: Coleraine

Delight in this rare colour footage of the Queen as she tours the scenic north coast on the Royal Train.

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Day To RememberDay To Remember

Documentary196228 mins Location: Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton's 'day to remember' is 24 May 1962 when enthusiastic crowds line the streets to greet Queen Elizabeth II.

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Our Coronation DayOur Coronation Day

Home movie195313 minsSilent Location: King's Heath

The 'New Elizabethans': children of King's Heath in Birmingham take to the streets to celebrate a new era with flags and fancy dress.

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Coronation Day Parade in Newcastle; Trams and TrolleybusesCoronation Day Parade in Newcastle; Trams and Trolleybuses

Amateur film194513 minsSilent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

A splash of colour in a big Coronation Day parade in Newcastle and an evocative phantom ride through the city after World War Two.

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Royal Visit to the Port of HullRoyal Visit to the Port of Hull

Documentary196910 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The official opening of Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull, by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth IISilver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Amateur film19772 minsSilent Location: Westminster

Wonderful, colourful scenes of pomp and ceremony as a family enjoy the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations on the Mall.

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Departure of Her Majesty the Queen from Ledsham StationDeparture of Her Majesty the Queen from Ledsham Station

Amateur film195710 minsSilent Location: Ledsham

H.M. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh depart from Ledsham station after the royal visit to Ellesmere Port.

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Welcome to the QueenWelcome to the Queen

Documentary195629 mins Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Beautiful documentary record of the royal visit to Teesside in 1956, shot in gorgeous Kodachrome.

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The Queen in SuffolkThe Queen in Suffolk

Sponsored film197719 mins Location: Ipswich

Flag-waving and fanfare in the warm July sunshine for the Silver Jubilee visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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Elizabeth II Coronation CelebrationsElizabeth II Coronation Celebrations

Amateur film19535 minsSilent Location: Royston

Every inch the town, a sea of red, white and blue, as flags and bunting adorn one Hertfordshire town to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Jubilee NewsreelJubilee Newsreel

Amateur film19776 mins Location: Harrow

Pomp and pageantry reign and St George is resurrected for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in this colourful newsreel from 1977

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Coronation Route 1953Coronation Route 1953

Amateur film19532 minsSilent Location: Green Park

Bunting-clad streets and regal decorations highlight the intricate artistry that went into decorating the iconic Coronation route.

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Royal MaundyRoyal Maundy

Amateur film198617 mins Location: Chichester

Beefeaters herald the arrival of the Queen at Chichester Cathedral, where she will distribute the Royal Maundy Money.

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Coronation ProcessionCoronation Procession

Non-Fiction19534 minsSilent Location: Norwich

Local firms took part in Norwich's Coronation parade in 1953. One of the highlights being Laurence Scott's replica of HMS Britannia as it 'cruised' the city streets.

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Norwich - The City in Which We LiveNorwich - The City in Which We Live

Amateur film19513 minsSilent Location: Norwich

Gaeity and pageantry galore in this amateur footage capturing Princess Elizabeth's visit to Norwich during the Festival of Britain celebrations.

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South Shields Silver Jubilee CelebrationsSouth Shields Silver Jubilee Celebrations

Amateur film19776 minsSilent Location: South Shields

One big happy family on the streets of South Shields for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee visit.

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Queen's Silver Jubilee, Whitley BayQueen's Silver Jubilee, Whitley Bay

Home movie19773 minsSilent Location: Whitley Bay

Children of Ocean View in Whitley Bay gather for a feast at a patriotic street party for the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

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Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955

Home movie19545 minsSilent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Thousands cheer for the Magpies in the 50s when the FA Cup returns to Newcastle … and a new queen pays Tyneside a visit.

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Royal Visit to OldburyRoyal Visit to Oldbury

Home movie19576 minsSilent Location: Oldbury

The Queen makes a brief visit to the Black Country industrial town of Oldbury and stays just long enough to receive a souvenir.

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Woodford Celebrates the CoronationWoodford Celebrates the Coronation

Documentary19532 minsSilent Location: Woodford

A great parade in celebration of the day of Elizabeth II's coronation, complete with a guest appearance from the Prime Minister!

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Tall Ships: Newcastle Maritime Festival 86Tall Ships: Newcastle Maritime Festival 86

Amateur film19868 minsSilent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

The Queen visits a magnificent maritime spectacle on the Tyne as Newcastle hosts the Cutty Sark Tall Ships regatta.

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Queen's Visit to YorkQueen's Visit to York

Amateur film20123 minsSilent Location: York

Queen Elizabeth II is greeted in York by thousands of enthusiastic men, women, and children in this depiction of a 21st Century royal family.

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Welcome to WashingtonWelcome to Washington

Amateur film197712 mins Location: Washington Village

Washington locals get up close and personal with U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the Queen in the year of the Silver Jubilee.