In the third and final part of this series documenting the 1953-54 Royal Tour of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit the beautiful country of New Zealand. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh sail the royal yacht Britannia to India where they tour that ancient land followed by a British Pathé film crew, resulting in a classic 1961 documentary. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.
In 1952, the sudden death of King George VI changed Elizabeth’s life for ever. The monarch was just 25 when she came to the throne. Winston Churchill was her first prime minister. Britain was still bandaging its war wounds and the Coronation sparked the biggest party since VE Day.
The arrival of the 1960s found Britain in an optimistic mood. Post-war austerity had given way to something of a consumer boom and the times were changing. The Royal Family was expanding fast. The Queen gave birth to Prince Andrew in 1960, ten years after Princess Anne. And Prince Edward was born...