The Queen as a Mechanic (1945) [Full Resolution]. "Princess Mechanic - Princess Elizabeth Does Her Bit To Aid The War Effort". Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) 2nd Subaltern is seen taking a driving course. Her parents, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and her sister Princess Margaret come to visit Elizabeth and admire her handywork.
Princess Elizabeth (now the Queen) and Princess Margaret speak to children across the world during the Second World War.
An excerpt from a longer documentary film on the young life of Queen Elizabeth II: her childhood during wartime, her courtship and marriage to Phillip and subsequent maternity.
Assorted archival film and video images of Queen Elizabeth II set to the tune, "God Save the Queen".
Newsreel footage of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother ),and the young princesses,Elizabeth and Margaret, in front of the cameras at Windsor Castle.
Princess Elizabeth celebrates her 18th birthday with a pony ride with her younger sister Margaret.
Rare archive tv and film footage of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 - a rare occasion when Parry's anthem 'I was glad' includes the chant of 'vivat regina'. NOTE: this clip starts in black and white and moves into colour.