Made in 1953 by Rank Studios in celebration of the Queen's Coronation and narrated by Laurence Olivier, this fascinating documentary utilises contemporary newsreel to celebrate the Queen's life up to her ascension.
Her Majesty has seen the world change drastically during her time as Queen. Her inscrutable commitment to duty has defined her lifetime of service to the Crown and lifetime of service to God. But Elizabeth was never meant to be Queen.
The story of an extraordinary sixteen months in British history. When King George VI died unexpectedly in February, his eldest daughter, Princess Elizabeth - just 25 years old - was thrust into the limelight, and overnight became the most famous woman in the world: the Queen of England.