It's Good to be the King!

It's Good to be the King!

Five films from the archives of the British royal family.

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It's Good to be the King!
  • Life of a Queen

    Directed by Not credited • Documentary • With Queen Elizabeth II • 1960 • 16 minutes

    Compilation newsreel portraying Queen Elizabeth II from her childhood to the early days of her reign, sponsored by the Central Office of Information. This film starts with early footage of the Queen as a girl an...

  • Southward with Prince Philip

    Directed by Not credited • Documentary • With Prince Philip • 1957 • 12 minutes

    Please note that this film contains disturbing scenes of animal cruelty.

    In the late 1956 the Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh went on a tour of Antarctica and the South Atlantic, which included visits to Graham Land...

  • Royal Children

    Directed by Not credited • Documentary • With Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew • 1961 • 19 minutes

    This compilation of newsreels sponsored by the Commonwealth Relations Office and the Central Office of Information, portrays the royal children at a young age. The f...

  • Royal Journey

    Directed by David Bairstow • Documentary • 1951 • 54 minutes

    A documentary account of the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951 includes the pageantry of Québec City; the National War Memorial in Ottawa; the Trenton Ai...

  • Sierra Leone Greets the Queen

    Directed by T. Cummins • Documentary • 1961 • 22 minutes

    Record of the royal visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Sierra Leone between 25th November and 1st December 1961. The Royal yacht Britannia arrives in Freetown. Formal greeting from dignitaries including the Prime Minister Sir...