In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee after 70 years on the throne. To mark this momentous occasion, The National Archives has digitised records from our collections about Her Majesty’s life, coronation and reign as well as revealing interesting and intriguing tales from royal history.

Watch our film about Her Majesty’s life and reign, or explore highlights from our digitised collection.

A historic monarch

Watch our short film, ‘Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’, as we look back at Elizabeth II’s extraordinary life and reign.
Scan of the Queen's signature.