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

There are many ways to get involved: watch our film about Her Majesty’s life and reign; explore highlights from our digitised collection; learn about Charles II’s coronation in 1661; or hear from author and historian Tracy Borman on the tumultuous history of the royals. Don’t forget to join the conversation, using #PlatinumJubilee and #RoyaltyonRecord.

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.