Video: HM The Queen visits east Antrim

HM The Queen. Images: PA
HM The Queen. Images: PA

With HM The Queen having made history as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, the Times has unearthed footage of her 1961 visit to east Antrim.

From September 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will have ruled for more than 63 years and 216 days, surpassing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II when she was 25 upon the death of her father King George VI, who died in the early hours of February 6, 1952.

Her coronation as monarch took place at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.