These stunning images show Malta celebrating a very special event 80 years ago.
The streets of Valletta were decorated with hundreds of banners and flags in May 1937 for the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the current Queen’s parents.
A programme of royal events lasted nearly the entire month to commemorate the historic occasion.
The first week saw receptions at San Anton Palace, while a State Banquet was held at the Palace in Valletta.
The weeks following the Coronation saw more public spectacles, including special events for children at the Manoel Theatre and a huge procession of soldiers, sailors, nurses, scouts and girl guides through Floriana and Valletta.
The collection from the UK National Archives at Kew in London also features beautifully decorated streets, showing how Malta went to town to mark the special day.
King George VI remain on the throne until his death in 1952.
Read more: National Archives, London