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The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria – June 1897

Queen Victoria, the Queen’s gg-grandmother, was the only other UK monarch fortunate enough to celebrate a diamond jubilee, back in June 1897.

We did a search for ‘diamond jubilee’ in the newspaper archive and found some fascinating stories, letters (not all of them complimentary, interestingly), images, exhibitions and adverts. To give you a flavour of the 1897 celebrations, we’ve posted some images from the newspapers of the day.

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The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria

Chelmsford Chronicle – Friday 25 June 1897

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Diamond Jubilee Bouquet Perfume, June 1897

The Graphic – Saturday 26 June 1897

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Diamond Jubilee Butter Dish and Knife, and Menu Holder, June 1897

The Graphic – Monday 28 June 1897

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