Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Written by ACM   
Friday, 08 April 2011

On 23 September 1896, Victoria became the longest-reigning monarch in English, Scottish, and British history, passing George III. The Queen requested that any special celebrations be delayed until 1897, to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee.

The prime ministers of all the self-governing dominions were invited including the six Australian dominions,. The procession through London included troops from all over the empire.

The parade paused for an open-air service of thanksgiving held outside St. Paul's Cathedral  throughout which Victoria sat in her open carriage. The celebration was marked by great outpourings of affection for The Queen.