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An oil painting of a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria and Alexandra, Princess of Wales are returning to the Palace in an open carriage pulled by two grey horses; in the garden, on the left, the Prince of Wales is conversing to a couple in

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Photograph taken at Buckingham Palace during a garden party, 1897 1897

RCIN 2300751

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As well as Tuxen’s commission, the Diamond Jubilee Garden Party was also recorded in photographs, including this example. This albumen print shows the finely dressed guests enjoying themselves on the lawn, with tea tents and the garden façade of Buckingham Palace visible in the background.