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As part of the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee, Queen Victoria drove through London on 22 June 1897 with the purpose of seeing her people and receiving their congratulations. In this depiction of the scene Queen Victoria can be seen in an open State la

Marking significant anniversaries in a monarch's reign

King George V and Queen Mary

Silver Jubilee, 1935

In 1935, King George V and Queen Mary were the first British monarchs to celebrate a Silver Jubilee. Like many of the previous Jubilees, the central event was a carriage procession through London to St Paul’s Cathedral where a Service of Thanksgiving was held. The Royal Family, with visiting members of royal families from Europe, later appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, Silver Jubilee festivities, 1935 | RCIN 2304271 ©

The day was once again a bank holiday, marked throughout the country with parties, sporting events and pageants. The king gave a radio broadcast to the nation in the evening.

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