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Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - St Paul's South - Arrival of Queen's Carriage
Queen Victoria can just be made out under her umbrella in this sequence filmed in St Paul’s Churchyard during her Diamond Jubilee.
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
Although the surviving copy of this film was badly damaged, Queen Victoria can just be made out under her umbrella in this sequence filmed in St Paul’s Churchyard. Filmed by RW Paul himself it captures the moment that Victoria’s carriage arrived at St Paul’s, accompanied by the Indian Escort immediately behind. Victoria was too old to struggle up the steps in front of the crowds. One option offered was that a ramp be constructed so that her carriage, horses and all, could head into the Cathedral. Wisely, she opted to stay in her carriage for the service. Given the size of the horses and the steepness of St Paul’s steps, one suspects she was right to do so.
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