Æ 77mm by J Edgar Boehm and F Leighton. VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Her crowned, veiled bust left. R. IN COMMEMORATION. Queen enthroned facing, surrounded by personifications of arts and industries, in exergue five shields labelled ASIA AMERICA EUROPE AUSTRALASIA AFRICA. Eimer 1733b. W&E 2000A.1. Weight 208 grams. A few minor surface marks and stains, otherwise Good EF
Ex David Rogers collection.
On 20 June 1887 the Queen had breakfast outdoors under the trees at Frogmore, where Prince Albert had been buried. She then travelled by train from Windsor station to Paddington, then to Buckingham Palace for a royal banquet that evening. Fifty foreign kings and princes, along with the governing heads of Britain's overseas colonies and dominions, attended. She wrote in her diary:
Had a large family dinner. All the Royalties assembled in the Bow Room, and we dined in the Supper-room, which looked splendid with the buffet covered with the gold plate. The table was a large horseshoe one, with many lights on it. The King of Denmark took me in, and Willy of Greece sat on my other side. The Princes were all in uniform, and the Princesses were all beautifully dressed. Afterwards we went into the Ballroom, where my band played.
The following day, she participated in a procession in an open landau through London to Westminster Abbey escorted by Colonial Indian cavalry.
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