A grand tea for a few 30,000 London schoolchildren was control in Hyde Park, whereas processions and feasts came about across the country.
Ten years later, Victoria became the primary British monarch to celebrate a diamond jubilee, that well-tried to be an excellent grander affair.
In London, street feasts were ordered on for 4000 of the poorest residents, with free bottles of beer and pipe tobacco among the offerings. Pubs were allowed to stay open till 02:30, abundant to the dismay of the temperance movement.
Royals, dignitaries, and militia from across land Empire led the Queen on a six-mile long procession through the capital, taking within the sights of Hyde Park Corner, the Strand and so across the river into elements of working-class Southwark.
Halfway through the parade, a brief thanksgiving service came about outside St Paul’s Cathedral. It had been determined the 78-year-old Queen, who suffered from inflammatory disease, was too frail to climb the building’s steps.
People crammed into the simplest spots on the route, packing pavements, perching on roofs and filling the odd specially designed stand.
Among those looking at from a rammed frame within the Strand was the american author writer, who represented however “the sidewalks were full of standing people” for the “stunning” procession, that had no “visible starting or end”.