Queen Victoria Lays 1st Stone of the Albert Hall Thimble

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On 20 May 1867, Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of what was to become the Royal Albert Hall. There was a special ceremony to mark the event with a marquee built to hold 7,000 people but almost 10,000 onlookers packed in to see the laying of the stone. Queen Victoria arrived by train at Paddington station, before being driven to Hyde Park. The ceremony was one of her very rare public appearances after the death of her husband Prince Albert in 1861.

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On 20 May 1867, Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of what was to become the Royal Albert Hall. There was a special ceremony to mark the event with a marquee built to hold 7,000 people but almost 10,000 onlookers packed in to see the laying of the stone. Queen Victoria arrived by train at Paddington station, before being driven to Hyde Park. The ceremony was one of her very rare public appearances after the death of her husband Prince Albert in 1861.