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Royal Visit, 1849

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Royal Visit, 1849

A lithograph depicting the visit of Queen Victoria to Glasgow in 1849.

Queen Victoria is shown in an open carriage passing the equestrian statue of King William III and the Tontine Hotel in the Trongate. In the background stands the Tolbooth, a Union Jack flying from its Steeple.

This was the first visit to Glasgow by a reigning monarch since the 1600s, and an estimated 400,000 Glaswegians lined the streets to see the Queen pass by.

Reference: 325.83.126

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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bagpipes, carriages, cavalry, flags, horses and carriages, pipers, processions, royal visits, soldiers, statues, Tolbooth Steeple, Tontine Building, Tontine Heads, Tontine Hotel



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