The Naval Review: the Queen's Yacht leaving Portsmouth Harbour, 1856. Queen Victoria attends a display by the Royal Navy off the Hampshire coast. 'Her Majesty was accompanied on board by the Lords of the Admiralty, Sir Edmund Lyons, Admiral De la Graviere, and Mr. Osborne, Secretary to the Admiralty. After a short interval the yacht rapidly steamed out of the harbour, when the forts immediately saluted. The Queen was most enthusiastically cheered by the assembled thousands on the shore as the yacht pursued her course towards the Spit Buoy, on rounding which the whole of the fleet manned their yards and commenced a Royal salute. The scene was most imposing at this period'. From "Illustrated London News", 1856.
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