Queen Victoria Becomes Empress of India

Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India in Delhi. She is represented by Viceroy Lord Lytton.

In Delhi’s Coronation Park on January 1, 1877, the British monarch Queen Victoria (1837-1901) assumed a new title: Qaisar-i Hind, the Empress of India. Victoria’s proclamation was the central event of the jalsah-i qaisari, a massive imperial assemblage otherwise known in English as the Delhi Durbar.

Information drawn from blogs.loc.gov


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