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Workmen renovating the Queen’s apartments in Buckingham Palace uncover interesting detritus from Vic

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The remarkable remnants of life in Buckingham Palace in the Victorian era have been discovered under the floorboards of the Queen's private apartments during rewiring work.

Electricians working on a £369m rewiring project discovered a discarded scrap of newspaper from November 7 1889 - days before the first jukebox was unveiled, Daily Mail reported.

Workers completing the £370million renovations on Buckingham Palace uncovered this newspaper clipping from nearly 130 years ago

The page from the Evening Standard discusses the merits of a collection of letters from the Earl of Chesterfield.

Several cigarette packets were also found from the popular 19th century brands Player's Navy Cut, Woodbine, and Piccadilly.

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The three cigarette packets pictured, from the popular 19th and 20th century brands Player's Navy Cut, Woodbine, and Piccadilly, were found during a renovation project which includes rewiring the palace

Princess Margaret smoking at Ascot in 1953

The Queen entertained President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for a dinner at Buckingham palace in 1961

Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel met the Queen in her audience room in 2008

Left, King George VI smoking at a tennis match in 1920

The Queen's father King George VI was also a heavy smoker, said to get through 50 cigarettes a day — even after tests suggested the presence of a malignant tumour in his left lung. He is pictured on the left pausing for a smoke during the Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland in 1948, Daily Mail reported.

The Queen has received guests including former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama in her audience room, seen here in 2009

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