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When asked by Bodleian librarian Sarah Thomas if she herself wrote a diary, the Queen, wearing a summery floral printed dress, replied to laughter from those gathered to mark the launch: "Mine's not being published." Dr Thomas said afterwards that she "couldn't resist" asking the Queen about her own journals, having been a part of the project.
She added that it was "an amazing honour" to work on the journals, which include sketches and paintings drawn by Victoria herself to illustrate the books.
The diary of secrets, scandal, or confession is a cinematic trope and a staple of tabloid news.
The diary as private is also linked to its status as a marginal literary mode; diaries are usually considered embarrassingly raw and not designed (or able) to bear the weight of readership.
More than 40,000 pages of the journals kept by Victoria from the age of 13 until just before her death have been made available online.
The Queen was handed a remote control in Buckingham Palace's throne room today, which she pointed at a screen to officially launch the website, Royal Archives, Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University and online publisher Pro Quest scanned the pages - some in Victoria's own hand and some edited and then transcribed by her daughter Beatrice after her death - for the six-month project, carried out to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
It's narcissistic, hyper-emotional, and fiercely private. In this respect, it is unlike a new wave of diary publications that use diary to articulate personal stories, to circulate testimony, or to manifest a creative self-consciousness. It's impossible to gauge just how many of us keep diaries.
My diary is not really intended to reach a readership other than my (faintly humiliated) future self. Some diarists, particularly those in the public eye or with a desire to conceal, end up destroying them.
Contemporary authors who publish diaries harness the genre's rhetorical authority in the representation of private experience and they respond to a cultural milieu in which the real and the authentic have become fetish objects.