British Monarchs The Dead & The New, Glimpse of British India In 1910

British Monarchs The Dead & The New, Glimpse of British India In 1910

A 1910 print of British Monarchs one who died and the other who became the new monarch, with its outcome in British India. This is a page from the Times of India Supplement of January 15, 1910. It shows the proclamation ceremony of the new monarch and the funeral service of the deceased monarch. The first image shows an official ceremony proclaiming George V as the new King-Emperor.

The ceremony took place at Mahabaleshwar which was the summer headquarters of the British Government of Bombay Presidency. Mahabaleshwar is 260 km from Bombay (or Mumbai) and 120 km from Pune. The stately carriage perhaps of the Bombay Governor George Clarke is also visible in the picture. The second image shows a huge gathering that attended the funeral service marking the death of King Edward VII at Mussoorie.

Mussoorie, a hill station in north India, and once the holiday destination of Europeans to escape the heat of the plains. King Edward VII was the eldest son of Queen Victoria who took over as the monarch after her death in Jan 1901. King George V was the second son of Edward. His elder brother Prince Albert Victor died of pneumonia at the age of 28. Notable are the British ladies and Indians among the crowd. See also the Union Jack Flags shown in both pictures.

See post King George V’s Coronation Celebration Simla – Old Print 1911

Did you know- that Edward VII had toured India as the Prince of Wales in 1875-76.

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#12)., Royal Indian Army Service Corps – Old Photo., British Regiment Bengaluru – Old Postcard 1911