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Delhi Durbar King’s Succession-Old Photo
Old 1903 photograph of the Delhi Durbar of a King’s succession. Also called the Coronation Durbar of 1903. Honoring King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as the new Emperor and Empress of India. He could not make it but instead sent his brother Prince Arthur in his place.
The last of the Durbars was held in 1911 to mark the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary. The son and successor to Edward VII who died in 1910. The first grand ceremony was in 1877 to honor Queen Victoria’s proclamation as the Empress of India. Lord Curzon the then Viceroy of India was complete in charge of overseeing the arrangments of the Delhi Durbar to the smallest detail. There are many more interesting Delhi Durbar or Royal Visits to India you can search them in this site.
Did you know- the Delhi Durbar of 1903 was the grandest and most extravagant out of the three.
From the collection-1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17)., View Of Bombay From Mazgaon Engraved Print 1845., View Of Cochin – Antique Hand coloured Plan 1704., Aerial View of Indian Parliament – Old Postcard 1930