Delhi Durbar 1903, Imperial Procession, 1903 Photo
An old 1903 photograph of the imperial procession at the 1903 Delhi Durbar. The ceremony proclaims the succession of Edward VII as the next King after the death of Queen Victoria. Lord Curzon organized this great durbar meticulously but only to be disappointed when the King could not make it.
Nonetheless, Edward sent his younger brother the Duke of Connaught to officiate instead. The pencil notation on the back reads- “India Delhi native prince passing through the streets of Delhi in connection with a state parade. Photograph made near the Jama Masjid Mosque on the right….” Shown in the photo, is the Jama Masjid on the right. Click on the image for better view
Did you know- there were three Delhi Durbars, Queen Victoria (c1877), King Edward VII (c1903) & King George V (c1911). Out of the three, only George V could attend.
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