Prince of Wales George V Tour of India, 1906 Print

Prince of Wales George V Tour of India, 1906 Print

A 1906 print shows pictures of the Prince of Wales George V’s Tour of India. This is a page from the Black & White newspaper of January 13, 1906. See another post on the Prince of Wales George V’s tour of India with his wife Mary Princess of Wales – George Prince of Wales In India, Old Print 1906

Here they are shown at a military maneuver in Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi at the time was in undivided India. Some of the events pictured were the military maneuver, cavalry charge, etc. Also seen are the Royals alighting after an elephant ride. Lord Kitchener the famous Commander-In-Chief of the Indian Army is also seen.

See post Lord Kitchener of British Indian Army, 1909 Print.

Queen Victoria recognized the significance of foreign diplomatic tours. Since she was not into it herself, she desired the royal family members to undertake tours to countries under the crown. Apparently for a closer bond. Beginning in 1875 she deputed her eldest son Edward the Prince of Wales to the Indian sub-continent. He visited over 21 towns and cities from October 1875 to May 1876. Prince George (Edward’s son) and Princess Mary would continue the routine. They toured India from November 1905 until March 1906.

Did you know- the present Queen Elizabeth’s grandmother was Princess Mary. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#14).,  View Of Jama Masjid In Agra – Old Photo 1890.,  Robert Bristow’s Cochin Harbour – 2 Old Postcards 1947.,  The British Fort In Bombay – Antique Plan 1755