Prince of Wales George V Tour of India, Old Print 1906
In continuation with my last post on Prince of Wales George V’s tour of India with his wife Mary Princess of Wales.
They are shown here at the military maneuvers at Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi was in undivided India at that time. Some of the events pictured were military maneuvers, cavalry charge, field guns at work. It also shows the Royals alighting after an elephant ride. Lord Kitchener the famous Commander-In-Chief of the Indian Army is at their side.
Queen Victoria recognized the significance of foreign diplomatic visits. Since she was not into it herself she desired the royal family to visit the various 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 continued the tradition. Visiting India from November 1905 till March 1906. Click on the photo for better view.
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
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