Queen Mary In Delhi – Old Print 1912
This is an old print, a page from The Sphere of 1912, announcing Queen Mary’s state entry into Delhi. Queen Mary and her Husband King-Emperor George V visited the Delhi Durbar of 1911. They were on a five-week tour of British India.
Here the queen is pictured arriving as a state guest of the then Government of British India. In a state carriage pulled by six horses (horses are not in the picture). Visible on the sides are soldiers in the guard of honour. It was here that King George V announced the change of capital from Calcutta to Delhi.
For the Britishers Delhi was somewhat a central location and Lahore and Karachi were closer in distance to Delhi than Calcutta, now Kolkata. But most importantly Simla that was their summer capital lay closer. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- it was the first time in 300 years of British rule that a reigning British monarch had set foot on Indian soil.
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