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Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875-6

Experience some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection, including jewellery, gold and ceremonial arms, gifted to the Prince of Wales on his grand tour of the Subcontinent in 1875-76.

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[Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017]

Visiting over 21 regions, which today are part of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal, the future King Edward VII travelled nearly 10,000 miles and met over 90 different local rulers. This historic visit is told through the works of art presented as part of the traditional exchange of gifts. Highlights include an exquisite enamelled and diamond-set gold ink stand from Benares (modern Varanasi), and a stunning bejewelled dagger presented by the Maharaja of Alwar.

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