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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule
Grand Vestibule: The British Monarchy and the World

The Grand Vestibule at Windsor Castle reflects interaction between the monarchy and the wider world

South Asia

Tiger's head from Tipu Sultan's throne
Tipu, Sultan of Mysore

Military officials presented objects from Tipu Sultan's collection to the British royal family

Like the weapons and other articles presented to Albert Edward Prince of Wales during his four-month tour of India in 1875-76, this is a particularly elaborate and rich example of a traditional form. Shields of this type, or dhal, were usually made of hid
The Prince of Wales's Tour of the Indian Subcontinent, 1875-76

Albert Edward exchanged gifts with each of the 90 rulers he met

This bowl from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) has a fluted rim embossed and chased overall with scrolled and geometric foliage and is inset with five oval ivory panels incised in red with scenes of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Peradeniya.
The Queen's State and Official Visits

Gifts exchanged during the current reign

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