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Royal Travel

Modes of travel and travelling accessories used by monarchs past and present

The Prince of Wales and his entourage on camels posing for camera in front of Pyramid of Cheops and Pyramid of Cephrenes, Giza, Cairo. The Prince is seated on the camel fifth from the left. The man in the white suit with a cigar, gazing up at the Prince,
[The Prince of Wales and group at the Pyramids, Giza, Egypt] ©

For centuries, British monarchs have travelled at home and abroad to strengthen ties with their subjects and forge links with other nations. This trail looks at methods of travel and travelling accessories used by monarchs past and present.

Photograph of HM Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926) visiting Highbury Fields during her Silver Jubilee tour of North London. She is walking to the left wearing a floral dress and holding a bouquet. There is a crowd of well wishers waving Union Jacks to the right
Travel in Britain - Official and Private

Strengthening regional ties and finding time to relax

Pair of peach-shaped boxes. Quite thickly made, with flanged rim to take the cover, which is round-topped, pointed on one side and slightly indented on the other. Carved on the top of RCIN 10803.1, the Daoist Immortal Zhongli Quan holding a fan, accompani
Overseas Excursions

Diplomatic and military interests prompt royal travel

Photograph of elephant, standing with a driver and passenger on board. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and two men are standing in front of the elephant.

In an effort to strengthen diplomatic relations between the Indian rul
Modes of Transport

Methods of transportation have changed remarkably

A silver and silver-gilt travelling service in a mahogany and brass-bound box, the lid inset with a brass shield engraved with the SN monogram of Stéphanie Napoleon (Stephanie de Beauharnais). The box has brass carrying handles and i
Travel Accessories

Transporting the monarch necessitates a range of accessories

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