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Detail from a map of India and the Middle East, showing the route of the Prince of Wales' tour
The Prince of Wales's Tour of India in 1875-6

Albert Edward's tour aimed to strengthen ties between the two countries


HMS Serapis, 1875-1876


RCIN 2583966

The Captain and crew of HMS Serapis presented this album of photographs to the Prince of Wales as a remembrance of his voyage to India. The album contains 60 albumen prints of the interiors of the ship. Fond memories of the voyage and what had been the Prince’s home for several months led the Prince to name a room in Sandringham House, the ‘Serapis Room’.

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