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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


Model of a Jaipur House


RCIN 42376

Ram Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur presented the Prince with a painted and gilded plaster model of a townhouse, called haveli. The front of the house is painted with murals of richly caparisoned elephants and courtiers. The architecture of Jaipur was particularly striking and the pinkish hue of the buildings had earned Jaipur the title of 'The Pink City' and Russell described the houses as ‘if they were built of solid strawberry creams streaked in white arabesque’.

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