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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



late eighteenth to nineteenth century

RCIN 11238

One of the rulers that the Prince met in Agra was Mangal Singh, Maharaja of Alwar. The Maharajas of Alwar had a particular fine collection of arms and armour and they presented this extraordinary example to the Prince as a gift. A dedication to the Prince in Persian is inlaid in gold into the blade of the sword.

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