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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


The Indian Room, Marlborough House


RCIN 2101964

Following the hugely successful exhibition of the Prince’s gifts throughout Britain and parts of Europe, the gifts were returned to the Prince of Wales. The Prince had the library at Marlborough House, his London residence, converted into what was called the ‘Indian Room’ to display a selection of his gifts from the tour. Built-in cabinets were made by cabinetmakers Holland and Sons, and fitted with electric lights to showcase the gifts. Indian textiles bought by the Prince during the tour were used as soft furnishings.

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