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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


William Howard Russell (1820-1907)


RCIN 2701907

William Howard Russell joined the tour party as the Prince's Honorary Private Secretary. Before the Prince’s tour of India, Russell had been a war correspondent for The Times covering the Crimean War and the so-called Indian Mutiny or Indian Rebellion of 1857, when Indian soldiers employed in the East India Company armies revolted.

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