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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

The Castle at Tripoli [Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, Tripoli, Lebanon] 10 May 1862

RCIN 2700983

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The city of Tripoli was the final stop on the Prince’s overland tour. Here the Royal Yacht Osborne was waiting to take the royal party onwards to Constantinople. The Crusaders had constructed the castle, known as the Citadel of Raymond de St-Gilles, when they laid siege to Tripoli in the twelfth century. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862