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Gustave Le Gray (1820-84)

The Prince of Wales [seated back right] with companions, Cairo 26 Mar 1862

RCIN 2106491

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The leading French photographer Gustave Le Grey was living in Egypt at the time of the Prince’s visit. He met the royal party in Cairo and took the opportunity to photograph the Prince (seated back right) with his companions. The Prince recorded the meeting in his journal, ‘After luncheon we were photographed, by M. Le Grey, a French photographer, who also went up the Nile with us.’ Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862