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Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Maharaja Dalip Singh dressing Prince Arthur in Indian costume circa 1854


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Soon after his arrival in England, Queen Victoria invited Duleep Singh to stay with the royal family at Osborne House. In her journal entry for 22 August 1854, she describes him as ‘the truly amiable young Maharaja, who is so kind to the Children, playing so nicely with them.’