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Detail from a map of India and the Middle East, showing the route of the Prince of Wales' tour

Albert Edward's tour aimed to strengthen ties between the two countries

JB Gomes Mudaliyar (active 1875-81)

Address casket c.1875

RCIN 11398

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This address casket, containing samples of spices typically grown on the island, was presented to the Prince of Wales just as he disembarked the HMS Serapis in Colombo.