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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

Iran and Kashmir

Sword and scabbard nineteenth century

RCIN 11410

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Whilst in Lahore, the Prince spent an evening at Jammu, the Maharaja of Kashmir’s winter capital. As he was departing Jammu, the Maharaja presented the Prince with this jewel-encrusted sword with a solid gold hilt inset with rubies, diamonds and carved emeralds. The sword, with the Maharaja's name inscribed on the blade in Sanskrit, was the ruler's personal sword.