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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

Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922)

The Grand Chapter of the Star of India at Calcutta 1 January 1876

RCIN 923341

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The Order of the Star of India was an Indian Knighthood established in 1861 to strengthen bond between the rulers of India and the British Crown. Queen Victoria issued a warrant that authorised the Prince of Wales to hold an investiture of the Order on New Year's Day.

This watercolour shows the installation of the Maharaja of Jodhpur as a new Knight Grand Commander. The Raja of Jind and Maharaja of Panna were also invested during the ceremony.