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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

William Simpson (1823-99)

The Prince receiving the survivors of the Defence of Lucknow 7 January 1876

RCIN 921112

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At Lucknow, the Prince laid the foundation stone for the memorial to the Indian soldiers who had helped the East India Company army defend the British Residency and received some of the soldiers who survived the conflict.