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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

Bourne & Shepherd (active 1864-1900s)

Triumphal Arch, Lahore 1875-76

RCIN 2701946

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Now halfway through his four-month tour of India, the Prince left Delhi for Lahore on 17 January. He was welcomed with banners and this triumphal arch. Many of the rulers of Punjab were waiting at the train station to meet him with their richly caparisoned elephants and horses. In Lahore the Prince attended an evening fete at Shalimar Gardens, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, and visited the Lahore Museum