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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)

William Howard Russell (1820-1907) 1875-76

RCIN 2701907

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William Howard Russell joined the tour party as the Prince's Honorary Private Secretary. Before the Prince’s tour of India, Russell had been a war correspondent for The Times covering the Crimean War and the so-called 'Indian Mutiny' of 1857, when Indian soldiers employed in the East India Company armies revolted.