by the Prince & Princess of Wales (King George V & Queen Mary)

Initial timeline (in black type) based on the official program in the Tour of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 1905-06, published prior to the visit by the Government in India, and given to each member of the Royal Party and Royal Household upon arrival in Bombay. I-[i]    

 

Information is from all available sources to attempt to present the actual timeline / sequence of events for the visit.  Footnotes will identify the sources of the changes.  (Note: If a footnote appears only at the first change or addition on a given day, it applies to all other changes or additions on that day unless otherwise stated.)

 

Additions, Corrections, & Notes are added in Blue, except for the following major contributors that are in the color shown:

 

- Programmes of the Ceremonies to be Observed at Visits Between His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Native Chiefs in India 1905-06 are in Purple I-[ii]

 

References in the Press to the Visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales to India 1905-1906 are in Orange I-[iii]

 

- Sir Bryan Godfrey-Faussett, "Private Journal: 01 Oct 1905 - 26 Dec 1906" are in Green I-[iv]    

 

Deletions & Cancellations are in Red.

  

CALCUTTA.

  

Monday, 1st January 1906 (New Year’s Day) I-[xci]

 

0830      Proclamation Parade / Review of Troops. (3-4,000)

1000      Group Photos at Government House.

TBD       Polo Match.

TBD       H.R.H. tea with the Aga Khan.

1600      Princess of Wales attends Purdah Party at Belvedere.

1945      State Banquet at Government House. (Men only – 144)

 

Tuesday, 2nd January 1906

 

1115      Receive Tongsa Penlop and Tashi Lama at Hastings House. I-[xcii]

TBD       Receive the visit of the Maharaja of Sikkim.

1330      Lunch with Maharaja of Kuch Behar.

1630      Native entertainment on Maidan.

2130      Reception and Dinner at Government House. (About 50 people)

TBD       Dance in the Ball Room.

 

Wednesday, 3rd January 1906

 

TBD       Lunch with the Chief Justice and Lady Maclean. (About 20 people) I-[xciii]

TBD       Visit the museum.

1630      Garden Party, Government House.

TBD       Dinner with Lord Kitchener.

TBD       After dinner drive through city to see illuminations.

 

Thursday, 4th January 1906

 

TBD       Polo Tournament I-[xciv]

1600      H. R. H. will lay foundation stone of the Victoria Memorial Hall.

2200      State Ball. (2,500 people)

 

Friday, 5th January 1906

 

TBD       Prince of Wales attends University     Convocation. I-[xcv]

TBD       Return visit of the Tashi Lama.

TBD       Return visit of the Maharaja of Sikkim.

TBD       Return visit of Tongsa Penlop.

TBD       Polo Tournament

TBD       T.R.H. depart by train to Barrockpure.

 

BARROCKPURE.

 

TBD       T.R.H. arrive Barrockpure I-[xcvi]

 

Originally it was planned that T.R.H.s would depart Calcutta on the 6th January 1906 to go to Darjeeling, returning to Calcutta on the 9th January 1906 for the trip to Burma.  Darjeeling was cut from the itinerary to give the Prince and Princess a break at the Viceroy’s retreat in Barrockpure, 20 minutes by train from Calcutta.  Lord and Lady Minto, their daughters Lady Eileen and Lady Ruby Minto, along with Derek and Mrs. Keppel, and Sir Arthur Bigge were the only ones to accompany them on this respite.

 

DARJEELING.

 

Saturday, 6th January to Tuesday, 9th January 1906

 

Cancelled to give T.R.H.s a break before going to Burma.

 

Saturday, 6th January 1906

 

ALL        T.R.H.s rest at Barrockpure. I-[xcvii]

 

Sunday, 7th January 1906

 

ALL        T.R.H.s rest at Barrockpure. I-[xcviii]

TBD       Members of the Royal Party join T.R.H.s and Lord and Lady Minto at Barrockpure for lunch.

 

Monday, 8th January 1906

 

ALL        T.R.H.s rest at Barrockpure. I-[xcix]

 

Tuesday, 9th January 1906

 

0830      Royal Party in Calcutta take a Steamer down the River to the “Renown” and “Terrible”. I-[c]

TBD       T.R.H.s depart Barrockpure.

1600      Arrive Diamond Harbour.

1600      T.R.H.s arrive at “Renown” on the “Guide”. (The Lieutenant Governors Yacht)

2200      Members of Staff arrive at the “Terrible”.

 

H. M. S. RENOWN.

 

Wednesday, 10th January 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Thursday, 11th January 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Friday, 12th January 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

1815      “Renown” and “Terrible” arrive off Rangoon. I-[ci]

TBD       Dinner Party on board “Renown”.

 

RANGOON.

 

Saturday, 13th January 1906

 

0830      Public arrival.

TBD       Municipal Address.

TBD       Carriage ride to Government House. (45 minutes) I-[cii]

1630      Opening of the Victoria Memorial Park.

2015      State Banquet.

TBD       Reception. (300 people)

 

Sunday, 14th January 1906

 

1030      Frank Dugdale and Bryan Godfrey-Faussett go to the market to select things for T.R.H.s to buy. I-[ciii]

1100      Divine Service.

1630      Visit Shwe Daon Pagoda.

TBD       Lieutenant-Governor’s Dinner Party for the Staff.

 

Monday, 15th January 1906

 

1100      Visit Teak Yards.

1600      Garden Party at Government House. I-[civ]

1845      Dinner.

2115      Illuminations on the Lake and in Dalhousie Park.

2300      Private departure by train to Mandalay.

 

MANDALAY.

 

Tuesday, 16th January 1906

 

0713      Train stops at Thawatti for Early Tea. (10 minutes)  I-[cv]

0824      Train stops at Kyidaunggan for Dressing. (30 minutes)

0919      Train Stops at Shwemyo for Breakfast. (1 hour and 21 minutes)

1345      Train Stops at Kume Road Station for Lunch. 

1630      Public arrival.

TBD       Municipal Address.

TBD       Carriage ride to Government House.

TBD       Dinner Party at Government House.

 

Wednesday, 17th January 1906

 

TBD       Carriage ride to town to visit the Bazaar. I-[cvi]

1030      Visit Palace, Arakan Pagoda and Zegyo Bazar.

1600      Boat races on Moat and Garden Party.

TBD       Burmese Theatre at the Palace.

 

IRRAWADDY FLOTILLA COMPANY STEAMER “JAPAN”

 

The Royal Party made the return trip from Mandalay to Prome on the Irrawaddy River on the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company’s Steamer “Japan”.  The Prince and his staff spent a half-day duck hunting on Lake Paunglin.  The Royal Party returned by train from Prome to Rangoon.

 

2300      Private departure on the steamer “Japan”.

 

Thursday, 18th January 1906

 

ALL        On river Irrawaddy. I-[cvii]

1500      “Japan” anchored for the day.

TBD       Dinner Party for those on board.

 

Friday, 19th January 1906

 

ALL        On river Irrawaddy. I-[cviii]

0630      “Japan” continues to Paunglin.

1330      “Japan” anchors at Paunglin.   

 

LAKE PAUNGLIN.

 

1500      Duck Shoot at Paunglin.

 

Saturday, 20th January 1906

 

TBD       On river.

1730      Arrive at Prome. I-[cix]

 

PROME.

 

TBD       Visit the Golden Pagoda.

TBD       Dinner Party on board the “Japan”.

2230      Leave for Rangoon.

 

RANGOON.

 

Sunday, 21st January 1906

 

0630         Arrive Rangoon.   I-[cx]

TBD       Private departure direct from train.

0800      Leave shore in the “Togo” for the “Renown” and “Terrible”.

 

H. M. S. RENOWN.

 

0930      “Renown” and “Terrible” with escort ships “Fox” and “Perseus” get under way.

 

Monday, 22nd January 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Tuesday, 23rd January 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

MADRAS.

 

Wednesday, 24th January 1906 

 

1400      “Renown” and “Terrible” anchor in Madras harbour. I-[cxi]

1625      Public arrival. I-[cxii]

TBD       Municipal Address.

TBD       Carriage procession through Madras to Government House.

1945      State Banquet. I-[cxiii]          

2145      Levee. (800 people)

 

Thursday, 25th January 1906

 

1030      Mizaj Pursee.  H.H. The Rajah of Cochin. I-[cxiv]

1035      H.H. The Rajah of Pudukottai.

1130      Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales departs Government House to visit Victoria Caste and Gosha Hospital accompanied by Lady Ampthill.

1250      His Royal Highness receives a visit from H.H. Rajah of Cochin.

1310      His Royal Highness receives a visit from H.H. Raja of PudukottaiI-[cxv]

               - These visits will take place in the Drawing Room of Government House.

1500      His Royal Highness departs Government House for the Banqueting Hall

1500      H.R.H. grants audience to the Zemindars and Noblemen invited to Madras in honour of the Royal Visit.

TBD       Address of Landholder’s Association.

1630      T.R.H. will start drive to Guindy for Tea in the gardens (the drive to Guindy takes 45 minutes by the Mount Road).

               - The return journey by St. Thome and the Marina takes 55 minutes.

1945      Small Dinner Party – Hosted by His     Excellency the Governor and Lady Ampthill.

2000      T.R.H. will enter the Drawing Room.

2120      His Excellency the Governor and Lady Ampthill and the Suite of T.R.H. depart Government House.

2130      T.R.H depart Government House.

2140      T.R.H. attend entertainment arranged by the general public of Madras and receive an Address from the People of the Madras Presidency.

 

Friday, 26th January 1906

 

1245      H.R.H. will leave Government House (the drive from Government House to H.H. the Rajah of Cochin’s takes 15 minutes.)I-[cxvi]

1300      H.R.H. returns Visit of H.H. The Rajah of Cochin.

1530      H.R.H. accords certain interviews with Native Gentlemen in the Drawing Room of Government House.

1650      His Excellency the Governor and Lady Ampthill depart Government House.

1655      The Suite of T.R.H. depart Government House.

1700      T.R.H depart Government House.

1710      Lay Foundation-stone of Victoria Technical Institute – the Madras Memorial to the late Queen-Empress.

2140      The Suite of T.R.H. depart Government House and walk to the Banqueting Hall to meet T.R.H. at the Grand Entrance.

2145      T.R.H depart Government House for Banqueting Hall.

- A procession will be formed from the entrance to the Dias at the top of the Banqueting Hall, where T.R.H. will be received by the Governor and Lady Ampthill(600 people) I-[cxvii]

2145      General Reception at Banqueting Hall.

- When T.R.H wish to return to Government House the procession will be re-formed, and T.R.H. will drive back to Government House.

TBD       Private supper in the Dining Room at Government House after the Reception.

 

Saturday, 27th January 1906

 

1530      Carriage at Government House to take Her Royal Highness to the Banqueting Hall. I-[cxviii]  

1530      Her Royal Highness the Princess attends a small Purdah Party given by Lady Ampthill in the Banqueting Hall.

1630      The Governor and Lady Ampthill receive guests for the Garden Party.

1700      Garden Party.

1700      The Governor and Lady Ampthill meet T.R.H. and Staff at the Entrance to Government House and conduct them to a Shamianah in the Garden where the guests will be presented.

1945      Diner Party. (About 40 people) I-[cxix]

2000      T.R.H. will enter the Dining Room.

 

Sunday, 28th January 1906

 

1040      His Excellency the Governor and Lady Ampthill and the Suite of T.R.H. depart Government House. I-[cxx]

1045      T.R.H depart Government House.

1100      Divine Service in the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fort Saint George.

1945      Private Diner.

2130      His Excellency the Governor and Lady Ampthill and the Suite of T.R.H. depart Government House.

2135      T.R.H depart Government House.

2145      Private departure from Central Station.

               - Only the Governor and Lady Ampthill and their Staff, and the Commissioner of Police present.

 

MYSORE.

 

Monday, 29th January 1906

 

1530      Public arrival. I-[cxxi]

1615      Mizaj Pursee from the Maharaja of Mysore.

1630      Receive visit from Maharaja.

1750      Return visit to Maharaja.

2000      Dinner in the Camp. (90 people)

 

Tuesday, 30th January 1906

 

1130      Lay foundation stone of Industrial Hall at the Technical InstituteI-[cxxii]

 

SERINGAPATAM.

 

1300      Motor to Seringapatam(8 miles)

 

MYSORE.

 

TBD       Return to Mysore.

2000      Banquet followed by fireworks. (About 100 people)

 

Wednesday, 31st January 1906

 

1000      Motor to Karapur Shooting Camp. (45 miles) I-[cxxiii]

 

KARAPUR SHOOTING CAMP.

 

1300      Arrive Karapur Shooting Camp.

 

The capture of wild elephants in Mysore is called a “Khedda”, and only occurs every 12-15 years.  First the elephants are driven into a large (30-40 Acre) enclosure called a Khedda, and then the elephants are driven in small groups into a small circular (15 yard) enclosure to allow each elephant to be secured.  T.R.H.s observed the initial drive on the 31st January 1906, with the Prince releasing the gate.  They observed the “Khedda” or securing of the wild elephants on the 2nd February 1906, with the Princess releasing the gate to the smaller enclosure.  Bryan Godfrey-Faussett wrote an article published in England about this before they returned home.

 

1630      Motor to the site of the Wild Elephant Drive. (6 miles)

TBD       Observe the Wild Elephant Drive.

TBD       H.R.H. releases the gate of the Khedda to hold the captured elephants. 

 

Thursday, 1st February 1906

 

ALL        Karapur Shooting Camp. I-[cxxiv]

1000      Bison and Sambur Hunt from Elephants. 

TBD       Lunch.

1500      Motor to another area for a Tiger Shoot. (8 miles)

 

Friday, 2nd February 1906

 

ALL        Karapur Shooting Camp. I-[cxxv]

1000      Observe the “Khedda”.

 

Saturday, 3rd February 1906

 

ALL        Karapur Shooting Camp. I-[cxxvi]

1000      Motor to Tiger Shoot. (23 miles)

TBD       Return to Camp.

 

Sunday, 4th February 1906

 

TBD       Breakfast. I-[cxxvii]

TBD       Divine Service at Camp.

TBD       Motor to Mysore.

 

MYSORE.

 

TBD       Return to Mysore.

TBD       Tour the Palace and Zoo.

TBD       Divine Service. (Bishop of Madras)      

2330      Private departure.

 

BANGALORE.

 

Monday, 5th February 1906

 

0830      Public arrival. (In mourning for the death of the King of Denmark) I-[cxxviii]

TBD       Municipal Address.

TBD       Carriages to the Residence.

1600      Unveiling of the Statue of the late      Queen-Empress.

TBD       Flower show at the botanical garden & Zoo.

2000      Banquet. (98 people)

TBD       General Reception. (350 people)

 

Tuesday, 6th February 1906

 

TBD       H.R.H. presents a new standard to the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers). I-[cxxix]

TBD       Visit Hospital.

TBD       Morning Drive to Cantonment

1015      ‘Carriage & Man’ to accompany the Princess of Wales’ maid “to show her the shops” I-[cxxx]

1630      Garden Party.

1830      Special Staff Train departs for Hyderabad.

 

Wednesday, 7th February 1906

 

1030      T.R.H. private departure by narrow gauge train to Guritakal. I-[cxxxi]

1500      Special Staff Train arrives at Guritakal.

1940      Narrow Gauge train arrives at Guritakal and T.R.H. board Royal Train for Hyderabad.

 

HYDERABAD.

 

Thursday, 8th February 1906

 

0815      Public arrival. I-[cxxxii]

TBD       Carriage procession to Falaknomah Castle.

1130      Receive H. H. the Nizam.

1230      Return visit to His Highness.

1630      Sports and shooting demonstration.

 

Friday, 9th February 1906

 

The Nizam’s favorite daughter (the Sahebzadi Saheba) died of Tuberculosis the morning of the 9th February 1906, and he went into three days of morning in the Palace.  All native participation in the visit essentially came to a halt. I-[cxxxiii]

 

0730      Motor to Secunderabad.

0800      Parade of the Secunderabad Garrison. (8,000 troops)

TBD       Presentation of Colours to 2nd Queen’s Own Rajput Light Infantry.

1230      Private visit of H. H. the Nizam. (Cancelled due to the death of the Nizam’s daughter)

1700      Lay foundation stone of the Victoria Zenana Hospital.

2000      Dinner at the Residency.

TBD       General Reception. (3-400 people)

 

Saturday, 10th February 1906

 

TBD       Drive before breakfast.

TBD       Visit Orphanage.

TBD       H.R.H. private visit to the Nizam to offer condolences and say goodbye. I-[cxxxiv]

TBD       Drive to Golconda for tour.

2000      Banquet at the Palace. (Cancelled)

2300      Private departure to Nekonda

 

The Princess and Her Staff remained in Hyderabad while the Prince and His Staff went on the hunt.  The Princess spent the 11th to 14th February visiting the Hyderabad Exhibition of Arts, Industries, and Manufactures, and touring the ancient capital city of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty at Golconda. She privately received the Nizam, and returned His visit at the Palace after His three days of mourning for his daughter’s death. I-[cxxxv]

 

NEKONDA.

 

Sunday, 11th February 1906

 

0745      Arrive Nekonda.

0845      Motor to Nursumpet Camp. (12 miles) I-[cxxxvi]

 

NURSUMPET CAMP.

 

1130      Divine Service at Camp. (Bishop of Madras)

2000      Dinner.

 

Monday, 12th February 1906

 

ALL        Nursumpet Shooting Camp. I-[cxxxvii]

1000      Tiger Hunt. (Cancelled)

1300      Lunch.

1700      Motor to 900-year-old manmade Pakhal Lake. (7-9 miles)

 

Tuesday, 13th February 1906

 

ALL        Nursumpet Shooting Camp. I-[cxxxviii]

1100      Tiger Hunt in Allumburg. (3 miles from Camp)

1130      H.R.H. in the ‘Machan’. - The Prince got a Tiger (9ft1in) and a Panther (7ft6in), both with one shot each.

TBD       Lunch at carriages.

TBD       Tiger Hunt at another location. - Prince got another Tiger (9ft5in). (800 beaters employed) 

 

Wednesday, 14th February 1906

 

ALL        Nursumpet Shooting Camp. I-[cxxxix]

1000      Duck Shoot on a Lake. (9 miles from Camp)

TBD       Lunch at the Camp.

TBD       “General Beat” Hunt. - Prince got a third Tiger.

 

NEKONDA.

 

Thursday, 15th February 1906

 

1600      Jungle Cock Shoot from elephants. I-[cxl]

1800      Motor to Nekonda Railway Station.

2000      Depart in Train for Secunderabad.

TBD       Dine in train.

 

Friday, 16th February 1906

 

TBD       Arrive Secunderabad.  (Princess and Staff rejoin the Prince on the Train) I-[cxli]

TBD       Train from Secunderabad to Benares.

ALL        In train.

 

Originally it was planned to make stops at Daulatabad, Manmar, and Timarni, however these were all cancelled to allow a little downtime for T.R.H.s, and additional time in Benares.

 

DAULATABAD.

 

Saturday, 17th February 1906

 

0930      Private arrival.

TBD       Visit Caves of Ellora.

1745      Private departure.

 

MANMAR.

 

TBD       Dine in broad gauge train at Manmar.

 

Saturday, 17th February 1906 I-[cxlii]

 

ALL        In train.

 

TIMARNI.

 

Sunday, 18th February 1906

 

TBD       In train.

TBD       Divine Service at Timarni.

 

BENARES.

 

Sunday, 18th February 1906

 

0900      Private Arrival. I-[cxliii]

1000      Motor to Sarnath.

TBD       Tour the ruins and Buddhist Temple.

TBD       Motor across the Dufferin Bridge over the Ganges and back, and through Benares.

TBD       Lunch at Prince of Wales’s Camp.

TBD       Take a boat down the River to see the ‘Gourkha Temple’.

1800      Church Service to mark the Funeral of the King of Denmark.

TBD       Dinner in Camp. 

 

Monday, 19th February 1906

 

1130      Receive visit of His Highness the Maharaja.

1230      Presentation of Municipal Address.

TBD       Procession through the city on Elephants. I-[cxliv]

TBD       Reception of prominent Native gentlemen.

1600      Drive with His Highness the Maharaja.

2000      Banquet in a large tent. (100 people)

TBD       General      Reception. (Cancelled due to weather)

 

On the 19th February 1906 the Royal Party was notified about a Cholera outbreak in the Shooting Camp in Nepal, and the decision was made to cancel the hunting expedition. 

 

The decision was also made to split up the Royal Party into smaller groups to do different things during the two-week period.

 

Tuesday, 20th February 1906

 

0800      Visit to Bathing Ghats.

1000      Breakfast in Camp. I-[cxlv]

1130      Inspection of local industries.

1630      Motor to Asi Ghat

TBD       Board State Barges and cross River to Ramnagar to return the visit of the Maharaja.

TBD       T.R.H.s received by the Maharaja.

TBD       Tour the Palace.

1800      Board State Barges to see illuminations.

TBD       Carriage back to Camp.

2230      Private departure.

 

The final decision was made on the 20th February 1906 as to the new plan for the two weeks that were to be spent in Nepal. 

 

- The Princess and Her Staff along with Sir Walter Lawrence and Major Watson continue Her original program going from Benares to Cawnpore, Lucknow, and Agra, then north to Rurki, Landour, Haridwar, Dehra Dun, Mussoorie, Mokampur, and Rajpur, before returning to linkup with the Prince at Hathras Junction.

 

- The Prince with Sir Arthur Bigge, General Beatson, and General Pratap Singh, and two other members of the Indian Staff will return to Gwalior to be entertained by the Maharajah of Gwalior.

 

- Cust, Keppel, Crichton, Roberts, Tyrwhitt, and Godfrey-Faussett remain with the Maharajah of Benares to be entertained on his land 50 miles from Benares.  After a week this group splits further with Crichton and Keppel meeting their wives, Cust and Tyrwhitt going to Rewa to shoot, and Godfrey-Faussett joining Frank Dugdale in Lucknow.

 

Wednesday, 21st February 1906

 

TBD       Parade of the South Staffordshire Regiment. I-[cxlvi]

TBD       H.R.H. presents new Colors to the Regiment.

1200      Prince (with Bramby the policeman) takes a private tour of the sites.

1200      Princess (with Radice the Civil Service Collector) private tour of the sites.

TBD       Dinner

TBD       Royal Train departs Benares for Lucknow. I-[cxlvii]

 

BETTIAH (NEPAL).

 

Wednesday, 21st February 1906 to Tuesday, 6th March 1906

 

Cancelled due to a cholera outbreak in Nepal.

 

Thursday, 22nd February 1906

 

0830      Royal Train arrives at Lucknow. I-[cxlviii]

TBD       Breakfast.

TBD       H.R.H. meets with Maharaja of Jaipur at the Lucknow train station.

1000      Prince & Staff depart in Royal Train for Gwalior.

TBD       Princess & Staff drive to Government House.

TBD       Train stops at Cawnpore for two hours. I-[cxlix]

TBD       Train continues to Gwalior.

TBD       H.R.H. arrives at Gwalior.

 

Friday, 23rd February 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[cl]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Lucknow.

1300      Princess takes train to Cawnpore. I-[cli]

TBD       Princess inspects the leather works.

TBD       Princess visits the Cawnpore Woollen Mills.

TBD       Princess visits the Memorial Gardens, the Massacre Ghat, and the Memorial Church.

1730      Princess takes train back to Lucknow.

 

Saturday, 24th February 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clii]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Lucknow.

TBD       Princess attends the Royal Dragoon Circus.

 

Sunday, 25th February 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[cliii]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Lucknow.

TBD       Princess visits the Station Hospital.

TBD       Princess attends the Muharram Festival.

 

Monday, 26th February 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[cliv]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Lucknow.

TBD       Princess & Staff take train to Agra.

 

Tuesday, 27th February 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clv]

0830      Princess & Staff arrive in Agra. I-[clvi]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Agra.

TBD       Princess tour the Fort.

TBD       Princess receives the Maharaja of Bharatapur and His Mother.

TBD       Princess motors to Chini-ka-Rosa.

TBD       Princess motors to the Taj Mahal for sunset.

TBD       Princess & Staff take train to Dehra Dun.

               

Wednesday, 28th February 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clvii]

1030      Princess & Staff arrive in Dehra Dun. I-[clviii]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD       Princess takes a motor tour around the Cantonments in Dehra Dun. I-[clix]

TBD       Princess has Tea at the Mess of the 2nd Gurkhas.

 

Thursday, 1st March 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clx]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD       Princess motors to Konwalla. I-[clxi]

 

Friday, 2nd March 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clxii]

TBD       Princess & Staff motor to Mussoorie. I-[clxiii]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Mussoorie.

TBD       Princess motors to Rajpure.

TBD       Princess has lunch at the Charleville   Hotel. I-[clxiv]

TBD       Princess visits the Soldier’s Home at Landour.

TBD       Princess visits the Mussoorie Convent.

 

Saturday, 3rd March 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clxv]

TBD       Princess & Staff motor to Dehra Dun. I-[clxvi]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

 

Sunday, 4th March 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clxvii]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD       Princess attends service at Christ Church.  I-[clxviii]

 

Monday, 5th March 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clxix]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD       Princess motors to the Mohan Pass and Assaroie.

1630      Princess visits the Hurbanswala Tea Gardens. I-[clxx]

 

Tuesday, 6th March 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clxxi]

ALL        Princess & Staff in Hardwar.  I-[clxxii]

TBD       Princess visits Bathing Ghats.

TBD       Princess has Tea at the Canal Bungalow.

TBD       Princess visits the Head Works of the Ganges Canal.

 

Wednesday, 7th March 1906

 

ALL        Prince & Staff in Gwalior. I-[clxxiii]

TBD       Princess & Staff motor to Rurki.  I-[clxxiv]

TBD       Princess foundry and Thomson College.

TBD       Princess & Staff take train to Hathras Junction to meet the Prince.

TBD       Royal Party reunites at Hathras Junction.

TBD       Depart Hathras Junction for Aligarh. 

ALL        In train.

 

ALIGARH.

 

Thursday, 8th March 1906

 

1300      Public arrival. I-[clxxv]

TBD       T.R.H.s lunch and tour of Mayo College.

TBD       Army sports display.

1830      Private departure.

 

Friday, 9th March 1906

 

ALL        In train.

 

Saturday, 10th March 1906

 

1600      Public arrival.

 

Sunday, 11th March 1906

 

TBD       Divine Service.

 

QUETTA.

 

Monday, 12th March 1906

 

1000      Public arrival.

1130      Municipal Address at the Residency.

1500      Visit of Khan of Khelat.

1515      Visit of Jam of Las-Bela.

 

Tuesday, 13th March 1906

 

1130      Public Durbar for the reception of Sardars, Native officials and Levy Corps at the Sandeman Durbar Hall. I-[clxxvi]

1530      Return visit to the Khan of Khelat.

2000      Banquet and Reception of Civil, Military and Native officers.

 

Wednesday, 14th March 1906

 

0900      Drive round Cantonment with General Officer Commanding Division (Major-General Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien).

TBD       Leave Quetta.

 

Thursday, 15th March 1906

 

ALL        Her Royal Highness the Princess remains at Quetta.

 

CHAMAN.

 

1030      Arrive Chaman.    

TBD       Presentation of Colours to the 27th Baluch Light Infantry.

 

QUETTA.

 

TBD       Return to Quetta.

 

Friday, 16th March 1906

 

1000      Public departure.

 

KARACHI.

 

Saturday, 17th March 1906

 

0830      Public arrival.

TBD       Municipal Address.

1100      Receive visit of Mir of Khairpur.

1120      Receive visits of three remaining Mirs.

1200      Return visit of Mir of Khairpur.

1800      Unveiling of the statue of the late Queen-Empress.

2030      Banquet followed by General Reception.

 

Sunday, 18th March 1906

 

TBD       Divine Service.

TBD       Farewell Dinner for the Indian Staff. (23 people) I-[clxxvii]

 

Monday, 19th March 1906

 

TBD       Breakfast. I-[clxxviii]

TBD       Investiture at Government House.

TBD       Staff travelling on the “Terrible” go to the ship.

TBD       Royal Party boards the “Renown”.

 

H. M. S. RENOWN.

 

1700      Public departure - “Renown” leaves the harbor.

2130      Fireworks display from Admiral Poe’s Flagship the “Hermes”.

 

Tuesday, 20th March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Wednesday, 21st March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Thursday, 22nd March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

TBD       An Assault At Arms demonstration on the “Terrible”. I-[clxxix]

 

Friday, 23rd March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

TBD       “Renown” & “Terrible” anchor off Aden for Coaling. I-[clxxx]

TBD       Mail delivered.

TBD       Duke & Duchess of Connaught and Princess Patricia board the “Terrible” for the morning.

TBD       T.R.H.s board the “Terrible” for the day.

1230      Duke of Connaught’s Party goes ashore for an unveiling of a Queen Victoria Memorial.

TBD       Lunch for the entire Royal Party in the Captain’s Cabin on the “Terrible”. (18 people)

1500      “Renown”, “Terrible”, and “Perseus” (escort) sail from Aden for Suez.

 

Saturday, 24th March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

TBD       Concert on the Quarter Deck of the “Terrible”. I-[clxxxi]

 

Sunday, 25th March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Monday, 26th March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Tuesday, 27th March 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

SUEZ (EGYPT).

 

Wednesday, 28th March 1906

 

1400      “Renown” & “Terrible” arrive Suez. I-[clxxxii]

TBD       Dinner Party on board the “Renown”. (24 people)

TBD       Staff presents a gift to Sir Richard Charles, K.C.V.O. - 15” Silver Saucer with Signatures.

 

Thursday, 29th March 1906

 

1200      Go ashore at Suez. I-[clxxxiii]

1230      T.R.H.s Special Train to Cairo.

 

CAIRO

 

1720      Arrive Cairo.

1730      State reception by H.H. the Khedive, his brother H.H. Prince Mohammed Ali Pasha, and Lord Cromer.

TBD       Carriage procession to Abdin Palace.

 

Friday, 30th March 1906

 

ALL        In Cairo.

 

Saturday, 31st March 1906

 

TBD       T.R.H.s go to the Cairo Museum for a guided tour by Brooks Pasha. I-[clxxxiv]

TBD       H.R.H. Duke George William of Brunswick Lunch with T.R.H.s at Abdin Palace

TBD       Prince receives the members of the Egyptian Legislative Council.

TBD       Princess visits Her Highness the Khediva at Koubbeh.

TBD       T.R.H.s attends the Egyptian Army Military Tournament at Abbassia.

1830      William St. John Fremantle Brodrick, Secretary of State for India 1903-5 visits the Prince at Abdin Palace.

TBD       State Banquet at Abdin Palace. (92 people)

 

Sunday, 1st April 1906

 

TBD       T.R.H. sail down the Nile. I-[clxxxv]

TBD       T.R.H. tour the Delta Barrage and Botanical Gardens.

 

Monday, 2nd April 1906

 

0830      T.R.H.s Special Train to Bedrechein. I-[clxxxvi]

TBD       Royal Party visits Sakhara.

TBD       Royal Party visits the tombs of the Sacred Bulls.

TBD       Lunch at ‘Mariette’s House’.

TBD       Camel Rides for the Royal Party.

 

Tuesday, 3rd April 1906

 

TBD       T.R.H.s lunch with the French Consul General. I-[clxxxvii]

TBD       Attend the Bedouin Races.

TBD       Dinner Party held by Lord Cromer.

 

Wednesday, 4th April 1906

 

TBD       Royal Party visits the Pyramids at Giza. I-[clxxxviii]

TBD       Dinner at the Khedive’s house near the Pyramids.

TBD       Motor back to Abdin Palace.

 

Thursday, 5th April 1906

 

1145      T.R.H.s Special Train to Port Said. I-[clxxxix]

1630      Arrived Port Said

TBD       Dinner Party on board the “Renown”.

 

Friday, 6th April 1906

 

0600      “Renown” & “Terrible” sail for Malta.

 

Saturday, 7th April 1906 

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Sunday, 8th April 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

Monday, 9th April 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

MALTA. - Waiting for the Royal Yacht to go to Corfu.

 

Tuesday, 10th April 1906

 

ALL        At Malta.

 

Wednesday, 11th April 1906

 

ALL        At Sea.

 

CORFU. - For Naval maneuvers with the King and Queen.

 

Thursday, 12th April 1906

 

ALL        At Sea off Corfu.

 

Friday, 13th April 1906

 

ALL        At Sea off Corfu.

 

Saturday, 14th April 1906

 

ALL        At Sea off Corfu.

 

ATHENS. - For the Olympics with the King and Queen.

 

Sunday, 22nd April 1906

 

ALL        Attend Opening Ceremonies of the 1906 Olympic Games in Athens.

 

PORTSMOUTH.

 

Tuesday, 8th May 1906

 

1130      H.M.S. Renown arrives at Portsmouth. I-[cxc]

1500      T.R.H.s, children, and Staff by Special Train to Victoria Station, London.

 

LONDON.

 

1700      Arrived Victoria Station.

TBD       Received by the King and other members of the Royal Family on the platform.

TBD       Carriage Procession to Marlborough House.

 

GUILDHALL, LONDON.

 

Thursday, 17th May 1906

 

TBD       Reception at Guildhall, London

 

I-[xci] BGGF 1/55, 67-68 – 1 January 1906.

I-[xcii] BGGF 1/55, 68-69 – 2 January 1906.

I-[xciii] BGGF 1/55, 69 – 3 January 1906.

I-[xciv] BGGF 1/55, 69-70 – 4 January 1906.

I-[xcv] BGGF 1/55, 70 – 5 January 1906.

I-[xcvi] BGGF 1/55, 70 – 5 January 1906.

I-[xcvii] BGGF 1/55, 71 – 6 January 1906.

I-[xcviii] BGGF 1/55, 71 – 7 January 1906.

I-[xcix] BGGF 1/55, 71 – 8 January 1906.

I-[c] BGGF 1/55, 72 – 9 January 1906.

I-[ci] BGGF 1/55, 72 – 12 January 1906.

I-[cii] BGGF 1/55, 72-73 – 13 January 1906.

I-[ciii] BGGF 1/55, 73 – 14 January 1906.

I-[civ] BGGF 1/55, 74 – 15 January 1906.

I-[cv] BGGF 1/55, 75 – 16 January 1906.

I-[cvi] BGGF 1/55, 75-76 – 17 January 1906.

I-[cvii] BGGF 1/55, 76-77 – 18 January 1906.

I-[cviii] BGGF 1/55, 77 – 19 January 1906.

I-[cix] BGGF 1/55, 77-78 – 20 January 1906.

I-[cx] BGGF 1/55, 78 – 21 January 1906.

I-[cxi] BGGF 1/55, 79 – 24 January 1906.

I-[cxii] Government of India, Madras Royal Visit Program, (Madras: Higginbotham & Co, 1906), 2-6.

I-[cxiii] Government of India, Madras Royal Visit Program... 7-11.

I-[cxiv] Government of India, Madras Royal Visit Program... 7-11.

I-[cxv] BGGF 1/55, 79 – 25 January 1906.

I-[cxvi] Government of India, Madras Royal Visit Program... 12-13.

I-[cxvii] BGGF 1/55, 80 – 26 January 1906.

I-[cxviii] Government of India, Madras Royal Visit Program... 14-17.

I-[cxix] BGGF 1/55, 81 – 27 January 1906.

I-[cxx] Government of India, Madras Royal Visit Program... 18.

I-[cxxi] BGGF 1/55, 82 – 29 January 1906.

I-[cxxii] BGGF 1/55, 82 – 30 January 1906.

I-[cxxiii] BGGF 1/55, 83-84 – 31 January 1906.

I-[cxxiv] BGGF 1/55, 85-87 – 2 February 1906.

I-[cxxv] BGGF 1/55, 84 – 1 February 1906.

I-[cxxvi] BGGF 1/55, 87 – 3 February 1906.

I-[cxxvii] BGGF 1/55, 87-88 – 4 February 1906.

I-[cxxviii] BGGF 1/55, 88 – 5 February 1906.

I-[cxxix] BGGF 1/55, 89 – 6 February 1906.

I-[cxxx] Collection of the Author - Signed Letter: To Mrs. Fraser on “The Resident Mysore” stationary: Feb 6th: “Dear Mrs. Fraser, Please order the carriage for my maid at 10-15 this morning & a man to accompany her to show her the shops – yrs sincerely Victoria Mary.”

I-[cxxxi] BGGF 1/55, 89 – 7 February 1906.

I-[cxxxii] BGGF 1/55, 89-90 – 8 February 1906.

I-[cxxxiii] BGGF 1/55, 91 – 9 February 1906.

I-[cxxxiv] BGGF 1/55, 91 – 9 February 1906.

I-[cxxxv] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 383.

I-[cxxxvi] BGGF 1/55, 92 – 11 February 1906.

I-[cxxxvii] BGGF 1/55, 92 – 12 February 1906.

I-[cxxxviii] BGGF 1/55, 92-93 – 13 February 1906.

I-[cxxxix] BGGF 1/55, 93-94 – 14 February 1906.

I-[cxl] BGGF 1/55, 94 – 15 February 1906.

I-[cxli] BGGF 1/55, 94-95 – 16 February 1906.

I-[cxlii] BGGF 1/55, 95 – 17 February 1906.

I-[cxliii] BGGF 1/55, 95-96 – 18 February 1906.

I-[cxliv] BGGF 1/55, 96-97 – 19 February 1906.

I-[cxlv] BGGF 1/55, 98-99 – 20 February 1906.

I-[cxlvi] BGGF 1/55, 99 – 21 February 1906.

I-[cxlvii] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 712.

I-[cxlviii] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[cxlix] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 410.

I-[cl] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 410-411.

I-[cli] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clii] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[cliii] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[cliv] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clv] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 410-411.

I-[clvi] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clvii] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clviii] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clix] Englishman, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 734.

I-[clx] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clxi] Englishman, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 734.

I-[clxii] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clxiii] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clxiv] Englishman, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 734.

I-[clxv] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clxvi] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clxvii] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clxviii] Englishman, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 734.

I-[clxix] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clxx] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clxxi] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 411.

I-[clxxii] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clxxiii] Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 410-411.

I-[clxxiv] Indian Daily News, (23 February 1906) in Government of India, References in the press... 716.

I-[clxxv] BGGF 1/55, 110 – 8 March 1906.

I-[clxxvi] Foreign Department of the Government of India, Programmes of the Ceremonies... 86.

I-[clxxvii] BGGF 1/55, 118 – 23 March 1906.

I-[clxxviii] BGGF 1/55, 117-118 – 19 March 1906.

I-[clxxix] BGGF 1/55, 118 – 23 March 1906.

I-[clxxx] BGGF 1/55, 118 – 24 March 1906.

I-[clxxxi] BGGF 1/55, 119 – 27 March 1906.

I-[clxxxii] BGGF 1/55, 120 – 28 March 1906.

I-[clxxxiii] BGGF 1/55, 120 – 29 March 1906.

I-[clxxxiv] BGGF 1/55, 121 – 31 March 1906.

I-[clxxxv] BGGF 1/55, 122 1 April 1906.

I-[clxxxvi] BGGF 1/55, 123 – 2 April 1906.

I-[clxxxvii] BGGF 1/55, 123 – 3 April 1906.

I-[clxxxviii] BGGF 1/55, 124 – 4 April 1906.

I-[clxxxix] BGGF 1/55, 124 – 5 April 1906.

I-[cxc] BGGF 1/55, 133-134 – 8 May 1906.

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