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

timeline of the royal visit to india 1905-1906

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.  (Government of India, Tour of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 1905-06, (Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, and Co., 1905), 187 pages, plus maps…)

 

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. (Foreign Department of the Government of India, Programmes of the Ceremonies to be Observed at Visits Between His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Native Chiefs in India 1905-06, (Simla: Foreign Department, 7 November 1905), 132 pages.)

 

- References in the Press to the Visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales to India 1905-1906 are in Orange. (Foreign Department of the Government of India, References in the Press to the Visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales to India 1905-1906, (Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1907), 850 pages.)

 

- Sir Bryan Godfrey-Faussett, "Private Journal: 01 Oct 1905 - 26 Dec 1906" are in Green. (Sir Bryan Godfrey-Faussett, "Private Journal: 1 Oct 1905 - 26 Dec 1905", (Cambridge: Churchill Archives Centre), "The Papers of Sir Bryan Godfrey-Faussett", BGGF 1/55, 1 October 1905 to 8 May 1906.)

 

- Deletions & Cancellations are in Red.

 

 

PLANNING AND PREPARATION.

 

Sunday, 11th December 1904

 

Sir Walter Lawrence asked by the Prince of Wales to be the Chief of Staff for the Royal Visit to India in 1905-6. (Walter Roper Lawrence, The India We Served, (London: Cassell and Company, 1929), 256.)

 

H.M.S. RENOWN & H.M.S. TERRIBLE.

 

PORTSMOUTH to GENOA. – The H.M.S. Renown and the H.M.S. Terrible departed Portsmouth on the 8th October 1905.  Captain Campbell in command of the “Terrible”, Commodore Tyrwhitt in command of “Renown”, and Commander Bryan Godfrey-Faussett was the only member of the Royal Household to accompany the two ships to Genoa.

 

PORTSMOUTH.

 

Sunday, 8th October 1905

 

0800 “Renown” & “Terrible” sail from Portsmouth.

 

GIBRALTAR.

 

Thursday, 12th October 1905

 

0800 “Renown” & “Terrible” arrive at Gibraltar.  

 

Saturday, 14th October 1905

 

1700 “Renown” & “Terrible” depart Gibraltar for Genoa.  

 

GENOA.

 

Wednesday, 18th October 1905

 

0930 “Renown” & “Terrible” tie up in the harbor at Genoa.

           

Thursday, 19th October 1905

 

0030 Lord & Lady Shaftesbury, Frank Dugdale, and Sir Charles Cust arrive in Genoa by train.

0930 Two escort ships “Lancaster” & “Suffolk” arrive at Genoa.

 

ROYAL PARTY.

 

LONDON to GENOA. – The Prince and Princess left Victoria Station, London on the 19th October 1905 and traveled overland through Europe to meet up with H.M.S. Renown in Genoa on the 20th October 1905.

 

Thursday, 19th October 1905

 

1140 Departed Victoria Station

1325 Arrived Dover

1335 Departed Dover

1445 Arrived Calais

1535 Departed Calais

1905 Arrived Paris (Gare du Nord)

1940 Departed Paris (Gare du Nord)

2015 Arrived Paris (Gare du Lyon)

2105 Departed Paris (Gare du Lyon)

2315 Arrived Laroche

2320 Departed Laroche

 

GENOA.

 

Friday, 20th October 1905

 

0454 Arrive Culoz

0457 Depart Culoz

0518 Arrive Aix-les-Bains

0519 Depart Aix-les-Bains

0705 Arrive St. Jean de Marienne

0710 Depart St. Jean de Marienne

0756 Arrive Modane

0915 Depart Modane (Central European   Time)

1227 Arrive Turin

1235 Depart Turin

1645 Arrive Genoa (St. Limbania)

 

ROYAL HOUSEHOLD. – Members of the Royal Household already in Genoa.

 

GENOA.

 

Friday, 20th October 1905

 

TBD   Sir Charles Cust, Commodore Tyrwhitt, & Captain Campbell go ashore to meet the Royal Party at the train station.

1630 Lord & Lady Shaftesbury, Frank Dugdale, and Bryan Godfrey-Faussett board the “Renown”.

1645 Royal Train arrives in Genoa.

1700 Prince & Princess of Wales, Lady Eva Dugdale, Sir Arthur Bigge, Sir Walter Lawrence, and Derek Keppel arrive on board the “Renown”.

TBD   Lord Crichton on board the “Terrible”.

1730 Captain Campbell, Lord & Lady Shaftesbury, Frank Dugdale, and Bryan Godfrey-Faussett return to the “Terrible”.

 

GENOA to SUEZ.

 

H.M.S. TERRIBLE – The “Terrible” went from Genoa straight to Suez.  The members of the Royal Party onboard the “Terrible” made a side trip to Cairo, while those on the H.M.S. Renown attended naval exercises put on by the Mediterranean fleet.

 

Friday, 20th October 1905

 

1745 H.M.S. Terrible sails from Genoa harbor.

 

Saturday, 21st October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

2330 Pass near Stromboli.

 

Sunday, 22nd October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Pass through the Straits of Messina.

 

Monday, 23rd October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Pass Crete.

 

Tuesday, 24th October 1905

 

1400 H.M.S. Terrible arrives at Port Said.

1845 Frank Dugdale, Lord Crichton, Jimmy Watson (A.D.C. to Khedive and Pasha), and Bryan Godfrey-Faussett take train with private carriage from Port Said to Cairo.

2325 Train arrives in Cairo

 

Wednesday, 25th October 1905

 

TBD   Review of Egyptian Troops with Major-General Sir Reginald Wingate.

1530 Tour of the Pyramids & Sphinx.

 

Thursday, 26th October 1905

 

TBD   Tour Citadel and Mosque.

TBD   Egyptian Museum.

TBD   Cairo Zoo.

 

Friday, 27th October 1905

 

0500 Train to a Fox Hunt.

0700 Return to Cairo.

0830 Back at Hotel.

0930 Breakfast.

TBD   Lord Cromer’s visit at the Hotel.

1245 Steam launch trip on the Nile to Delta Barrage.

TBD   Tour botanical gardens.

1730 Return to Cairo.

 

Saturday, 28th October 1905

 

1200 Train from Cairo to Suez (via Ismailia).

1700 Train arrives in Suez.

1800 Frank Dugdale, Lord Crichton, and Bryan Godfrey-Faussett back on the “Terrible”.

1900 “Renown” arrives in Suez.

TBD   Dinner for Royal Party and Household on the “Renown”.

 

H.M.S. RENOWN – After leaving Genoa the H.M.S. Renown was escorted by the “Lancaster” & “Suffolk” to meet the Mediterranean Fleet, commanded by Admiral Charles Beresford, to observe naval exercises from the 23rd to the 27th of October 1905 arriving at Suez on the 28th.

 

Friday, 20th October 1905

 

1700 Prince & Princess of Wales, Lady Eva Dugdale, Sir Arthur Bigge, Sir Walter Lawrence, and Derek Keppel arrived on board the “Renown”.

 

Saturday, 21st October 1905

 

TBD   “Renown” and escort ships “Lancaster” & “Suffolk” sails from Genoa.

 

Sunday, 22nd October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

 

Monday, 23rd October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

 

Tuesday, 24th October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

 

Wednesday, 25th October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

 

Thursday, 26th October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

 

Friday, 27th October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   “Renown” arrives at Port Said.

 

Saturday, 28th October 1905

 

1900 “Renown” arrives in Suez.

TBD   Dinner for Royal Party and Household on the “Renown” - Their Royal Highnesses, Lord & Lady Shaftesbury, Frank & Lady Eva Dugdale, Sir Arthur Bigge, Sir Walter Lawrence, Charles Cust, Lord Crichton, Derek Keppel, Commodore Tyrwhitt, Captain Campbell, and Bryan Godfrey-Faussett.

 

SUEZ to BOMBAY.

 

H.M.S. RENOWN & H.M.S. TERRIBLE

 

Sunday, 29th October 1905

 

1000 Their Royal Highnesses, Sir Walter Lawrence, Sir Arthur Bigge, Lady Eva Dugdale, Charles Cust, and Derek Keppel arrive on board the “Terrible”.

TBD   Inspection of the crew by His Royal Highness.

TBD   Presentation of the Officers to H.R.H.

1100 Their Royal Highnesses, Sir Walter Lawrence, Sir Arthur Bigge, Lady Eva Dugdale, Charles Cust, and Derek Keppel return to the “Renown”.

1200 “Renown” & “Terrible” sail from Suez for Bombay.

 

Monday, 30th October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Bridge Tournament in the Ward Room on the “Terrible”.

 

Tuesday, 31st October 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Bridge Tournament in the Ward Room on the “Terrible”.

 

Wednesday, 1st November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Bridge Tournament in the Ward Room on the “Terrible”.

 

Thursday, 2nd November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Bridge Tournament in the Ward Room on the “Terrible”.

 

Friday, 3rd November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Bridge Tournament in the Ward Room on the “Terrible”.

1200 Arrive Aden – remain under weigh.

TBD   Governor of Aden lunch with T.R.H.s on the “Renown”.

TBD   “Fox” and “Proserpine” cruisers join as escorts from Aden to Bombay.

1630 Depart Aden

 

Saturday, 4th November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Bridge Tournament in the Ward Room on the “Terrible”.

 

Sunday, 5th November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Church Service.

TBD   Holy Communion Service.

 

Monday, 6th November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Dinner for members of the Royal Party on the “Terrible” in the War Room.

TBD   Dance on deck.

 

Tuesday, 7th November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   Ships entertainment – singing on the Quarter Deck.

 

Wednesday, 8th November 1905

 

ALL    At Sea.

 

Thursday, 9th November 1905

 

TBD   Arrive of the coast of Bombay – remain 15 miles out until 1030.

1030 “Renown” & “Terrible” proceed to appointed place and anchor about 1-½ miles out.

 

BOMBAY.

 

Thursday, 9th November 1905

 

1200 HMS Renown will anchor in Bombay Harbor, and His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief (Admiral Poe) will go on board. 

1520 Members of the H.R.H.’s Staff landed.

1530 His Excellency the Viceroy (Lord Curzon) and Staff will go on board.

1545 His Excellency the Governor (Lord Lamington) and Staff, the Members of Council and the Chief Justice will go on board.

1600 Land at Bunder.  Presentation of the Chiefs.  Municipal Address and Reply to Municipal Address.

1730 Drive in State through part of the Native City to Government House, where His Royal Highness will be received on alighting by His Excellency the Governor.

2015 Dinner at Government House.  (40 people including Lord & Lady Curzon, Lord Lamington, and Lady Ampthill - filling in as hostess as Lady Lamington is in England.)

 

Friday, 10th November 1905

 

1030 Receive visits of the: Maharaja of Kolhapur. (19 Guns) (Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6: Deluxe Edition, (Bombay: Bennett, Coleman, & Co, 1906), 513.)

1045 Rao of Cutch.  (17 Guns)

1100 Nawab of Junagadh.  (11 Guns)

1115 Jam of Navanagar.  (11 Guns)

1130 Thakur Sahib of Bhavnagar.  (11 Guns)

1145 Raja Sahib of Dhrangadhra.  (11 Guns)

1200 Raja of Rajpipla.  (11 Guns)

1215 Nawab of Cambay.  (11 Guns)

1230 Rana of Porbandar.  (11 Guns)

1245 Thakur Sahib of Gondal.  (11 Guns)

1630 Ceremonial drive through bazaars.  Open new street en route.

2000 Banquet (at which certain Native Chiefs will be present) followed by Levee at Secretariat. 

2000 Her Royal Highness the Princess will hold Purdah Party at Government House.

 

Saturday, 11th November 1905

 

1000 Return visits of the: Maharaja of Kolhapur

1025 Rana of Porbandar

1050 Nawab of Cambay

1115 Raja Sahib of Dhrangadhra

1140 Thakur Sahib of Bhavnagar

1630 Lay the foundation stone of the Museum.  Visit Dockyard and Flagship (H.M.S. Hyacinth).

2000 Banquet at which some Native Notables will be present (101 people) followed by reception first of Native Chiefs and then general reception.  (2-3,000 people)

 

Sunday, 12th November 1905

 

1800 Divine Service at the Cathedral.

 

Monday, 13th November 1905

 

1000 Return visits of the: Raja of Rajpipla.

1020 Nawab of Junagadh.

1050 Rao of Cutch.

1110 Jam of Navanagar.

1140 Thakur Sahib of Gondal

1630 Lay foundation stone of New Dock, and call at the Yacht Club.

 

Tuesday, 14th November 1905

 

1030 Interviews and receptions of minor Chiefs:

Successively:

- Raja of Dharampur

- Raja of Bansda

- Raja of Bariya

- Raja of Sunth

- Sar Desai of Savantvadi

- Raj Saheb of Vankaner

- Thakur Saheb of Wadhwan.

Collectively: Raja of Jawhar, Chief of Mudhol, Chief of Miraj (senior), Chief of Jamakhandi, Chief of Kurundvad (senior), Chief of Ramdurg, two Chiefs of Kurundvad (junior), Pant Sachiv of Bhor, Chief of Phaltan, and the Chief of Mansa.

TBD   Group photo with T.R.H.s and Lord Lamington’s Suite

TBD   Drive through Children’s Fete to landing stage and by Stream Launch to Elephanta Caves.

TBD   Diner Party onboard the “Renown”. (36 people)

TBD   Observe illuminations from the “Renown”.

2130 Land to go to Rail Station

2230 Private departure.

 

INDORE.

 

Wednesday, 15th November 1905

 

1330 Change into metre gauge train at Butlam.

1700 Public arrival.

1800 Ceremony of Mizaj-Pursi.

 

Thursday, 16th November 1905

 

1100 Receive Visit of the Maharaja Dhiraj Holkar of Indore.

TBD   Begum of Bhopal and Raja of Sailana rehearsal for investiture.

1620 Prince of Wales escorted from the Residency to the Maharaja's residence.

1630 Return Visit to the Maharaja Dhiraj Holkar of Indore.

1730 Durbar for remaining Chiefs, Thakurs and Native Gentlemen.

2030 Banquet (100 people) at the Residency followed by reception, at which the Begum of Bhopal (G.C.I.E.) and the Raja of Sailana (K.C.I.E.) will be invested with the Insignia of the Indian Empire.

 

Friday, 17th November 1905

 

1000 Return the visit of the Maharaja Dhiraj Holkar.

1100 Return the visits of: Maharaja of Rewa.

1125 Maharaja of Orchha.

1150 Maharaja of Datia.

1215 Raja of Dewas.

1530 Inspection of the Bhopal Victoria Lancers.

1830 Private departure.

2000 1 Hour Stop: Dinner in the train.

 

UDAIPUR.

 

Saturday, 18th November 1905

 

0730 Tea and Dress for arrival on the Train.

0830 Public arrival.

1200 Receive the visit of the Maharana of Udaipur.

1230 Return the visit of the Maharana of Udaipur.

2030 Banquet at the Palace.

 

Sunday, 19th November 1905

 

1100 Devine service.

1530 Boating on the Lake.

 

Monday, 20th November 1905

 

0930 Shooting and sightseeing.

TBD   Tea at the Residency.

1830 Private departure.

 

JAIPUR.

 

Tuesday, 21st November 1905

 

0830 Public arrival.

TBD   Drive to the Residency.

1130 Receive the visit of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

1230 Return the visit of the Maharaja of Jaipur.  Visit Museum.

1530 Presentation of Address by the Ajmer Municipality.

1600 Duck and Black Buck shooting at Khatipura.

TBD   Dinner at the Residency.

 

Wednesday, 22nd November 1905

 

TBD   Pig Sticking.

1000 Breakfast.

TBD   H.R.H., General Beatson, and General Pratap Singh on Tiger hunt. (Prince’s first Tiger)

2030 Banquet in the Palace. (80 people)

 

Thursday, 23rd November 1905

 

TBD   Pig Sticking.

1200 Special Train for Tiger shoot.

1230 Tiger shoot. (No Tiger)

1600 Inspect the Imperial Service Transport Corps.

1800 Private departure.

2000 1 Hour Stop: Dinner in the train at Sambhar.

 

BIKANIR. (BIKANEER, BIKANER)

 

Friday, 24th November 1905

 

0830 Public arrival.

1130 Receive the visit of the Maharaja of Bikanir.

1230 Return the visit of the Maharaja of Bikanir.

TBD   Motor to Gajner. (20 miles)

 

GAJNER.

 

Saturday, 25th November 1905

 

0715 Imperial Sand Grouse shoot at the Tanks at Gajner.

1100 Breakfast.

TBD   H.R.H. and Maharaja Chikara shoot.

TBD   Pig Sticking.

 

Sunday, 26th November 1905

 

TBD   Devine service.

TBD   Mail Delivery.

1700 Feeding of Wild Pigs.

1730 Camel rides for members of the Royal Party.

 

Monday, 27th November 1905

 

0715 Imperial Sand Grouse shoot at the Tank at Gajner.

1530 Return by motor to Bikanir.

 

BIKANIR.

 

TBD   Tour for H.R.H. and Staff of the Palace and Armory.

TBD   Banquet at Palace. (Not attended, the Prince was sick)

TBD   Quite dinner: T.R.H.s, Staff, and Maharaja

2140 Carriage Ride to the Station.

2230 Private departure.

 

LAHORE.

 

Tuesday, 28th November 1905

 

0940 Change into the Royal Train at Bhatinda.

1500 Public arrival.

TBD   Drive to Government House. The Punjab Chiefs and Darbaris will be assembled near the Fort. (80 Punjab Darbaris)

TBD   Presentation of Municipal Address en route at Town Hall.

2000 State Banquet.

2145 General reception (Durbar) at Montgomery Hall. (300 men total)

 

Wednesday, 29th November 1905

 

1100 Receive visits of: Maharaja of Patiala.

1115 Nawab of Bahawalpur.

1130 Raja of Jind.

1145 Raja of Nabha.

1200 Raja of Kapurthala.

1215 Raja of Mandi.

1230 Regent of Maler Kotla.

1245 Raja of Faridkot.

1300 Raja of Chamba.

1315 Raja of Suket.

TBD   Visit Dufferin Hospital.

TBD   After dinner illuminations of Shahlimar Gardens.

 

Thursday, 30th November 1905

 

1115 Return visits of: Maharaja of Patiala.

1130 Nawab of Bahawalpur.

1145 Raja of Nabha.

1200 Raja of Jind

1415 Raja of Kapurthala.

1430 Raja of Mandi.

1445 Raja of Faridkot.

1600 H. R. H. the Prince will visit the Aitchison College

1600 H. R. H. the Princess will attend a Purdah Party.

2145 Ball at Montgomery Hall. (800-900 people)

 

Friday, 1st December 1905

 

1000 Parade at Mian Mir of Imperial Service Troops from Patiala, Bahawalpur, Jind, Nabba, Kapurthala, Sirmur, Maler Kotla, and Faridkot. (117 Officers, 3,515 NCOs and Men)

1100 Open University Hall.

TBD   Visit Fort.

1600 Garden Party. (600 people)

2230 Private departure. (Dugdales, Cust, and Godfrey-Fausset remained)

 

PESHAWAR.

 

Saturday, 2nd December 1905

 

1000 Public arrival.

TBD   Receive Address from Municipal Committee and Raises of the Province.

1600 Garden Party.

2000 Banquet.

2145 Reception.

 

Sunday, 3rd December 1905

 

1030 Dugdale, Cust, and Godfrey-Fausset take train from Lahore for Amritsar.

1100 Divine Service.

1230 Dugdale, Cust, and Godfrey-Fausset arrive Amritsar.

TBD   Dugdale, Cust, and Godfrey-Fausset tour Golden Temple and surrounds.

TBD   Drive with General Officer Commanding Division through Cantonments.

1640 Dugdale, Cust, and Godfrey-Fausset take train from Amritsar to Lahore.

2100 Dugdale, Cust, and Godfrey-Fausset arrive at Lahore. 

 

Monday, 4th December 1905

 

0945 Drive to Landi Kotal.

1300 Arrive Landi Kotal.

1300 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset take train from Lahore to Jellundur.

TBD   Dugdales take train from Lahore to Rawal Pindi.

1500 Leave Landi Kotal.

1530 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset arrive Jellundur.

1540 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset 11 mile horse ride from Jellundur to Kapurthala.

1600 Halt at Ali Masjid for introduction of Khans.

1730 Arrive Peshawar.

 

Tuesday, 5th December 1905

 

0034 Private Departure

 

HASAN ABDAL.

 

Wednesday, 6th December 1905

 

TBD   H. R. H. the Princess continues journey to Lord Kitchener’s Camp, Rawalpindi.

TBD   H. R. H. the Prince attends Maneuvers.

0800 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset shoot on elephants. (13 miles from Kapurthala)

 

KALA-KI-SARAI.

 

Thursday, 7th December 1905

 

TBD   H. R. H. the Prince attends Maneuvers.

 

RAWALPINDI.

 

Friday, 8th December 1905

1330 H. R. H. the Prince arrives Lord Kitchener’s Camp.

1400 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset motor to Jellundur.

1525 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset take train from Jellundur to Rajpura.

1600 Garden Party.

1800 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset arrive       Rajpura.

1823 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset carriage to Patiala. (17 miles)

1940 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset arrive Patiala.

TBD   Four Officers from the “Renown” join Cust and Godfrey-Faussett in Patiala. (Kelburne, Fullerton, Wilson, & Oliphant)

2000 Banquet.

TBD   Final Review of troops.

TBD   Visit different Camps.

TBD   Banquet.

TBD   Military Tatoo.

2230 Private departure.

 

JAMMU (SATWARI).

 

Saturday, 9th December 1905

 

0830 Public arrival.

1130 Receive the visit of the Maharaja.

1230 Return the visit of the Maharaja.

1600 Exhibition of Lama Dancers.

2000 Banquet.

TBD   Dugdales arrive in Patiala from Rawal Pindi.

 

Sunday, 10th December 1905

 

0800 Godfrey-Faussett, Kelburne, Fullerton, Wilson, & Oliphant go Pig Sticking in Patiala.

1100 Divine Service

1700 Godfrey-Faussett, Kelburne, Oliphant play Polo with Maharajah’s men.

2145 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset take train from Patiala to Jahhal.

2230 Private departure

 

AMRITSAR.

 

Monday, 11th December 1905

 

TBD   Cust and Godfrey-Fausset arrive Jahhal.

0815 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset take ‘special’ train from Jahhal to Delhi via Jindh.

0830 Private arrival.

1130 Visit Khalsa College.

TBD   Drive to Golden Temple.

1400 Cust and Godfrey-Fausset arrive Delhi.

1630 Visit Ram Bagh.

2000 Dinner in the train.

2200 Private departure.

 

DELHI.

 

Tuesday, 12th December 1905

 

1000 Public arrival.

TBD   Drive to Circuit House.

TBD   Presentation of Municipal Address at Town Hall.

TBD   Visit Fort and Jama Musjid.

 

Wednesday, 13th December 1905

 

1115 Receive visit of: Raja of Sirmur.

1200 Return visit to the Raja of Sirmur.

1530 Visit Ridge and other sights in Delhi.

1945 State Banquet.

2200 Reception for Native Dignitaries and Officers.

 

Thursday, 14th December 1905

 

1030 Motor to Humayun’s Tomb.

1200 Motor to Kutab Minar for lunch.

1600 Return to Delhi via Safdar Jang’s Tomb.

 

Friday, 15th December 1905

 

1100 Return visit of the Raja of Sirmur.

1530 Drive to Durbar Amphitheatre and Rushanara Gardens.

2130 Drive to the train station, and board the Royal Train.

 

Saturday, 16th December 1905

 

0300 Private departure.

 

AGRA.

 

Saturday, 16th December 1905

 

0930 Public arrival.

TBD   Municipal Address.

1600 Garden Party at Secundra Gardens.

2000 Dinner Party. (60 people)

2030 Visit the Taj Mahal in moonlight.

 

Sunday, 17th December 1905

 

1100 Divine Service.

TBD   Visit the Taj Mahal.

1500 Visit Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb.

TBD   Visit the Taj Mahal for sunset.

 

Monday, 18th December 1905

 

0600 Visit the Taj Mahal for sunrise.

1000 Visit Fort.

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

2000 Banquet (25 people) followed by General Reception (300-400 people).

 

Tuesday, 19th December 1905

 

1000 Motor to Fatehpur-Sikri. (23 miles – 1 hour)

 

FATEHPUR-SIKRI.

 

1100 Arrive Fatehpur-Sikri.

1600 Return by motor to Agra.

1700 Tea or last trip to the Taj Mahal.

2300 Private departure.

 

GWALIOR.

 

Wednesday, 20th December 1905

 

0725 Train stops at Bemore for breakfast and dressing.

0925 Depart Bemore for Morar Station.

1015 Arrive Morar Station, Gwalior: H.H. the Maharaja of Gwalior comes on board the Train.

1030 Public arrival.

TBD   Elephant ride to the Palace.  (1-½ miles – 30 minutes)

1255 Prince of Wales received by the Maharaja in the south verandah of the Palace.

1300 Durbar in the Palace.

1700 Opening of the Victoria Memorial Market.

TBD   Fireworks.

 

Thursday, 21st December 1905

 

1000 Review Imperial Service and other troops. (4,807 Troops)

TBD   H.R.H. distributes medals.

TBD   Military maneuvers and mock fight.

1600 Military Sports.

2000 State Banquet.

 

Friday, 22nd December 1905

 

1030 Motor to Pannihar Camp. (20 miles on Sipri Road)

TBD   Tiger Shoot. (Hunting)

1630 Late lunch.

TBD   Motor back to Gwalior.

 

Saturday, 23rd December 1905

 

TBD   H.R.H and H.H. Tiger Shoot. (Hunting)

1200 Special Train and Horses to Maharajah’s ‘bungalow shooting box’.

TBD   Lunch.

1400 Blackbuck Shoot.

TBD   Dinner at the Palace.

 

Sunday, 24th December 1905

 

1100 Divine Service.

TBD   Display of Maharaja’s Jewels in the   Durbar Hall.

1530 Visit Fort.

1700 Observe the Maharaja’s four Lions.

TBD   Dinner in the Palace.

TBD   Concert in the Guest House.

 

Monday, 25th December 1905 (Christmas Day)

 

TBD   Breakfast.

TBD   Royal Party exchanges Christmas presents.

TBD   Motor to Cantonment Church in Morar. (6 miles away)

1100 Divine Service in Morar by Bishop of Nagpur.

TBD   Motor out 20 miles, and walk 2 to Machoun for Shoot.

TBD   Princess of Wales’ Christmas Party for Native Children in the Durbar Hall

TBD   Tiger Shoot. (Hunting)

TBD   Dinner.

2330 Private departure.

 

LUCKNOW.

 

Tuesday, 26th December 1905

 

0930 Public arrival.

TBD   Municipal Address.

1200 Receive visits of: Nawab of Rampur.

1215 Raja of Tehri.

TBD   H.R.H. accompanied by the Princess of Wales will lay the foundation stone of the medical college.

1600 Visit Residency where (about 30) Mutiny Veterans will be presented.

TBD   Princess lays a wreath on the grave of Sir Henry Lawrence.

2145 Entertainment and illuminations, given by Talukdars of Oudh at the Kaiser Bagh.

TBD   Talukdars presented to H.R.H. by Maharaja Sir Partab Narain Singh, K.C.I.E.

TBD   Fireworks.

 

Wednesday, 27th December 1905

 

TBD   Select Native Chiefs call on H.R.H.

1130 Public Durbar to receive visits from Talukdars of Oudh.

1230 Return Nawab of Rampur’s visit.

1600 Garden Party at Hosainabad.

2000 State Dinner at the Chutter Munzil   followed by Levee. (92 people).

 

Thursday, 28th December 1905

 

TBD   Drive around Cantonments with General Officer Commanding, 8th Division.

1300 Private departure.

 

CALCUTTA.

 

Friday, 29th December 1905

 

1500 Train arrives at Calcutta.

TBD   Cross the Hugli on the Steamer “Howrah”.

1520*Public arrival at Prinsep’s Ghat.

TBD   Municipal Address.

TBD   Presentation of jeweled necklace to the Princess by the ‘Corporation’.

2130 Levee

2140 Receiving Line (2,220 People in the receiving line)

2320 Levee ends.

 

* Standard Time

 

Saturday, 30th December 1905

 

TBD   Polo match between Imperial Cadet Corps and Calcutta.

TBD   Presentation of Colors to the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

1500 Races. (Prince of Wales’ Cup)

2000 Dine with the Lieutenant-Governor at Belvedere. (30-36 People)

2300 Return to Government House.

 

Sunday, 31st December 1905

 

1030 Divine Service at the Cathedral.

1200 Proceed to Barrackpore.

1600 Return from Barrackpore.

 

Monday, 1st January 1906 (New Year’s Day)

 

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.

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)

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

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.

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

 

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.

 

Sunday, 7th January 1906

 

ALL    T.R.H.s rest at Barrockpure.

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.

 

Tuesday, 9th January 1906

 

0830 Royal Party in Calcutta take a Steamer down the River to the “Renown” and “Terrible”.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

1500 “Japan” anchored for the day.

TBD   Dinner Party for those on board.

 

Friday, 19th January 1906

 

ALL    On river Irrawaddy.

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.

 

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.

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.

1625 Public arrival. (Government of India, Madras Royal Visit Program, (Madras: Higginbotham & Co, 1906), 18 pages)

TBD   Municipal Address.

TBD   Carriage procession through Madras to Government House.

1945 State Banquet.

2145 Levee. (800 people)

 

Thursday, 25th January 1906

 

1030 Mizaj Pursee.  H.H. The Rajah of Cochin.

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 Pudukottai.

- 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.)

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)

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.  

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)

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.

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.

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 Institute.

 

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)

 

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.

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.

1000 Observe the “Khedda”.

 

Saturday, 3rd February 1906

 

ALL    Karapur Shooting Camp.

1000 Motor to Tiger Shoot. (23 miles)

TBD   Return to Camp.

 

Sunday, 4th February 1906

 

TBD   Breakfast.

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)

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).

TBD   Visit Hospital.

TBD   Morning Drive to Cantonment

1015 ‘Carriage & Man’ to accompany the Princess of Wales’ maid “to show her the shops” (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.”)

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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. (Stanley Reed, The Royal Tour in India of T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales 1905-6… 383.)

 

NEKONDA.

 

Sunday, 11th February 1906

 

0745 Arrive Nekonda.

0845 Motor to Nursumpet Camp. (12 miles)

 

NURSUMPET CAMP.

 

1130 Divine Service at Camp. (Bishop of   Madras)

2000 Dinner.

 

Monday, 12th February 1906

 

ALL    Nursumpet Shooting Camp.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

 

ALL    In train.

 

TIMARNI.

 

Sunday, 18th February 1906

 

TBD   In train.

TBD   Divine Service at Timarni.

 

BENARES.

 

Sunday, 18th February 1906

 

0900 Private Arrival.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

TBD   Train continues to Gwalior.

TBD   H.R.H. arrives at Gwalior.

 

Friday, 23rd February 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Lucknow.

1300 Princess takes train to Cawnpore.

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.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Lucknow.

TBD   Princess attends the Royal Dragoon Circus.

 

Sunday, 25th February 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

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.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Lucknow.

TBD   Princess & Staff take train to Agra.

 

Tuesday, 27th February 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

0830 Princess & Staff arrive in Agra.

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.

1030 Princess & Staff arrive in Dehra Dun.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD   Princess takes a motor tour around the Cantonments in Dehra Dun.

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

 

Thursday, 1st March 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD   Princess motors to Konwalla.

 

Friday, 2nd March 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

TBD   Princess & Staff motor to Mussoorie.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Mussoorie.

TBD   Princess motors to Rajpure.

TBD   Princess has lunch at the Charleville Hotel.

TBD   Princess visits the Soldier’s Home at Landour.

TBD   Princess visits the Mussoorie Convent.

 

Saturday, 3rd March 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

TBD   Princess & Staff motor to Dehra Dun.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

 

Sunday, 4th March 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD   Princess attends service at Christ Church.

 

Monday, 5th March 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Dehra Dun.

TBD   Princess motors to the Mohan Pass and Assaroie.

1630 Princess visits the Hurbanswala Tea Gardens.

 

Tuesday, 6th March 1906

 

ALL    Prince & Staff in Gwalior.

ALL    Princess & Staff in Hardwar.

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.

TBD   Princess & Staff motor to Rurki.

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.

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.

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)

 

Monday, 19th March 1906

 

TBD   Breakfast.

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”.

 

Friday, 23rd March 1906

 

ALL    At Sea.

TBD   “Renown” & “Terrible” anchor off Aden for Coaling.

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”.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

Monday, 2nd April 1906

 

0830 T.R.H.s Special Train to Bedrechein.

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.

TBD   Attend the Bedouin Races.

TBD   Dinner Party held by Lord Cromer.

 

Wednesday, 4th April 1906

 

TBD   Royal Party visits the Pyramids at

            Giza.

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.

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.

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