KING GEORGE V AND QUEEN MARY AT THE DELHI DURBAR OF 1911:

KING GEORGE V AND QUEEN MARY AT THE DELHI DURBAR OF 1911:

The Delhi Durbar of 1911 was held in December at Coronation Park, Delhi to commemorate the coronation of George V and Mary Teck as Emperor and Empress of India. The Delhi Durbars were held three times, in 1877, 1903 and 1911, to mark the succession of an Emperor or Empress of India.   The 1911 Durbar was the only one attended by a British sovereign. This grand affair was attended by almost every ruling prince, nobleman, and thousands of Indian landed gentry. Indian princes dressed in traditional courtly attire with their swords and jewels were chosen to be page boys for the imperial British couple. Among them were the princes of Bharatpur, Idar, Jodhpur, Orchha, Bikaner, Faridkot, Palitana, Sailana, Bhopal and Rewa.

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