King George V with the rajahs and ruling princes of India. Colour process print, 1911.
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"The prince of Wales's imperial experience was extended by a visit to India from 19 October 1905 to 8 May 1906. As with his father in 18756, he was struck by the complacent sense of superiority of many of the white civil servants, and on his return made a speech calling for 'a wider sympathy' on the part of the Indian Civil Service. on 11 November  [the king and queen] embarked for India for a great durbar held in Delhi on 12 December, the most spectacular ceremony in the history of the British empire. The king-emperor declared Delhi the new capital and laid its foundation-stone (soon after moved when New Delhi was re-sited). The durbar was followed by an elaborate shooting expedition in Nepal and a visit to Calcutta
Near the king stand Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, the former Viceroy (until 1910) and Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, the reigning Viceroy