The Holy Land, 150 years ago: snapshots of a royal Mideast tour
Images taken of the Prince of Wales' 1862 tour of the region - the first time a photographer accompanied a royal tour - provide a rare glimpse into the impressions of a young King Edward VII.
On February 6, 1862, the 21-year-old Prince of Wales – later to become King Edward VII – departed for a four-month tour of the Middle East. A year earlier, his parents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, decided to send their young son on this educational tour so he would become familiar with ancient civilizations, history and religions. It would also offer him the chance to meet many of the...
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