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.

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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,...