First photographs of a royal tour go on display
6 November 2014
In 1862, the 20-year-old Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (and the future King Edward VII), embarked on a tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the photographer Francis Bedford. The resulting images, produced little more than 20 years after the arrival of photography, were the first-ever visual record of a royal tour.
A new exhibition Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace this Friday (7 November) reveals the Prince's journey through Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece in over 100 spectacular photographs.
Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East is shown with the exhibition Gold at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, 7 November 2014 – 22 February 2015.
A selection of images is available from http://www.picselect.com.