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THE ROYAL TOUR 3

Fifth by the Grace of God King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India; and whereas by Oar Royal Proclamations bearing date the nineteenth day of July and the seventh day of November in the year of Oar Lord one thousand nine hundred and ten, in the first year of Our Reign, we did publish and declare Our Royal intention by the Favour and Blessing of Almighty God to celebrate the solemnity of Our Royal Coronation upon the twenty-second day of June, one thousand nine hundred and eleven; and whereas it is Our wish and desire to make known to all Our loving subjects within Our Indian Dominions that the said solemnity has so been celebrated, and call to Our Presence, Our Governors, Lieutenant-Governors and others of Our officers, the Princes, Chiefs and Nobles of the Native States under Our protection, and representatives of all the Provinces of Our Indian Empire, now we do by this Royal Proclamation declare Our Royal intention to hold at Delhi on the twelfth day of December one thousand nine hundred and eleven an Imperial Durbar for the purpose of making known the said solemnity of Our Coronation, and We do hereby charge and command Our right trusted and well beloved counsellor, Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Our Viceroy and Governor-General in India, to take all necessary measures in that behalf.
  "Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace this twenty-second day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven and in the first year of Our Reign."
  On alighting at the Selimgarh Bastion of Delhi Fort, Their Majesties received certain high officials who were presented to them on the platform; Their Majesties then received the Ruling Chiefs, who were presented to them in the Fort. A procession was afterwards formed, and Their Majesties made their entry into the historic city of Delhi through streets and roads lined with troops and amid the acclamations of hundreds of thousands of their loving and