10 Defining Photographs From Queen Elizabeth’s Visits To India

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Queen Elizabeth the second was crowned the queen of England in 1952 when India had just got independence from colonial rule. It is said that she really admired the “richness and diversity” of India. During her entire tenure of 70 years and 124 days, the Queen visited India three times – 1961, 1983 and 1997.

The Queen with Maharaja Sawai Man Singh the second of Jaipur during her first visit to India in 1961. She rode an elephant with the Indian prince for the first time

The Queen, Prince Philip with Maharani Gayatri Devi at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. It is said that Gayathri Devi and her husband had close relations with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and used to routinely send a box of alphonso mangoes on Prince Philip’s birthday every year.

The Queen with Nehru and Indira Gandhi in 1961

The Queen with Dr. Radhakrishnan, Rajendra Prasad, Nehru and Vijayalakshmi Pandit

The Queen with Shrimati Indira Gandhi during her second visit to India in 1983

Her Majesty with former President Zail Singh and Indira Gandhi in 1983

the Queen at Durgapur,1961

the royal couple paying tribute to Gandhi,1997

Also Read – Rare Photographs Of Indian History

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