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Author Price, Harry, 1877-1965.

Title The Royal Tour, 1901, or, The cruise of H.M.S. Ophir : being a lower deck account of their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's voyage around the British Empire / Petty Officer Harry Price
Published Exeter : Webb and Bower (Publishers) Limited ; Leicester (St John's House, East Street, Leicester, LE1 6NE) : Distributed by WHS Distributers, 1980

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Description 198 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, coat of arms, 2 facsimiles, map, portrait ; 29 cm
Summary "The Royal Tour" is a facsimile of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten and illustrated account of the cruise of the HMS Ophir in 1901, when the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured almost the whole of the British Empire with the exception of India. They travelled via Gibraltar and Malta down the Red Sea to Colombo and Singapore, going on to Australia and New Zealand, across the Indian Ocean to South Africa via Mauritius and finally to Canada via St Vincent before returning to England. The whole trip took nearly nine months and was enormously popular with the countries visited. It was a time when the British Empire was immensely strong, and the reception of the royal party at each port of call highlighted the success of the tour as a diplomatic exercise. Harry Price wrote and illustrated his journal during the voyage itself, and produced a picture of the tour which has an immediate and spontaneous impact, far removed from the turgid official reports of the time. Apart from the journal itself the book includes a biographical note by Harry Price's son Jack, his naval papers and a portrait of himself in the tropical kit of the period. --Book jacket
Analysis Commonwealth countries Visits by George V King of Great Britain & Mary Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1901 Biographies
Notes Facsimile of the log kept by a petty officer aboard the ship
Subject George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 -- Travel.
George V, roi de Grande-Bretagne, 1865-1936 -- Travel
George, King of Great Britain V, 1865-1936 -- Travel
George, King of Great Britain V, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953.
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953 -- Travel.
Mary, Queen, 1867-1953 -- Travel
Mary, reine, epouse de George V, roi de Grande-Bretagne, 1867-1953 -- Travel
George, John, 1936- V. King of Great Britain
Mary, 1867-1953 Queen consort of George V, King of Great Britain
Price, Harry, 1877-1965.
Ophir (Navire)
Ophir (Ship)
Manuscripts, English -- Facsimiles.
Visits of state -- Commonwealth countries.
Visits of state -- Commonwealth of Nations
Visits of state.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
ISBN 0906671108
Other Titles Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir
The cruise of H.M.S. Ophir