Lord Curzon was particularly fond of, and adept at, conducting ceremonies. He was obsessive about official rituals and correctness of dress. He spent six months personally organising the programme down to the finest detail. The high point of the Durbar was the participation of the Indian princes who, for the first time, were to offer direct homage to the Viceroy. Although, the procession of Mutiny veterans of all races played on powerful emotional strings. This Durbar established a high point in state pageantry.

Procession of Elelphants Viceregal Howdah
Lord and Lady Curzon
The Venue The Procession
Parade Ground
Procession through Delhi

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