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The visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to the Warspite.

The visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to the Warspite.
The royal visit in 1877.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6366
Description: An 'Illustrated London News' collage from the visit of the Prince (later King Edward VII) and Princess of Wales to the 'Warspite' in June 1877. The illustrations give a good example of the range of activities forming the daily routine for the 'Warspite'’s cadets. It shows the boys at work in the school room, their sleeping quarters, drinking, on parade awaiting the arrival of the Prince and at single stick practice. The boys lived, learnt and spent their recreational time on board the 'Warspite'. Only the swimming baths, boathouse, sick quarters and laundry were based on shore, opposite the ship. The central illustration shows the Price and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII making their inaugural visit to the newly commissioned 'Warspite' at Charlton (the former 'Warspite' had burnt down the previous year). They were accompanied by Prince George (later King George V), who was in his naval cadet’s uniform for the first time in public.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 30 June 1877
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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