Maharaja of Jaipur’s Silver Jubilee, 1947

Royal Families from around India as well as Governor General Lord Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten joined the Maharaja of Jaipur to celebrate his Silver Jubilee in a series of celebrations in Jaipur on this day in 1947, just a month after the Independence and Partition of India. The celebrations included a grand Durbar at the City Palace, as well as a Parade and a series of Banquets, which ended with a Polo Match at the Rambagh Palace. Jaipur was still an Independent Princely State, with the Maharaja signing the Instrument of Accession to India in April 1949.


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