Who's Who in India Supplement 1 (1912)/The Imperial City


On the morning of 15th December an unexpected ceremony was performed in the Government of India Camp, when Their Majesties graciously laid the stones which are to serve not merely as lasting and visible memorials of the Royal visit, but are the foundation stones of the new Imperial Capital announced by His Majesty at the Durbar. The ceremony was one of full state, and was again a brilliant spectacle.

The stones were laid with the usual ceremony. His Majesty laying one, and Her Majesty the other. The conclusion of the ceremony was marked by cheers for Their Majesties, and the usual salutes.