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    Memories of the days of the British Raj in India were revived on Friday (21 February) when Prince Charles played in an exhibition polo match in Delhi.

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    Memories of the days of the British Raj in India were revived on Friday (21 February) when Prince Charles played in an exhibition polo match in Delhi.

    The Prince was visiting Delhi during a stop-over on his way to Nepal for Monday's (24 February) coronation of King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva -- the world's only Hindu monarch.

    The evocation of Empire echoes was enhanced on Friday when Prince Charles was accompanied to an archaeological site near Delhi, prior to his polo match, by Lord Louis Mountbatten, Britain's last Viceroy in India and its first Governor-General. Lord Mountbatten is accompanying the Prince on his visit to Nepal.

    Even the Jaipur polo ground, where Friday's match was played, heightened the atmosphere of bygone days: Prince Charles's late great uncle, the Duke of Windsor, also played there in 1922 when he, too, was the Prince of Wales. And the match was attended by a huge crowd including former maharajahs in tunics displaying medals awarded by British royalty, well-groomed Sikhs in colourful turbans and heavily bejewelled ladies with small umbrellas to protect them from the sun.

    Prince Charles -- playing as a member of the Plumed Coronets, who defeated the Ashoka Lions by nine goals to six -- scored two goals, one of them a spectacular 80-yards.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60N3CCJNI2IXXAHVJBYOMUTNI
    Media URN:
    VLVA60N3CCJNI2IXXAHVJBYOMUTNI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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