The Prince of Wales knighting the Right Hon. W. H. Gregory, Governor of Ceylon, in the Hall of the Old Kandyan Kings, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. The future King Edward VII confers an honour on an administrator of the British Raj. 'Then was performed, with all formality, the ceremonial of the investiture of the Right Hon. William Henry Gregory, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Island of Ceylon and its dependencies, with the insignia of a Knight Commander of the most distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George. The Kandyan chiefs were brought up four at a time, and were formally presented to the Prince by the officers in charge of their respective districts'. From "Illustrated London News", 1876.
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