Presentation of Colours to the 98th Regiment by the Prince of Wales at Malta, 1876. The future King Edward VII returns to England via the Mediterranean. '...at noon a Royal salute was fired in honour of Prince Leopold's birthday. There was a general review of the garrison on the Floriana parade-ground...His Royal Highness rode the same charger which he has used for military duties all through his Indian expedition. The 98th, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Lloyd, was drawn up in line...The Prince presented the the new colours to the two junior Lieutenants of the regiment, who received them kneeling...[The colours] were blessed by the Bishop of Gibraltar and the senior military chaplains'. From "Illustrated London News", 1876.
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