Francis Bedford, ‘Pyramids of Cheops and Cephrenes [The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre, Giza]’, 5 Mar 1862, Royal Collection Trust

The Prince of Wales climbed the Great Pyramid at 5.30am to see the view from the top. He described the climb as ‘rather serious and difficult’, adding ‘but you are rewarded by a fine view on the top’. At 10.30am, the royal party returned to the yacht and were preparing to commence their journey along the Nile.

Signature: The photograph is signed, captioned and dated in the negative, 'F Bedford Ghizeh'. The number in the Day & Son series is 13.

Image rights: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Acquired by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), 1862

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