The imperial Capital of India is moved from Calcutta to New Delhi


The royal proclamation of 1911 announced that the Durbar would be held in December to commemorate the coronation in Britain a few months earlier of George V and Mary of Teck and allow their proclamation as Emperor and Empress of India. At the Durbar in December, the royal couple ascended to the domed royal pavilion, where the King-Emperor announced the move of India's capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The annulment of the Partition of Bengal was also announced during the ceremony.

Announced, Dec 12, 1911

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