This view, taken from the Rutland Hotel, at Shandwick Place, close to
the West End of Princes Street.
It looks down on the procession of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
on their Royal Visit to Edinburgh in May 1903, to commemorate King
Edward's Coronation in London the previous year.
The card was presumably published very soon after the visit. The
copy above was posted from Edinburgh to Coldstream on 27 May 1903.
The procession in this view is approaching the West End of Princes
Street. The lines cable car lines can be seen turning into
Lothian Road in the foreground.
Visit: In May 1903, King Edward VII and Queen
Alexandra rode through the decorated streets of Edinburgh to mark Edward's
coronation in London the previous year