Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh August 1876 – 22 August was a prominent suffragette in the United Kingdom. Her father was Maharaja Duleep Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, known as the "Lion of the Punjab"
Maharaja Duleep Singh Maharaja Dilip Singh of Lahore by George Beechy.
Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore (1838-93), 1854 Lithographed by R.J. Lane
Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore (1838-93), 1854 Lithographed by R.J. Lane Giclee Print by Franz Xaver Winterhalter at Art.com
1801 - 2009 | This timeline was produced for the 'Maharajah Duleep Singh - Sovereign, Squire & Rebel' exhibition that told the extraordinary story of the conections between Thetford and the family. A king at five, the Maharajah became a favourite of Queen Victoria and was close to the Royal Household. He lived a life of an English aristocrat but died a broken man, alone and in poverty.
Maharaja Dilip Singh of Lahore. Portrait by George Beechy. Shown here at age fifteen. Amongst many other jewels, he is wearing a diamond Sarpech (Indian turban ornament) or aigrette with three (Bottle Painting Indian)