“The Prince of Wales’ visit to Tring Park, Lord Rothschild’s beautiful seat . . . . took place on Saturday, and was the occasion of a great and loyal demonstration by the people of Tring in honour of Lord Rothschild and his Royal guest. Tring Park mansion, a palatial and substantial structure, built more than 200 years ago, but much improved and enlarged by the present owner, stands in a grandly-wooded deer park among the Chiltern Hills . . . . The Estate is managed upon the most modern principles. The Tring Park Jersey herd and the Hampshire Down flock occupy a prominent position in the estimation of judges and purchasers. The dairy, the stud farm, and other establishments, under the energetic control of Mr. Richardson-Carr, are models of what can be accomplished by the judicious employment of capital.
“This was the Prince’s first visit to Tring, though he has passed through it several times when visiting other members of the Rothschild family in the district . . . . the last time was in January, 1884, when his Royal Highness was visiting Halton as the guest of Mr. Alfred de Rothschild . . . . During his visit the Prince paid a visit of inspection to the Hon. Walter Rothschild’s zoological museum, and evinced much interest in his natural history collection of more than European renown. A visit was paid to the Home Farm, where the Jersey cattle and shire horses were paraded before H.R.H., who noticed particularly Paxton, a magnificent three-year-old grey horse. In the afternoon he drove to Aston Clinton, and paid the Dowager Lady Rothschild a visit. On Monday the party shot over the reservoirs at Wilstone and Marsworth, a bungalow having been erected and other arrangements made for their accommodation. As the reservoirs cover about 500 acres, and as the water-fowl are carefully preserved, the eight guns were pretty busy, and some capital sport was had.
“The Prince left Tring Park at 3.30 on Monday afternoon, in order to travel to London by a special [train] at 3.40, a vast crowd assembling outside the avenue to give him a parting cheer, and to wish him, as did the motto on the avenue gates, God Speed.”