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Kate Middleton and Prince William are gearing up for their very first trip to India. The royal couple is reportedly looking forward to their week-long visit, during which they will tour Bhutan as well. Now, people want to know the places the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan on visiting during their trip and most importantly, what dress the mother-of-two might be wearing during this royal tour.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

With Prince George and Princess Charlotte in good hands at home they will get to sample some of the Asian countries’ most stunning scenery, cuisine and activities – all in the name of important diplomatic relations.

The couple  arrived on Sunday April 10 and leave on Saturday April 16

Places they visited

It’s a whistle-stop week-long tour of India and Bhutan starting in Mumbai on April 10 and finishing with a visit to the Taj Mahal on April 16- following in Princess Diana’s footsteps by viewing the monument.

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The Duke and Duchess will also see the more impoverished side of India, with a visit to the Mumbai slums made famous in Slumdog Millionaire.

Their first stop will be Mumbai where they will show solidarity with terror victims by staying in the Taj Palace Hotel that was targeted in the November 2008 terror attacks.

Their visit to Bhutan will put the secretive kingdom, which only opened its doors to tourists in the 1970s, in the spotlight.

There they will make a six hour trek to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest monastery which dates to 1692.

Schedule

Mumbai 10 April

Arrive at the Taj Palace Hotel and lay a wreath at a memorial to terror victims and meet hotel staff who helped protect guests during 2008 attacks.

Visit the Oval Maidan public park to watch cricket match and meet children from slums around the city and charities who work with them.

Visit Banganga Water Tank in the affluent Malabar Hill area of Mumbai and meet people living in a small slum nearby.

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Attend a glittering fundraiser with Bollywood stars.

Mumbai 11 April

Meet aspiring youth entrepreneurs at an event to promote Britain abroad.

New Delhi 11 April

Lay a wreath at India Gate war memorial.

Visit Gandhi Smriti where Mahatma Gandhi, India’s founding father, spent the last few years of his life. They will follow in Gandhi’s footsteps from his bedroom to the spot where he was assassinated in 1948.

Attend a birthday party for The Queen at the residence of the British High Commissioner.

New Delhi 12 April

Visit the Salaam Baalak Trust, an organisation supporting some of the most vulnerable young people living on the streets in Delhi.

Lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Kaziranga 12 April

Meet young people around the campfire and watch dance and music performances.

Kaziranga 13 April

Enjoy an open air drive around the National Park and meet rangers.

Visit the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation, home to animals including elephants, rhinos and bears.

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Visit the Kaziranga Discovery Centre built by the charity founded by Mark Shand, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s late brother.

Bhutan Thimphu 14 April

Ceremonial welcome.

Travel to Buddhist monastery Thimpu Dzong and watch a traditional welcome procession.

Visit Thimphu’s open-air archery venue.

Bhutan Thimphu 15 April

Hike for up to six hours to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest monastery.

Attend a reception for British nationals in Bhutan.

Agra 16 April

Visit the Taj Mahal

 

 

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