British royal couple to attend Bollywood gala in Mumbai

The royals will also visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, recreating Princess Diana's visit in 1992


Ians March 29, 2016
The royals will also visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, recreating Princess Diana's visit in 1992. PHOTO: FANPOP.COM

A Bollywood gala awaits Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton during their upcoming visit to India next month.


William and Kate will arrive in India on April 10 before travelling to Bhutan on April 14 and returning to India on April 16, when they will visit the Taj Mahal.

The couple will be present at a special evening with stars of India's flourishing Hindi film industry. The event will be held on April 10 at a hotel in Mumbai, and will raise money for charities helping street children, reports Mirror.

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In Mumbai, which is India's financial capital, they will stay at the same hotel which was one of the targets of the devastating 2008 terror attacks.

On their week-long visit to India and Bhutan, the couple will also meet children from the Mumbai slums during a game of cricket.

“In India, the duke and duchess will see a variety of aspects of contemporary Indian life, focusing on young people, sport, entrepreneurship, Indian efforts to relieve urban poverty, the creative arts, and rural life,” a statement from Kensington Palace had said, using the couple’s formal titles.

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The royals will also visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, recreating Princess Diana's visit to the majestic monument in 1992.

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“In Bhutan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very much looking forward to meeting Their Majesties The King and Queen of Bhutan, and continuing the relationship between their two families.”

The India visit was confirmed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Britain last year.

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