First Day of Royal Visit by Kate Middleton, Prince William Glitters in Mumbai

In a first royal visit to India in 20 years, the British royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton had sepnt their first day in Mumbai with a visit to the Taj Mahal Hotel to pay tribute to terror attack victims and then joined cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the grease before heading to an evening gala party with the Bollywood celebrities.

Sachin Tendulkar said, “Nice to see that William knows cricket and can actually bat”.

Bollywood heavies such as Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Shilpa Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan and industrialists Anand Mahindra and Harsh Goenka were present at the evening party but missing among them was Amitabh Bachchan.

The royal couple will go to Delhi on Monday to visit Raj Ghat and pay respects to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and later attend a luncheon meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before heading to the Taj Mahal in Agra, which Prince William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, had visited 24 years ago and spent considerable time marvelling the symbol of love.

Their next important destination is Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, home to India’s one-horned rhinos. The entire week will be an evventful one for the royal couple in India, spanning seven days.


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