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- April 10, 2016 (Mumbai) : On arrival, William and Kate will lay a wreath at a memorial inside the Taj Palace Hotel. There, they will meet members of staff who helped protect guests during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.
- April 10, 2016 (Mumbai) : The Duke and Duchess will visit the Oval Maidan. This large public park is home to cricket pitches that boast great views of the city’s skyline and is a gathering place for local people. They will watch a young person’s cricket match and also meet representatives and beneficiaries of three charities here – Magic Bus, Doorstep, and India’s Childline. There may be a couple of surprises at this event as well.
- April 10, 2016 (Mumbai) : The Duke and Duchess will make their way to the Banganga Water Tank. Banganga is an ancient water tank in the Malabar Hill area of Mumbai. They will also meet representatives of a charity called SMILE that focuses on skills and opportunities for young people and their parents.
- April 10, 2016 (Mumbai): The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a glittering Bollywood reception and dinner being held in their honour to celebrate Mumbai’s film and creative industries. This will be hosted by The British High Commission in partnership with The British Asian Trust, of which The Prince of Wales is founder and President. The event will include red carpet arrivals, dance and musical performances, and of course fashion. The event will raise funds for the three charities that Their Royal Highnesses will have met earlier in the day – Magic Bus, Doorstep, and Childline.
Recap of Kate’s Fashion Choices for Day One of the Tour
- April 11, 2016 (Mumbai): The Duke and Duchess will meet with aspiring young entrepreneurs at a GREAT campaign event at a bar, restaurant and collaborative workspace called The Social.
- April 11, 2016 (New Delhi) : Wreath-laying at India Gate. This memorial is situated in the heart of New Delhi. The Duke and Duchess will in particular honour the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives while fighting for the British Army during the First World War.
- April 11, 2016 (New Delhi) : The Duke and Duchess will travel to Gandhi Smriti. Literally meeting ‘Gandhi memory’, this museum is located in Old Birla House, where Mahatma Gandhi, India’s founding father, spent the last few years of his life.
- April 11, 2016 (New Delhi) : The Duke and Duchess will attend a birthday party for Her Majesty The Queen at the residence of the British High Commissioner.
Recap of Kate’s Fashion Choices for Day Two of the Tour
- April 12, 2016 (New Delhi) : Visits with Charities that will allow The Duke and Duchess to see up close work to support desperately vulnerable young people in the city.
- April 12, 2016 (New Delhi) : Lunch with the Prime Minister of India.
- April 12, 2016 (Kaziragna) : Around a campfire, the Duke and Duchess will meet local people and see dance and musical performances at the time of the Bohag Bihu festival, the celebration of the Assamese New Year.
Recap of Kate’s Fashion Choices for Day Three of the Tour
Podcast recap of Kate’s Fashion Choices for Days 1-3 of the Tour
- April 13, 2016 (Kaziranga) : The Duke and Duchess will undertake an open-air drive around the National Park itself. They will be welcomed by local people and park staff at the entrance to Kaziranga before the drive begins. The Duke, President of United for Wildlife, has long wanted to visit Kaziranga.
- April 13, 2016 (Kaziranga) : The Duke and Duchess will have an opportunity to interact with local people in a village. Details will be announced later.
- April 13, 2016 (Kaziranga) : An afternoon visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation. Before leaving CWRC, The Duke and Duchess will meet young filmmakers who are members of Green Hub, a project that teaches film-making as a vocational skill to young people across North-East India. They will see two short films that both focus on human animal conflict.
- April 13, 2016 (Kaziranga) : William and Kate will visit the Kaziranga Discovery Centre built by Elephant Family, the charity founded by Mark Shand, late brother of The Duchess of Cornwall. Their Royal Highnesses will also have an opportunity to meet with villagers who have been relocated by the charity to keep them safely out of the path of an elephant corridor. Before departing, The Duke and Duchess will put the finishing touches on an elephant sculpture to officially mark the ‘call for artists’ for India’s elephant parade.
Recap of Kate’s Fashion Choices for Day Four of the Tour
- April 14, 2016 (Bhutan) : The Duke and Duchess will fly to Bhutan. On arrival at Paro airport, The Duke and Duchess will immediately get a sense of the beauty of this mountainous country. They will be ceremoniously welcomed by senior state representatives before departing for a scenic drive to the capital city of Thimphu.
- April 14, 2016 (Thumphu) : The Royal couple will travel to beautiful Thimphu Dzong where they will take part in a Chipdrel, a traditional welcome procession, complete with music, ceremonial dress, and plenty of colour.
- April 14, 2016 (Thimphu) : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have a private audience with The King and Queen. Their Majesties will then lead The Duke and Duchess across the Dzong’s vast courtyard, which will be beautifully decorated, across to a temple where they will receive a brief blessing and will light butter lamps.
- April 14, 2016 (Thimphu) : The Duke and Duchess will head to Thimphu’s open-air archery venue, located in the heart of the small city. Their Royal Highnesses will see first-hand Bhutan’s awe-inspiring national sport, where archers must aim at very small, brightly decorated wooden targets positioned 145 metres away from where they are standing. The Duke and Duchess will also have the opportunity to meet young people from local schools and NGOs who will be playing other traditional games.
- April 14, 2016 (Thumphu) : The Duke and Duchess will have a private dinner with The King and Queen at Lingkana Palace.
Recap of Kate’s Fashion Choices for Day Five of the Tour
- April 15, 2016 (Paro Taktsang) : The Duke and Duchess will hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest monastery which dates to 1692. The monastery is near the cave where Guru Padmasambhava – who is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan – is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, and three days in the 8th century. Their hike will take between 5-6 hours in total and will allow them to get a real sense of the natural and spiritual beauty of the country.
- April 15, 2016 (Thimphu) : The Duke and Duchess will attend a reception for British nationals in Bhutan and Bhutanese people with strong links to the UK.
Recap of Kate’s Fashion Choices for Day 6 of the Tour
- April 16, 2016 (Bhutan) : The Duke and Duchess will say farewell and thanks to the people of Bhutan.
- April 16, 2016 (Agra) : The Duke and Duchess will visit the Taj Mahal. The Duke of Cambridge is of course aware of the huge esteem his mother, the late Princess of Wales is held in India and he appreciates the iconic status of the images that exist of The Princess at the Taj. The Duke and The Duchess are looking forward to seeing this beautiful place for themselves and creating some new memories as they say thank you to the people of India at the conclusion of this tour.