Prince William and Kate Middleton were welcomed in a traditional manner when they touched down in the northeast Indian state of Assam. The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge were dressed in the same outfits that they sported when they had lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi in the afternoon.
The royal couple was greeted with traditional silk shawls on their arrival by the state chief minister Tarun Gogoi. They will visit the well known Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday. The team behind Kate’s impeccable look were also seen touching down at the airport.
Her PA and stylist Natasha Archer was pictured carrying suit carriers, a make-up trunk and a suitcase. Walking next to her was Sophie Agnew, assistant to the Kate’s private secretary, who was also carrying a large bag and a suit carrier. Also pictured was the renowned hairstylist behind the royal mom’s trademark blow-dry Amanda Cook Tucker.
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On Day 3 of their royal visit to India and Bhutan, William and Kate visited a charity in New Delhi. In the afternoon, they were welcomed by Modi on the steps of Hyderabad House, once a princely residence and — like many buildings in New Delhi — designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The three sat down for a private lunch where William and Kate were serenaded with santoor, a musical instrument from the valleys of Kashmir, by Rahul Sharma, the son of famed Indian classical musician Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma.
Rahul Sharma played the santoor for Kate and William in a live performance. He finished his performance for the couple with the Beatles classic “Let It Be.” The couple were treated to a four-course lunch that featured Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare.
Sources declined to specify the dishes served due to protocol. Kate wore a knee-length jade green dress by British high-street label Alice Temperley. William, meanwhile, was dressed in a navy suit paired with a crisp white shirt and tie.