Prince William and Kate Middleton will attend a reception to meet young people from India and Bhutan ahead of their official tour of both the countries on April 6. The news of the reception was announced by Kensington Palace on Twitter Wednesday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s maiden visit to the two countries will begin from April 10.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a reception on 6 April to meet young people from #India and #Bhutan,” a tweet by the palace said. The reception will help them understand about the people from both India as well as Bhutan.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 30, 2016
The trip comes just a few weeks before the milestone 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. William and Kate will stay at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, which was affected by the terror attacks in 2008, to honor the 164 victims. The couple will lay a wreath at the memorial inside the hotel.
They will watch a young person’s cricket match, meet key charities and play with children who live in the slums around Mumbai. William and Kate will also rub shoulders with the who’s who of Bollywood. They will attend a reception in their honor hosted by the film and creative industries association of Mumbai. At the red carpet reception, they will be treated to some dance and musical performances.
Meanwhile, the parents of Prince George and Princess Charlotte will get a taste of Mumbai-style hospitality. The royal couple will make a stop at the Mumbai eatery Social. “At Social, they will chat with budding entrepreneurs. The guest list will be handled by the British High Commission,” said Riyaaz Amlani, CEO of Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd.
However, Amlani did not confirm which Social the pair will visit Colaba, Todi Mills or Palladum in Lower Parel. But he said his team was planning a menu for breakfast as well as lunch. Though they have a list of restrictions, they are planning a local spread with reportedly Kheema Pao (minced meat with local buns) and Baida Roti (scrambled eggs with Indian flat bread).