The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their one-week trip to India and Bhutan on Sunday, their second major tour representing the British crown and their first trip of this kind in almost two years.
Prince William and his wife, Kate, began their first act in India by placing a wreath at a monument in the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, where 31 people died in the terrorist attacks of 2008. A total of 166 people died when 10 armed men attacked several points in the city.
A crowd of people gathered in front of the hotel to try to see the couple upon arrival at the hotel, where they were greeted by employees with garlands of roses.
The couple travel without their two children, Prince Jorge, two and a half years old, and Princess Carlota, 11 months old. The couple traveled with the children on their last official trip, which took them to Australia in 2014.
Later on Sunday, the couple planned to meet with children from a neighborhood in Mumbai and attend a cricket match at a local academy.
Your first night in India will end with a charity dance where you will meet Bollywood celebrities and prominent businessmen.
During their trip, William and Kate will meet with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. In a nod to Guillermo’s conservation efforts, they will also visit the Kaziranga National Park, in the state of Assam, where two-thirds of the world’s Indian rhinos live.
The royal couple will also visit the neighboring country Bhutan, at the invitation of the king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, and Queen Jetsun Pema.
Then they will return to India, where they will complete their tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal, as William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, once did.
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