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Prince William, Kate Middleton to make maiden India tour next year

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting India in spring (February-June) next year. This is their first visit to the country and has been planned on the request of the British government," a Kensington Palace spokesperson told PTI.

By: PTI | London | Updated: November 13, 2015 10:05 pm
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Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton will undertake their first visit to India in the first half of next year, Kensington Palace announced today coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden UK trip. The announcement came soon after Prime Minister Modi was hosted for lunch by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting India in spring (February-June) next year. This is their first visit to the country and has been planned on the request of the British government,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson told PTI.

It is believed the couple, both aged 33, will visit the Taj Mahal among other tourist destinations in the country. Whether the couple will be accompanied by their children — Prince George and Princess Charlotte — along with other details of the tour will be known by early next year.

The visit is set to be their first official overseas tour together since their three-day tour of New York in December 2014. It will be the first time William and Kate have visited the region, and as such they will undertake a broad range of engagements during their time in India, reports said.

Although Prince William has never visited India before, his father Prince Charles has carried out eight official royal tours to the nation, the most recent being a nine-day tour of Dehradun, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kochi in November 2013. William’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, also visited India in 1992. Queen last travelled to India in 1997.

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    brahminButlers
    Nov 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm
    Hay..... I am so proud that they are visiting India. Their visit will make _Barat Mata proud and glorify her and all Indians proud as ALL INDIANS WANT TO be BUTLERS.
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      Lorna Richardson
      Nov 14, 2015 at 7:20 am
      Queen to crown King William/ Queen Catherine team A NOT C rated team Charles/ Camilla. Save the monarcy
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        Lorna Richardson
        Nov 14, 2015 at 7:18 am
        Send Prince William and Catherine to Malta 2015 as they are the A team. Camilla disgraced royals with jet lag / dress malfunction in New Zealand. Knife mock accosting of Charles at the Australia winery left some in a uproar with at least 1/3 their audiences being kids. Prince Charles and Camilla need to retire and save the monarchy as rated the C team behind Prince George.
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