Modi to Host William, Kate at Star-studded Event Next Week

The Duke and Duchess, better known as Prince William and Kate Middleton, will be arriving on their first visit to India.

Published: 08th April 2016 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2016 05:05 AM   |  A+A-


In this file photo, Prince William and Kate Middleton. (AP)

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting lunch for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 12. The Duke and Duchess, better known as Prince William and Kate Middleton, will be arriving on their first visit to India on Sunday.

Officially announcing the royal couple’s visit on Thursday, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the extremely popular young royals would be landing in Mumbai on April 10. “We look forward to welcoming the Duke and Duchess on their first visit to India,” he said, while asserting that engagement with the British royal family was an “integral component” of India-UK relations. The Prime Minister will host the lunch for the royal couple here, he added.

Modi to Host.JPGAccording to the British High Commission, the Duke and Duchess will be given a starry reception on their arrival in Mumbai. The reception will be attended by Bollywood superstars, including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar, and at least one cricket legend — Sachin Tendulkar.

“The British High Commission in partnership with the British Asian Trust and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, will host a glittering charity reception and dinner on Sunday 10 April for over 200 of India’s top film, sport and business figures,” a release from the British High Commission said. Prince William is Queen Elizabeth II grandson. The Queen’s son and William’s father Prince Charles was married to the ever-popular Princess Diana, who was famously photographed visiting the Taj Mahal alone on a visit with her husband in 1992.

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