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In pics: Prince William, Kate celebrate birthday of the ‘boss’

The British High Commissioner threw a rather grand reception for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at his residence in New Delhi on Monday to mark the Queen of England’s 90th birthday.

more lifestyle Updated: Apr 13, 2016 10:02 IST
Ankita Rawat
British High Commissioner

Prince Williams paying tribute to his grandmother (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

The Duchess of Cambridge has left everyone swooning with her stylish appearances in India. And while we were still in awe of her outfits from Day 1 of her India visit, she threw a curve ball on the second day and showed us that no one can beat her when it comes to being regal.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(C)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge(L)are watched by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (R)as they cut a cake during 90th birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. (AFP)

With all the hype and hoopla around the royal visit, Kate and Prince William concluded the second day of their visit to India at the British high commissioner’s residence in Delhi. The high commissioner threw a rather grand reception for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at his residence in New Delhi to mark the Queen of England’s 90th birthday. William jokingly referred to the Queen as the “boss” at the do.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meeting guests during 90th birthday celebration of The Queen Elizabeth II at the residence of British high commissioner. (PTI)

A-listers including entrepreneurs, politicians queued up to meet Kate and Prince William and all were heard gasping with awe and admiration. Kate looked stunning in an Alice Temperley embroidered crop top and skirt while Prince Williams opted for a traditional red-tie look. As they chatted with the guests, a medley of James Bond tunes filled the air. The couple were bombarded with a barrage of selfie requests from the crowd .

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The British high commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith with wife Louise Asquith (Manoj Verma/ HT)

The British high commissioner, Sir Dominic Asquith raised a toast to the Queen before inviting the royal couple on stage. In his speech, William paid tribute to his grandmother “I am honoured that we also have a chance, tonight, to celebrate a very happy milestone for the United Kingdom and for my family in particular. Next week, Her Majesty The Queen, my grandmother, turns 90. The Queen is very fond of India, having visited this great country three times during her reign. And India, of course is the biggest country in the Commonwealth. She may be my grandmother, but she is also very much the boss!”.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a garden party celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday. (REUTERS)

Kate and William, quite peculiarly used a sword to cut the special cake for the queen at the party. Among those present included minister of state for information and broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Admiral Robin Dhowan, chief of Naval Staff.

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Farooq Abdullah along with Dinesh Trivedi were seen at the royal gala. (Manoj Verma/HT)
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