Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate had a busy schedule on the second day of their weeklong India tour: meeting Bollywood stars, entrepreneurs and inventors in Mumbai and then flying to Delhi for trips to a museum and a soldiers’ tomb.
William and Kate are traveling without their two children - 2 1/2-year-old Prince George and 11-month-old Princess Charlotte. They had taken George to Australia with them in 2014 on their last royal tour.
On Tuesday, the royal couple will sit down for lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before travelling to the Kaziranga National Park, home to two-thirds of the world’s Indian one-horned rhinos, in Assam.
They’ll also take a one-day trip to neighbouring Bhutan at the invitation of the Himalayan kingdom’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema. William and Kate will then head back to India, where they’ll wind up their tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal, retracing the steps of a 1992 visit to the monument of love by William’s mother, the late Princess Diana.
Here are the best pictures of their day out in Delhi:
Prince William, and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, at India Gate.
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The couple at India Gate where they laid a wreath to honour Indian soldiers who had died in World War I.
(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT photo)
The couple interact with the students of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan school after visiting Gandhi Smiriti, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi.
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At a tour of Gandhi Smriti in Delhi.
The wreath which was placed by t is seen at couple at India Gate war memorial.
The couple walk with officials after paying tribute at the India Gate.
Prince William, and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, take a tour of Gandhi Smriti , where Mahatma Gandhi lived for 144 days before he was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
The couple at India Gate. “Never forgetting those who have made their ultimate sacrifice for India,” they said in message they left at the memorial.
Britain's Prince William signs visitor's book as his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks on after paying their tributes at India Gate.
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with Boman Kohinoor (L) during a meeting in Mumbai. Kohinoor, 93, has a strong claim to be India's biggest fan of the British royal family -- giant cardboard cutouts of William and Kate adorn his restaurant -- and he told AFP that he was desperate to meet them.
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Britain's Prince William drives a Formula E simulator at an event on young entrepreneurs in Mumbai.