Kate Middleton and Prince William are gearing up for their very first trip to India. The royal couple is reportedly looking forward to their week-long visit, during which they will tour Bhutan as well. Now, people want to know the places the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan on visiting during their trip and most importantly, what dress the mother-of-two might be wearing during this royal tour.
According to Daily Mail, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will leave Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home and arrive in India Sunday, April 10, and then travel to Bhutan April 14, before returning to India April 16. The royal couple's tour comes 24 years after Princess Diana visited the country. And if sources from Kensington Palace are to be believed, then the Duke and Duchess will be following Princess Diana's footsteps and visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. And the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to recreate the magic of the iconic Diana's photo where she posed alone in front of the Taj Mahal.
Though the itinerary for this official tour has reportedly not been finalised yet, the palace source has told the website that the couple will visit slums in Mumbai and Delhi and meet with charities working in those slums.
As we all know, the famous Dharavi slum in Mumbai was featured in director Danny Boyle's Oscar-Winning 2009 film, "Slumdog Millionaire."
Apart from this, Kate and William are also expected to go to Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
"The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to their tours of India and Bhutan. Their visit to India will be an introduction to a country that they plan to build an enduring relationship with. They will pay tribute to India's proud history, but also are keen to understand the hopes and aspirations of young Indian people and the major role they will play in shaping the 21st century," the Palace source said.
"They will see a variety of aspects of contemporary Indian life, focusing on young people, sport, entrepreneurship, efforts to relieve urban poverty, the creative arts, and rural life," the source added.
It looks like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have got both work and play sorted out for this week-long official tour.