The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have reached Mumbai, the first stop of their week long 2016 Royal Tour of Asia. They've been busy since landing and tonight they'll be greeted by the biggest names of Bollywood, Celebrity and Fashion at a glittering Grand Ball Fundraiser at the Taj Hotel Mumbai. The guest list includes A-list celebrities like actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Director Karan Johar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
The Royal Couple lay a wreath at the Taj
The location is a symbolic show of solidarity following the 2008 terrorist attacks where 164 were massacred. The couple laid a wreath here on their arrival and whilst everyone's super excited to see the Royals, security is understandably heightened.
Kate Middleton arrives in British Designer Alexander McQueen
Heightened security at the Taj
The rooms and halls have all been adorned in hundreds of fresh flowers, simply adding to the restored splendor and glory of this luxury spot.
#WilKat are taken on a tour of the palatial historic grounds
The Royal Couple's personal message
Fantastic choice! Kate changes for the day into VIVA-LUXE Designer Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre is known for her use and support of local craftsmanship, textile and trade, so was a really smart choice from the Royal household to wear on Day 1 of their trip. Anita is a through and through Mumbaiker, born and raised in Bandra, West Mumbai. You can shop this very same outfit as worn by the Duchess of Cornwall.
The tunic is so comfy Kate can even jump for joy! Go #madeinindia
The couple will also stop in Indian capital New Delhi where they'll lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modhi, Kaziranga National Park and Gandhi Smriti where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last few years of his life.
Enjoy the rest of this beautiful country William and Kate and thanks for dropping by! The Royal couple return to England at the end of next week, after visiting the actual Taj Mahal in Agra, back home in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday on April 21.
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