PHOTOS: Will And Kate Arrive In Mumbai; To Meet Bollywood Stars, Underprivileged Kids

10/04/2016 2:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, landed in Mumbai on Sunday for a tour of India. They are expected to meet underprivileged children as well as Bollywood celebrities.

According to reports, actor Shah Rukh Khan is going to introduce the royal couple at the Bollywood gala.

"There will be lot of actors and friends so it will be fun. I think it's a big honour to be there and introduce them. We will decide if they want to see my film Fan or not. In England they still watch our films. So hopefully...let's see," Khan, 50, said.

But before the festivities, the royal couple stopped by the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, which was destroyed during the 2008 terror attacks.

Twenty-five years ago, William's mother Princess Diana, had made international headlines when a photo of her sitting on a bench during a solitary sightseeing trip to the Taj Mahal, a monument to love, was “widely interpreted as a symbol of the irreparable state of her marriage” to Prince Charles, according to Reuters.

The couple divorced in 1996 after 15 years of marriage, a year before Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.

In contrast, her son William is excited about his trip to India and Bhutan with his wife, according to the official Kensington Palace Twitter handle.

Here are some glimpses of the royal couple's Indian visit so far:

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Britain's Prince William gets out of a car upon his arrival at Hotel Taj in Mumbai.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visited this iconic hotel which was one of the prime targets of the 2008 terror attacks on the city.
  • Times Now/Twitter
    This is William and Kate's first visit to India.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Britain's Prince William, left, along with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, talks to the staff members at Hotel Taj in Mumbai.
  • Times Now/Twitter
    Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will next go to see India's famous monument Taj Mahal in Agra, almost two decades after Princess Diana was pictured sitting pensively by herself.
  • Kensington Palace/Twitter
    William and Kate also laid a wreath to remember the terror attacks of 2008.
  • Times Now/Twitter
    The royal couple is also set to attend a Bollywood gala in Mumbai.

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