Prince William, Kate Middleton to visit India in April

New Delhi: Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit India in April 2016.

Their Royal Highnesses will arrive in India on Sunday 10th April, before travelling to Bhutan on Thursday 14th April.

This will be the first time Their Royal Highnesses have visited either country.

“In India, The Duke and Duchess will see a variety of aspects of contemporary Indian life, focusing on young people, sport, entrepreneurship, Indian efforts to relieve urban poverty, the creative arts, and rural life. Their Royal Highnesses will begin their visit in the creative and business hub of Mumbai. They will then travel to the capital New Delhi, which is the seat of history and politics in the world's largest democracy. In Kaziranga National Park, The Duke and Duchess will experience the rich variety of wildlife and also pay tribute to the rural traditions of the communities who live around the park,” Kensington Palace said in press statement.

After their two-day visit to Bhutan on April 14 and 15, the Duke and Duchess will conclude their tour back in India at the UNESCO World Heritage site the Taj Mahal on 16th April.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “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.”

“This tour, coming shortly before The Queen's 90th birthday, will also allow The Duke and Duchess to pay tribute to Her Majesty's huge contribution to diplomacy in Britain and the Commonwealth,” the statement added.

News24 Bureau