PM Modi to host Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their maiden visit

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be hosting a lunch for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton on their maiden visit to India, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, will begin their visit to India in Mumbai on April 10 and they will reach Delhi on April 11. We look forward to welcome Duke and Duchess on their first visit to India, next week. In Delhi, they are scheduled to lay a wreath at India Gate and visit Gandhi Smriti. Prime Minister Modi will host a lunch for them on April 12,” MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media here.

“Engagement with the British Royal Family has been an integral component of India-UK relations,” he added.

Divulging the details over their stay in Delhi, Swarup said that the Duke and Duchess are scheduled to visit the Kaziranga National Park before they proceed to Bhutan.

“They will be back in India to visit the Taj Mahal and will depart from New Delhi to UK,” he added.

Swarup also said that the forthcoming visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is reflective of the continued high level engagement between India and U.K.

“It demonstrates the accelerated momentum of the relationship after Prime Minister’s very successful United Kingdom’s visit in November last year,” he added. (ANI)