Canada Tour Itinerary Released
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Canada Tour Itinerary Released

Further details from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming tour of Canada have been released including confirmation the Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be joining them. You can read the entire press release below:

Official Site — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit British Columbia and Yukon, Canada, between 24th September and 1st October. This will be Their Royal Highness’s second official tour of Canada, having visited in 2011 shortly after their wedding. They are incredibly grateful to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the invitation to visit Canada, and to the Canadian, British Columbian, and Yukon governments for their work to organise and support this tour.

The Duke and Duchess consider it an honour to be visiting Canada – the largest Commonwealth Realm – in the year of The Queen’s 90th birthday. British Columbia and Yukon are among the most beautiful places in the world and home to many indigenous communities. The tour will see them take in everything from the bustling global city of Vancouver – population 2.5 million – to the remote and beautiful Bella Bella, home to less than 2,000 people. Along the way they will meet as many Canadians as possible, and will help celebrate Canada’s First Nations communities, its arts and culture, pristine and beautiful environment, and its compassionate and innovative charitable sector. This will be a busy tour, with more than 30 engagements over the week, and The Duke and Duchess hope to meet thousands of new people along the way. This visit is a chance for The Duke and Duchess to deepen their relationship with a country that they will visit many times over the course of their lives. They want to help the people of British Columbia and Yukon to celebrate what makes Canada great and to showcase some amazing places to the rest of the world.

Their Royal Highnesses will arrive in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, on the afternoon of Saturday 24th September. I am very pleased to confirm that they will bring their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with them to Canada. They have received so many wonderful messages from Canadians since the birth of their children and look forward to having the chance to introduce their young family to the country. The family will travel to Victoria with the Royal Canadian Air Force and will be greeted at Victoria Airport before moving to Government House – where they will be based throughout the tour – for a very brief stop.

The Duke and Duchess will then make their way to British Columbia’s Parliament Buildings. Here they will officially open their tour by paying respects at Victoria’s Cenotaph and will unveil a new plaque paying tribute to the veterans of Canada’s involvement in the Afghanistan conflict. The official welcome to Canada will then get underway, featuring an honour guard and speeches. Parliament is located right on Victoria’s waterfront and this official welcome will be open to the public. It will give The Duke and Duchess a chance to say hello to the people of Canada just hours after touching down in the country. Following this event Their Royal Highnesses will return to Government House where they will have meetings with senior Canadian leaders.

The next morning will see The Duke and Duchess travel from Victoria to Vancouver by float plane. Float planes are the quickest way to travel between the two cities and are one of the real symbols of this part of the world. They will land in the harbour in the heart of Vancouver where they will receive a civic welcome in Jack Poole Plaza located by the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. The Plaza is named after the late Jack Poole, who was a key player behind the success of the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics held in Vancouver. This welcome will allow The Duke and Duchess to get an immediate sense of Vancouver’s energy and dynamism.

From here, The Duke and Duchess will travel to the Downtown East Side of Vancouver to meet the amazing team at Sheway, a charity that has achieved remarkable things for vulnerable mothers who are battling addiction and other issues. Prior to Sheway’s inception in 1993, babies born to mothers with substance use issues living in the Downtown East Side had their babies removed at birth. These babies were frequently premature and underweight. Today, 88 per cent of the babies are born full term and are of average birth weight. In addition, 74 per cent of the children born today leave the hospital in their mother’s care. The link between addiction and family breakdown is something that has been a major priority of The Duchess’s charitable work.

They will then visit the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia. Here they will meet the staff and volunteers who support over 25,000 recent migrants to Canada each year, including some of the 30,000 who have arrived in Canada over the last year from UNHCR camps that are supporting those who have fled the war in Syria. They will explore issues including housing, education, employment, language, and mental health and will have an opportunity to engage directly with Syrian refugees.

The Duke and Duchess will then attend an event celebrating young leaders in Canadian arts, music, sport, charity, business, and film. Their Royal Highnesses are pleased to have this opportunity to meet with people of their generation who they might have the chance to get to meet again over the years.

The final engagement of the day will see The Duke and Duchess learn more about the first responders who work together to keep Vancouverites safe as they enjoy life in their city. They will visit the Kitsilano Coastguard Station in Vanier park and learn about the round the clock operation to support people who come into trouble on the water that surrounds this coastal city. They will then meet with other first responders who protect the safety and physical and mental health of people in the region, including police and fire services and social workers. The Duke and Duchess will then depart the area by the Coast Guard’s hovercraft before flying back to Victoria for the evening.

Monday 26th September is going to be one of the most beautiful days of the tour. The Duke and Duchess will travel to the Great Bear Rainforest – the world’s largest temperate rainforest, located on the beautiful Central Coast of British Columbia. I am pleased to say that the Premier of British Columbia has today announced that Great Bear has been named as Canada’s commitment to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, in 2015, the QCC is a unique network of forest conversation initiatives, which involves all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

The QCC present a rare opportunity to unite the whole Commonwealth family and save one of the world’s most important natural habitats, forests. By creating a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation products, the QCC will mark Her Majesty The Queen’s service to the Commonwealth while conserving indigenous forests for future generations.

Immediately on arrival at Bella Bella airport The Duke and Duchess will transfer to a float plane where they will be given an aerial tour of a section of the vast rainforest. They will then land on the water at Bella Bella’s main jetty where they will be ceremoniously welcomed by the Heiltsuk First Nations community.

From there they will be guided by young people through Bella Bella to the community centre where a youth performance will take place. There will also be an opportunity for speeches on the significance of the QCC at a separate event following this performance.

The party will then travel to nearby Mcloughlin Bay where the rainforest will be officially committed to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy during a brief ceremony. The party will have an opportunity to see one of the new walking trails being constructed in the area before departing by boat and returning to Victoria.

That evening in Victoria, The Duke and Duchess will attend a reception hosted by the province of British Columbia at Government House.

On Tuesday 27th September Their Royal Highnesses will fly to Kelowna, a city in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Their first stop will be the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. UBC is one of the world’s finest research universities and recently celebrated its centenary. The campus in Kelowna opened a decade ago and plays a vital role in the region, home to 600 current research projects and 8,000 students. The Duke and Duchess will have a chance to meet with students and the wider community before watching an exhibition match with the campus’ nationally ranked women’s volleyball team.

They will then take part in the BC Government’s ‘Taste of British Columbia’ festival at Mission Hill Winery. The Okanagan region is producing world-class wine, cheese, and food and The Duke and Duchess will have a chance to sample some of the province’s best offerings. They will also meet with local young people who are learning about potential careers in food and agriculture.

Their Royal Highnesses will then fly to Whitehorse, Yukon. When they arrive in the early evening, they will be greeted by members of the Canadian Rangers, the military branch that provides a presence in the north of the country. The Duke and Duchess will also get to meet some of the young people who serve in the Junior Canadian Rangers.

Later that evening they will watch a cultural performance at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Their Royal Highnesses will stay in Whitehorse overnight.

The next day, Wednesday 28th September, will give The Duke and Duchess a real chance to see the natural beauty of Yukon and to learn about its people. The day will begin with a visit to the MacBride Museum, where they will learn about Yukon’s history. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited the telegraph office, now part of the museum, in 1959.

Next up will be a colourful and fun party on Main Street in Whitehorse. Whitehorse has a thriving arts scene and local artists and craftsman will have their work on display, and you should also expect plenty of music and local food.

The Duke and Duchess will later make their way to Carcross, a small town of less than 300 people 70 kilometres from Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. The scenery along this drive is spectacular. At the Carcross Commons they will have a traditional welcome from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and will be given a tour of the recently completed buildings and public spaces there and will have a chance to say hello to the local community.

The Duke and Duchess will then travel a short distance to the beautiful Montana Mountain where they will visit what must be one of the world’s most picturesque destinations for mountain biking. The Single Track to Success (S2S) project on Montana Mountain not only builds world class trails, it provides life changing experiences to local youth and contributes to tourism in the area.

Their Royal Highnesses will then travel down to the bottom of the track and bid farewell to the young people and the community before heading back to Whitehorse Airport and on to Victoria.

On Thursday 29th September, The Duke and Duchess will attend a children’s party in the beautiful grounds of Government House. A group of military families have been invited to share what should be a really lovely morning with plenty of surprises for the children. The rest of the day will provide The Duke and Duchess some private time with their children.

On Friday 30th September, Their Royal Highnesses will have the privilege of visiting Haida Gwaii, the archipelago on the northern coast of British Columbia that is home to the Haida Nation. It is a remote, but very special place.

When the couple arrive at Skidegate, they will transfer to a traditional Haida canoe and will help to paddle around to the beach at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum, where they will be officially welcomed. Inside the centre they will be addressed by the President of the Haida Nation and see a cultural performance from around 30 local children.

The Duke and Duchess will then have the honour of officially opening the new Haida Gwaii Hospital and Care Centre. This impressive new facility will house several new services that have recently transformed medical provision on the islands. People no longer have to leave Haida Gwaii to have children, for instance, and families can be close to their loved ones as they receive care late in their lives. The Duke and Duchess will meet with people who have benefitted from these services.

Before leaving Haida Gwaii, The Duke and Duchess will join youth from the Skidegate Youth Centre where they will enjoy world-class fishing on the beautiful waters of the Hectate Strate. The Skidegate Youth Centre serves the youth of Skidegate and surrounding areas engage in safe and meaningful social, recreational and educational activities. The programme focuses on confidence building, physical activities and creativity, while achieving social and life skills.

Saturday 1st October will be a busy final day for the tour. The first engagement will be a visit to the Cridge Centre for the Family – one of Victoria’s most well-known charitable institutions. The Centre provides a range of services, including childcare, youth outreach, and support for women who have experienced domestic violence.

The Duke and Duchess will then then visit a local café where they will meet with families that have been supported by the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, one of British Columbia’s leading mental health charities. Kelty uses digital and community-based tools to take mental health services and information to families throughout the province. This focus on signposting and information provision chimes closely with the work that The Duke and Duchess are focusing on along with Prince Harry through their Heads Together campaign.

Then they will board a tall-ship operated by the Sail and Life Training Society, a charity that uses the power of sailing to give young people skills and direction in their lives. On board will be a group of young people who are part of – a national network of youth who are working to end stigma around mental health for their generation. The Duke and Duchess will have a chance to talk to these young people about their work while actively taking part in helping to sail the tall ship before docking in the inner harbour.

Later that afternoon The Duke and Duchess end their tour by taking part in a public official departure ceremony at Victoria Harbour Airport. The Harbour airport is located in the centre of the city and will be a perfect place for Their Royal Highnesses to demonstrate their gratitude for the hospitality that will have been extended to them over the previous week. They will then board a float plane and will have a brief tour of the southern tip of Vancouver Island before departing Canada with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The Duke and Duchess are delighted with the programme that has been put together for this tour. They cannot wait to get to Canada and start learning about new parts of a country that will play such an important part of their lives for many years to come. Can I close by again thanking the Canadian, British Columbian, and Yukon governments for their hard work in designing the tour programme.

September 02 – The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Visit The Isles Of Scilly
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September 02 – The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Visit The Isles Of Scilly

Today, (September 02) The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge continued their two day ‘mini-tour’ with a small change of plans this morning due to bad weather, they could not fly out of Cornwall for their visit to the Isles of Scilly. Making the most of the situation the Duke and Duchess visited the Eden Project in Cornwall. A popular tourist spot The Eden Project is a educational charity with biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, plants, and exhibitions. The Duke and Duchess toured the biomes and chatted with staff. By the afternoon weather conditions cleared up and they continued on to their scheduled stop to the Isles of Scilly. Because of their late start and time constraints they Royal Couple had to skip three previously scheduled engagements on the Island of St Mary’s. While in Tresco the pair visited the Abbey Garden. Following their visit the Duke and Duchess traveled by boat to visit Scilly Flowers, a postal flower service. From there they visited St Martin’s Community Centre where they met with locals and toured the facilities. I have added 221 high quality photos to the gallery.

In just three weeks The Duke and Duchess will be embarking on their tour of Canada, stay tuned!

September 01 – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cornwall
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September 01 – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cornwall

Today, (September 01, 2016) The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge kicked off their two day ‘mini-tour’ with a visit to Cornwall.The pair visited a number of local businesses, organizations, and charities. To kick off their first stop was to Truro Cathedral where they met civic dignitaries and cathedral representatives. From their they visited Zebs, a Truro-based youth center operated by Young People Cornwall, described as a place open to all young people offering positive activities, art and music, youth cafe and social space. While on their visit they were able to meet with young people who are using the center and tour the facility. They then toured Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, a successful local business where they toured the facility and helped mark their 30th Anniversary before travelling to Newquay to visit two Duchy of Cornwall projects, Nansledan, a site that will provide future business and housing for the local area and the Tregunnel Hill project, a completed neighborhood development. The last stop of the day was to the Wave Project on Newquay’s Towan Beach, the organization uses surfing as a tool to reduce anxiety in children and improve their mental well-being. Their Royal Highness’s took the time to meet with the young people and their mentors from the charity and watched them take part in surfing and lifesaving activities.

Tomorrow William and Catherine will continue their two day ‘mini-tour’ on the Isles of Scilly.

I have added 500+ high quality photos to the gallery.

Kensington Palace Reveals The Duke & Duchess’s Canada Tour Schedule
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Kensington Palace Reveals The Duke & Duchess’s Canada Tour Schedule

Kensington Palace has revealed the schedule for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s fall tour of Canada. The tour is set to kick off September 24, 2016 in Victoria, British Columbia. The couple will spend a week touring various locations. It still hasn’t been confirmed if Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be attending, but all signs point toward the children are expected to travel with their parents. More detailed information will of course be released as the tour nears.

Updated! – 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour
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Updated! – 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour

I have updated the gallery by replacing all low quality photos from the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour with over 3,000 new high quality photos! Thanks so much to Mary for her huge contribution to the site! I hope all of you enjoy the new photos!

The Duke And Duchess Will Visit Canada This Fall
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The Duke And Duchess Will Visit Canada This Fall — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Canada in autumn.

Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit by the Government of Canada. They will visit British Columbia and the territory of Yukon as part of their tour.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said:

“The Duke and Duchess are delighted to be returning to Canada. They hold very happy memories from their visit in 2011 – their first overseas tour as a married couple. They arereally looking forward to seeing other parts of this beautiful country and having the opportunity to meet many more Canadians along the way.”

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, said:

“Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada. Their Royal Tour will take them to the beautiful province of British Columbia and the scenic territory of Yukon. Once again, our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit so they can feel at home.”

Further details on the exact dates and itinerary will be issued in due course.

Notes to Editors:

The Royal Tour will be coordinated by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

This will be the Duke and Duchess’s second visit to Canada together. Their first Royal Tour was between 30 June and 8 July 2011 when they visited Canada’s Capital Region, Montréal, Québec City, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Slave Lake and Calgary.

Here is a statement from the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the announcement.

PM.GC.CA — The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement regarding the upcoming Royal Tour of Canada by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which will take place in the fall of 2016:

“We are delighted by the Governor General’s announcement that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will visit Canada this fall. During their stay, the Duke and Duchess will travel to British Columbia and Yukon on a visit that will showcase some of Canada’s finest natural beauty.

“This Royal Tour, the second undertaken by Their Royal Highnesses to Canada, also presents a unique opportunity for Canadians of all backgrounds to meet with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and learn more about our heritage, traditions, and institutions.

“Our government looks forward to providing Canadians with further details closer to the beginning of the Royal Tour.”

Photos – The Final Days – #RoyalVisitIndia – #RoyalVisitBhutan
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Photos – The Final Days – #RoyalVisitIndia – #RoyalVisitBhutan

My apologies for not posting anything for the last two days of the Royal Tour of India and Bhutan as I fell ill. If you follow us on Twitter you were able to see that the photos were actually added to the gallery gallery. In this post I have linked all the photos from the last two days of the tour. Enjoy!

April 13 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 4  – Kaziranga, India – Roundup & Photos
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April 13 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 4 – Kaziranga, India – Roundup & Photos

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay in this post! And welcome to Day 4 of the Royal Visit To India! It has been a whirl wind four days with multiple events and new outfits! Today’s engagements has the world joining together for one collective ‘Awww’ as The Duke and Duchess focused on wildlife rehilbilitation and conservation of elephant Kaziranga National Park. Keep reading this post for the roundup of the day and photos!

A Day In The Wild – The Duke and Duchess got an early start this morning as they started their day with a safari at Kaziranga National Park. The two met with staff and locals before viewing wildlife displays. The pair then boarded an open air Jeep for their safari. From the pictures it seems William and Catherine were really excited to view the elephants, water buffalo, and a rare one-horned rhinos, as well as a number of other animals. Catherine, who we all know is a photographer in her own right took her own pictures to remember the moment.

For more information about Kaziranga National Park and their wonderful conservation efforts, please view their official site.

Outfit Details: Catherine was casual today as she sported stretch pants from Zara, a blouse from RM Williams, earrings from Kiki Mcdonough, shoes by Sebago, and a scarf from Flora Gardens. For more detailed information check out What Would Kate Do.

Videos: William & Catherine Go On A Safari

Feeding Time – For The Duke and Duchess’s afternoon engagements the duo went to Pan Bari Agricultural Village In Kaziranga National Park. The pair spent time with the people of the community where The Duchess chatted about her children. Their next stop was the Centre For Wildlife Rehabilitation And Conservation. Prince William and Catherine met with staff before having the opportunity to feed infant elephants and rhinos. For their final vist the pair stopped at Mark Shand Foundation In Kaziranga National Park, the charity was founded by the late brother of the Duchess of Cornwall. The Duke and Duchess met with families relocated in an effort to keep them out of the pathways of the elephant corridors. Before leaving William and Catherine left their mark on a elephant sculpture to be put in India’s elephant parade.

Outfit Details: The Duchess is wearing a pink and black embroidered dress from Topshop. Wedges from wedges by Dune London, and Accessorize Filigree Bead earrings. For more detailed information check out What Would Kate Do.

Videos: Prince William & Catherine Feed Baby Animals

April 12 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 3 – New Delhi, India – Roundup & Photos
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April 12 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 3 – New Delhi, India – Roundup & Photos

Hello everyone! I’m extremely sorry for the delay in this post! I had a busy day yesterday and wasn’t able to post! The Duke and Duchess had another successful day on their Tour Of India. Keep reading the post for the roundup and photos!

Unannounced Engagements – The Duke and Duchess started off the third day of their tour with two engagements that were previously unannounced to the public for security reasons. The pair visited the Salaam Baalak Trust – an Indian non-profit and non-governmental organisation which provides a sensitive and caring environment to street children and working children in Delhi. The Duke and Duchess mostly spent time with the children playing games and drawing pictures. Catherine, in particular drew a picture of Anmer Hall.

In the second unannounced engagement, Prince William personally requested a private meeting with a group of women to learn more about cultural and social issues that affect them as well as the organizations and programs available that offer support. While there he Duke and Duchess heard amazing stories of survival from many of the women which you can read by clicking here.

Outfit Details: The Duchess wore a dress by the brand Glamorous. For the first time in the tour Catherine wore a new pair of flats by Russell and Bromley. And finally we see her wearing her Filigree Bead earrings once again during this tour. For more detailed information about these items check out WhatKateWore.Com.

Lunch With The Prime Minister – In their final engagement in New Delhi, Prince William and Catherine had a private lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Most of the details of this meeting was kept private, and the photos were released afterwards but the Prime Minister later tweeted:

Had a very good interaction with the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. #RoyalVisitIndia @KensingtonRoyal

Later in the day the Duke and Duchess boarded a plane for their final engagement of the day at Kaziragna National Park. For the first time in this entire tour we saw William and Catherine exit a plane! The pair received a warm traditional welcome at the Tezpur Airport.

Outfit Details: For both lunch with the Prime Minister and upon her arrival to the State of Assam, Catherine wore a new dress from Temperley London, and accessorized with her LK Bennett clutch and heels. The Duchess’s new earrings are from Kiki McDonough, and it is reported that they were especially made for Catherine to mark Princess Charlotte’s birth. For more detailed information about these items check out WhatKateWore.Com.

In their final engagement of the day The Duke and Duchess were invited to join the Bohag Bihu festival, the celebration of the Assamese New Year. Around a campfire, the Duke and Duchess met local people and saw dance and musical performances. The pair seemed completely enamored with one young boy as he seems to be around the age of Prince George. The Duke and Duchess couldn’t take their attention off of him and many great shots came from that meeting including one in particular that shows him stepping on The Duchess’s shoes!

Outfit Details: For her final look of the day Catherine wore a dress from American designer Anna Sui, Wedges by Dune London, and a unidentified pair of earrings that it seems The Duchess has had for quite some time. For more detailed information about these items check out WhatKateWore.Com.

April 11 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 2 – New Delhi, India – Roundup & Photos
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April 11 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 2 – New Delhi, India – Roundup & Photos

Day 2 of the Royal Tour of India was just as jammed packed and exciting as the first, although more somber, The Duchess of Cambridge still looked radiant as she debuted two new outfits, first in Mumbai, then in New Delhi. The gallery has been updated with new photos, but keep reading this post for our roundup of today’s events!

Meeting Young Entrepreneurs – The Duke and Duchess started off their second day of the tour in Mumbai, India meeting with young entrepreneurs and innovaters at The Social. The duo took time to meet with individuals and Prince William seemed especially eager to experiment with all the start-up ventures he was shown, including learning to type in Braille, and making dosas (similar to crepes)using an automatic machine. The duo also launched a program called the 2016-2017 GREAT Tech Rocketship Awards, with Prince William saying:

“Catherine and I are very impressed by the energy and ideas we have just seen,” he told invited guests. “Being here today, it is clear that India is leading the way in so many areas of innovation and technology. Your ability to innovate is not just good news for India, but it’s great news for the world. With one-sixth of the world’s population, young innovators like you must play a major role.”

The pair then boarded a plane to begin the next half of their day in New Delhi, India.

Paying Respects – The first event to take place in New Delhi was a wreath laying ceremony to honour the soldiers from Indian regiments who served in World War I,at India Gate Memorial. Kate struggled with her dress as the wind took an unfortunate time to pick up. The duo then headed to the Gandhi Smrit Museum located in Old Birla House, where Mahatma Gandhi, India’s founding father, spent the last few years of his life to pay their respects. William and Kate removed their shoes as they walked the area. Both seemed incredibly moved by their visit.

Outfit Details: Kate wore a new dress by Emilia Wickstead, a Bayswater Clutch from Mulberry, and Rupert Sanderson Calice pumps. She also repeated her Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings. For more detailed information about these items check out WhatKateWore.Com.

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty – In their final event of the night The Duke and Duchess attended a Garden Party celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday at the British High Commissioner’s official residence. After taking time to chat local government officials and guests. Prince William took to the stage for a brief speech before Catherine joined him to cut the first slice of cake with a sword. You can read Prince William’s speech below:

“I am incredibly lucky to have my grandmother in my life. As she turns 90, she is a remarkably energetic and dedicated guiding force for her family. And I am so glad that my children are having the chance to get to know The Queen. George and Charlotte. too, will discover how lucky they are to have such a wonderful great-grandmother – a role model for the rest of their lives.

Now, it is important that everyone here tonight understands that I am here as The Queen’s representative. She may be my grandmother but she is also very much the boss! And with that in mind she has given me a message that I am privileged to read out to you all tonight. From HM the Queen: “Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to all you attending this special Garden Party. I am delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been able to join you this afternoon during their visit to your country. I have fond memories of our previous visits to India. This event today is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the enduring friendship between our two countries, our shared culture and the business opportunities we can create together. It is with great pleasure that I entrust another generation of my family to strengthen and renew our bonds. Elizabeth R.”

William ended his speech saying “Now I can report back to Granny that I have done my duty! Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining with us to wish The Queen a very happy. birthday. Bahot dhanyavaad.”

Outfit Details: Catherine made quite an entrance wearing a Temperley London Delphia Embroidered Crop Top and Embroidered Silk-Organza Maxi Skirt. For more detailed information about these items check out WhatKateWore.Com.

April 10 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 1 – Mumbai, India –  Roundup & Photos
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April 10 – #RoyalVisitIndia – Day 1 – Mumbai, India – Roundup & Photos

It has been one exciting and hectic day! The Royal Tour of India and Bhutan kicked off today, April 10, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in India around 11:00 local time for India and have been moving non stop!

I have updated the gallery so far with over 800 high quality photos with more being as the day goes on. But before you head to the gallery, check out this post to see what the Duke and Duchess did on the first day of their tour!

Arrival To Taj Palace Hotel – Our first look of The Duke and Duchess came as they arrived to the hotel. Because of security reasons no press was allowed at the airport, therefore on this tour we were not able to see them step off of the plane as we have previously before. After their arrival the duo paid tribute to those who had lost their lives in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks by laying a wreath. After a private lunch which was reported to be requested to be vegetarian the Duke and Duchess freshened up and headed to their next location.

Outfit Details: For her arrival Kate wore a custom made Alexander McQueen dress, the Curvy Clutch from Russell and Bromley, the LK Bennett’s ‘Fern’ heels, and her Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings.

Videos: Watch The Duchess Pay Tribute At Taj Palace

Playing A Little Cricket – Moving on to their next event of the day William and Catherine went to the Oval Maidan cricket grounds where they met with members of the three charities (Magic Bus, Doorstep School, Childline India) who will benefit from the gala they also attended. Taking the time to chat with children, the pair learned a little Hindu and signed a cricket bat. As to be expected The Duke and Duchess also played a little cricket themselves with the children.

The duo then boarded a open air bus to their next stop, the Banganga Water Tank. William and Catherine laid petals in the water during a traditional ceremony, and also received flower garlands themselves. Once again never the ones to shy away from a sport the pair played football with local children, met with representatives from SMILE while touring the Banganga community.

Outfit Details: For her day in the sun, Kate showed support for local Mumbai designer Anita Dongre, Monsoon Fleur wedges, and Filigree Bead Short Drop earrings.

Videos: Watch The Duchess Play Cricket | The Duchess Visits The Slums

Bollywood Glamour – Their last event of the night was a star-studded event. The Duke and Duchess wrapped up the first day of their tour of Mumbai, India with a Bollywood Inspired Charity Gala At The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. William and Catherine were able to meet some of the biggest stars in Bollywood.

Outfit Details: Kate wore a Indian inspired custom made gown by Jenny Packham, and earrings by India-based designer Amrapali, and her heels are rumored to be from Prada.

Videos: Watch The Duchess Arrive At The Gala

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April 10 – #RoyalVisitIndia – The Duke & Duchess Arrive In Mumbai

Hello everyone! The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Mumbai to start their Royal Tour! I have added the first few high quality photos to the gallery. Unfortunately, I’m in a different time zone so I will be headed off to bed so expect more photos from The Duke and Duchess’s events to be added later today! Stay tuned and keep checking the site and gallery for new photos and updates!