Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hosted lunch for Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are on a visit to India.
“A royal summer in Delhi! PM @narendramodi receives the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Hyderabad House,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted along with pictures of Modi with Prince William and Kate.
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) April 12, 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to leave for Assam later on Tuesday where they will visit the Kaziranga National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Monday visited Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial in Delhi and paid homage him.
In a close to 45-minute visit to the Gandhi Smriti on Tees January Marg, the royal couple also saw the exhibits and came to know that Gandhi learned to wear a tie and play violin during his stay in London as a student.
The Duke and Duchess Cambridge also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Martyr’s Column. The Father of the Nation was killed on January 30, 1948 by a Hindu fanatic at the Birla House when he was taking a stroll there. The House, where Gandhi spent the last few years of his life, was later turned into a memorial.
They also visited the museum, the khadi-weaving room and expressed keen interest in knowing about Lord Mountbatten’s tribute to Gandhi among other eminent personalities, after his death.
The couple is on a seven-day tour of India and Bhutan, aimed at building up strong bonds with the two countries.
With Inputs From Agency