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Royal Tour 2016: Will And Kate's Itinerary In India And Bhutan

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On April 10, Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge and Prince William will start their 2016 royal tour in India and Bhutan.

Over the course of six days, the royal couple will have plenty to see and do from meeting Bollywood stars to interacting with local youth.

And just like Prince Harry's tour of Nepal, it's bound to be a busy one. Check out all the highlights below.

Sunday April 10

The couple will make their first public appearance at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, where they will lay a wreath at a memorial inside the hotel following the 2008 terror attacks.

taj palace hotel

Following a brief meeting with hotel staff, the duo will head to the Oval Maidan to take in a cricket match and play with children from surrounding slums.

The Duke and Duchess will then move on to the ancient Banganga Water Tank in the Malabar Hill area of Mumbai, where they will meet more locals.

Capping off their first night in Mumbai, the couple will attend a dinner and reception alongside famous Bollywood stars and business leaders. Funds raised at the dinner will go to three charities the royal couple will work with on their first day – Magic Bus, Doorstep, and Childline.

Monday April 11

On day two of their India tour, the Duke and Duchess will meet with young entrepreneurs at local bar, The Social, before taking a flight to New Delhi.

In New Delhi, the pair will lay a wreath at India Gate, the country's main war memorial.

From there, the couple will travel to Gandhi Smriti, a museum in Old Birla House, where Mahatma Gandi spent the last years of his life. After touring the museum, they will follow Gandhi's final footsteps from his bedroom to the garden where he was assassinated in 1948.

gandhi smriti

That night, the Duke and Duchess will attend a birthday party thrown in honour of the Queen at the residence of the British High Comissioner. The Duke is expected to give at speech at the party to pay tribute to his grandmother who turns 90 on April 21.

Tuesday April 12

Remaining in New Delhi, the Duke and Duchess will start their day in private meetings with NGOs in the area.

The pair will also meet and have lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

They will then move on to Kaziranga National Park in Assam, a World Heritage Site, for the conservation portion of their tour. Their Royal Highnesses will also get a closer look at the conflicts that result from humans living too close in proximity to wild animals in the area.

That night also marks the Assamese New Year, which will be celebrated by campfire with music and dance performances.

Wednesday April 13

Staying in the national park, the royal couple will start their day with an open-air drive around the park.

kaziranga national park

The Duke is also set to give a speech at the park condemning the poaching of rhinos for their horns.

That afternoon the couple will visit the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CRWC), which is temporary home to injured, displaced and orphaned animals.

At the CRWC, Will and Kate will also be shown short films concerning the human animal conflict by youth filmmakers.

Following the viewing, the duo will travel a short distance to the Kaziranga Discovery Centre which is a first of its kind health clinic for elephants. While there, they will work on an elephant sculpture for India's elephant parade.

Thursday April 14

It'll be another early start for the royal couple on the 14th as they depart from India and head to Bhutan.

thimphu dzong

The couple will start their afternoon in Thimphu Dzong where they will be greeted by a traditional welcome procession before meeting with the King and Queen of Bhutan.

The Duke and Duchess will then continue on to Thimphu's open-air archery venue where they will meet with locals before re-joining King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema for a private dinner at Lingkana Palace.

Friday April 15

After all that running around, The Duke and Duchess will have one last active day in Bhutan which they will spend hiking to the Tiger's Nest monastery. Their hike should last between five to six hours.

tigers nest monastery

After a day in the sun and mountains, the royal couple will spend one last night partying with British nationals in Bhutan before heading back to India the next day.

Saturday April 16
Of course, the royal couple can't go all the way to India without visiting the famous Taj Mahal. To conclude their tour, the royals will visit the monument, giving their farewell speeches and thank-yous on site.

From there the couple will be headed back to the U.K. where they will be getting ready to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

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