Prince Charles to visit India next month

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 13:20 hrs

Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) A visit to the famous "elephant corridor" in Kerala and a dinner with Bollywood stars in Mumbai are a few of things on the agenda of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during their visit to India, an official said here Tuesday.

In their most extensive nine-day visit beginning Nov 6, the Prince and the Duchess will travel to Dehradun, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kochi, where they will meet India's top political, business and cultural leaders, said a spokesperson of the British Deputy High Commission here.

During the trip, the couple will undertake a broad range of engagements to promote the partnership between the two countries in key areas such as conservation, education, growing business links, women's empowerment and training.

During the trip, Prince Charles will make an off-road trip into the elephant corridor in Kerala, while Camilla will visit the prestigious Doon School in Dehradun.

The royal couple will also visit the Indian Military Academy, attend a gala dinner in Mumbai with Bollywood personalities and mark the Remembrance Sunday in India.

Departing from India Nov 14, the royal couple will travel to Sri Lanka where Prince Charles will represent the Queen at the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo.

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