In photos: Will and Kate take a shine to India, and India cannot get enough
She might have lost some of her carefree charm and he most of his hair, but if there’s one thing Prince William and Kate Middleton haven’t lost, it’s popularity. On their arrival to India, the world’s favourite royal couple (apart from Jay Z and Beyonce, naturally) have truly stolen the limelight.
Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, normally used to commanding a room, were queuing up for an audience with the visiting royals. Guess the King Khan title only goes so far.
Ditto for Sachin Tendulkar. The little master, normally used to deity-like status, had to settle for a spot in Kate and Williams’ shadows as cameras, for once, focussed on someone other than him.
But it wasn’t all posh hob-nobbing, Kate and William also paid tribute to those lost in the 2008 Mumbai attacks before interacting, and even playing football with, underprivileged children from some of Mumbai’s poorest areas.
Their activities, including celebrating the Queen’s birthday at the British High Commission, took centre stage on all news channels. Here is a look at their visit so far. It makes for good viewing, but I think we would still prefer the Kohinoor instead.
Photos curated by Priyata Brajabasi
Text by Ranjan Crasta
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