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In pictures: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour India & Bhutan

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Prince William, Kate Middleton

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Update 18/04/16: William and Kate visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on April 16.

The day before the loved up couple also embarked on a hike to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Paro Taktsang, Bhutan.

Update 15/04/16: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew to Bhutan for the second leg of their royal tour on Thursday, April 14. The couple were greeted by Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck and Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck of Bhutan at Paro airport, before departing for a scenic drive to the capital city of Thimphu, where they met King JIgme and Queen Jetsun.

Later in the afternoon, Kate and William took part in a Chipdrel (traditional welcome procession) at Thimphu Dzong before heading to an open-air archery venue in the city to try their hand at Bhutan’s national sport.

Update 13/04/16: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their week-long tour with a visit to a charity helping homeless children, run by the Salaam Baalak Trust while in new New Delhi.

The royal couple also had an important meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Their busy schedule wasn’t complete until they attended a Bihu festival at Diphlu River Lodge in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

See the updated images from the tour, including a little boy that caught their eye.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have embarked on their first visit to India and Bhutan this week, in the lead-up to the Queen’s milestone 90th birthday.

The tour is the couple’s first in two years and the pair look to be having plenty of fun in the photos released from the trip! Prince William and Duchess Catherine began their tour in Mumbai, touching down in the morning of April 10.

In Mumbai, Kate and William visited the Taj Palace Hotel to lay a wreath at a memorial honouring those who lost their lives in the 2008 terrorist attacks. Afterwards, the pair played a spirited game of cricket with children at the Oval Maidan, a public park in the area, and spoke with residents of the Banganga slums.

In the evening, the royals attended a glitzy gathering of Mumbai’s leading public figures (including several Bollywood stars) hosted by The British High Commission and The British Asian Trust. The event was a celebration of the city’s thriving film and creative industries, as well as an opportunity to raise funds for three charities that Kate and Will met during their first day in India (Magic Bus, Doorstep and Childline).

From there, the couple travelled to New Delhi where they will continue their tour of the country. This is both Kate and William’s first trip to India, and the royals are keen to embrace the local culture and customs during their visit.

“People are so friendly, met lovely children yesterday, we are loving it all and I am looking forward to go back with some wonderful memories,” she told The Indian Express after arriving in New Delhi.

See photos from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of India here

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Kate and William

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lay a wreath at the memorial in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on day one of their tour of India.

The hotel was the scene of terrorist attacks in 2008. During their visit, Prince William and Duchess Catherine met with the brave members of staff who had protected guests during the attack.

As part of their activities in Mumbai, the royals participated in a friendly cricket game at the Oval Maidan ground with local children.

Next, William and Kate paid a visit to the 12th century Banganga Water Tank, located in the Malabar Hill area of Mumbai.

The area is home to more than 10,000 people living in cramped huts built into the alleyways beside one of the wealthiest districts in the city.

There, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met representatives of a charity called SMILE, which helps young people and their parents learn skills and gain opportunities.

In the slum, the couple kicked a football around and met with many of the local residents.

At a reception at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel that evening, the Duke and Duchess mingled with Bollywood stars and other notable Mumbai figures. Kate looked as gorgeous as ever in her striking blue Jenny Packham gown.

On April 11, Kate and William met young entrepreneurs in Mumbai.

Start your engines! William gets in the driver’s seat as Kate looks on.

Later that day, the royal duo travelled to the capital city of New Delhi where they laid a wreath at the India Gate memorial.

Duchess Catherine (wearing an Emilia Wickstead dress) had her own ‘Marilyn Monroe’ moment during this leg of the tour, but as ever, the royal handled it with grace!

Later, the couple visited Gandhi Smriti, a museum located in the house where Mahatma Gandhi spent his final years.

Kate and William pose with schoolchildren at Gandhi Smriti.

The couple take a walk around the grounds as they explore Gandhi Smriti.

Later, the pair attended a garden party celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, where they cut into a cake using a ceremonial sword.

The fashionable royal chose a regal embroidered ensemble from London-based designer Alice Temperley for the occasion.

William and Kate visited a facility helping homeless children, run by Salaam Baalak Trust while in new New Delhi.

The Duchess of Cambridge drew pictures with some of the children at a homeless charity helping youngsters.

Playtime continued as Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge play a game of carrom with street children.

Kate Middleton was all smiles as she talked with children at the charity.

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The Duke and Duchess then also visited a temporary shelter for boys.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked lovely in a casual red dress.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Prime Minister of India Narenda Modi in New Delhi.

The three posed for pictures during the meet and greet.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are given a warm greeting as they arrived at Tezpur Airport in Assam, India.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended a Bihu festival at Diphlu River Lodge in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

The couple met with some of the children at the festival.

Prince William and Catherine were all smiles as they watched the festival.

One particular youngster got the attention of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It was another photo call for the couple.

Kate in talks with some of the young girls.

A crowd pleasing moment.

An energetic little boy stamps on William’s foot.

A shy moment in front of the couple.

William and Kate focus on the dancers during the festival.

The little dancer that stole the show.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed an evening of dance and art at the fireside festival.

Kate and William continued their tour of India with a visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

The Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t contain her excitement as she was given the opportunity to feed a baby elephant on safari in India.

Prince William looked like a natural!

The wildlife facility provides care for animals that may have been injured or orphaned.

The royal couple took some time to show their creative side.

Crowds gathered to meet William and Kate.

The Duke and Duchess took some time for a stroll.

Kate Middleton embraced a young fan.

And another group shot for the royal couple.

On Thursday, April 14, the royal couple flew to Bhutan for the second leg of their week-long royal tour.

The royals were greeted by Princess Chimi Yangzom Wanchuck and Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck at Bhutan’s Paro airport.

Later, the pair travelled to the capital city of Thimphu.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose with the Duke and Duchess during a ceremonial welcome event in Thimphu.

Later, the couple visited an open-air archery venue in the city, where they were able to try out the sport themselves!

William and Kate have a drink inside the archery venue.

William tries his hand at the bow and arrow as Kate looks on.

It seems archery isn’t Kate’s strong suit! The Duchess couldn’t contain her laughter after her attempt to hit the target.

The Prince laughs off his own efforts as locals gather to watch the royals practise.

William also tried a bit of dart-throwing at the archery venue.

In the evening, the couple attended a private dinner with Bhutan’s King and Queen.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

William and Kate look picture perfect as they pose at the Taj Mahal.

William and Kate take in the view.

The couple headed to a reception to celebrate the UK and Bhutanese friendship. Held at the Taj Hotel on Friday, April 15, in Thimphu, Bhutan.

The royal couple took a hike to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Paro Taktsang, Bhutan.

In love! The couple share a PDA as they enjoy their surroundings.

Breathtaking views!

Along the way they stopped to pose for pictures during the long hike.

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