British royal couple in Mumbai; to commemorate 26/11 victims

Britain`s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, who arrived in Mumbai, will attend many events during their three-day visit to Maharashtra.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2013, 10:30 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: Britain`s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, who arrived in Mumbai on Friday evening, will attend many events during their three-day visit to Maharashtra.

The royal couple checked into the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and will stay in the regal Tata Suite in the heritage wing till Monday morning.

On their third official visit to India after earlier ones in 2006 and 2010, they have a hectic programme lined up in Mumbai and Pune over the next three days.

On Saturday, the royal couple will lay wreaths to commemorate the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack.

The couple will launch the British Asian Trust Advisory Council with its chairman and business tycoon Mukesh Ambani this evening.

On the occasion, three charities which have benefitted through the Trust`s help will be given awards.

They are: Aangan, whose Project Shakti encourages vulnerable girls to realise their rights and gain access to services like education and healthcare; Educate Girls which helps improve quality and access to education for young girls in rural Rajasthan; and Mann Deshi, the country`s first business school for illiterate rural women.

The couple will also attend a gala dinner here with a Bollywood flavour with top film personalities participating.

Mumbai and state police have deployed tight security in and around all the venues that the royal couple will visit.

Prince Charles will also meet senior business leaders and discuss corporate social responsibility.

They are on a nine-day India tour that started on Wednesday.

(With IANS inputs)