Prince William and Kate to meet young people from India and Bhutan before tour kicks off

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are adding even more to their plate ahead of their trip to India and Bhutan by attending a reception to meet young people from the two countries.

Kensington Palace announced the news on Twitter, writing: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a reception on 6 April to meet young people from #India and #Bhutan."


The couple are " incredibly grateful" to see the two countries

"The event will allow TRH the chance to learn more about the two countries ahead of their upcoming tour #RoyalVisitIndia #RoyalVisitBhutan."

William and Kate will be making their official visit to India and Bhutan between 10-16 April, and the trip will mark the first time either of them have visited either country. Their first public appearance is to be at the Taj Palace Hotel, where the couple plan to stay in tribute to the 164 victims of the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai. The couple will lay a wreath at the memorial inside the hotel.


The trip, which will take place a week before Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, will be a busy week for the Duke and Duchess, and their activities during their trip will include watching a young person's cricket match, meeting key charities and playing with children who live in the slums around Mumbai.

William and Kate will also be enjoying some glitz and glamour, as one evening they will then be treated to a reception and dinner to celebrate Mumbai's film and creative industries, which will be an event with red carpet arrivals, dance and musical performances.

A royal spokesman revealed how much Kate and William were looking forward to the trip: "The Duke and Duchess are incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to travel to these two beautiful countries.

"The tour will see The Duke and Duchess interact with people from all walks of life, from people in very difficult circumstances, to aspiring and established business leaders, well-known cultural figures, inspiring conservationists, leading politicians, and of course other Royals. As you can see this is going to be a hugely exciting and rewarding tour. Their Royal Highnesses are very much looking forward to it."