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Prince William and Kate bid farewell to Bhutan

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April 16, 2016
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, departed from Bhutan on Saturday to embark on their final part of the tour, a visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Prince William and Kate were bid farewell at Paro International Airport by the Governor of Paro, Chenko Tshering and education minister, Norbu Wangchuk, who also greeted the couple on their arrival to the remote mountain kingdom.

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Prince William and Kate left Bhutan on Saturday morning after a two day visit

The couple seemed sad to leave Bhutan, which they claimed they had been "thrilled" to visit. The Duchess recycled a cream dress by Alexander McQueen, accompanied by a gold necklace with diamonds given as a gift by the Queen of Bhutan.

Speaking of the success of their trip, Mr Wangchuk said: "I think our happiness index has shot up, this visit has been a blessing for Bhutan. It is wonderful they got to meet our King and Queen and the new prince."

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Kate wore a recycled Alexander McQueen dress

During their time in Bhutan the couple played archery, enjoyed a private dinner with the King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, who are nicknamed 'the Himalaya's Kate and William,' and embarked on a six-hour trek to the Tiger's Nest Monastry, which Kate joked was a: "a great way to burn off the curry."


During their hike, the Prince purchased a small bronze tiger, assumed to be for George, while Kate bought some dark blue and gold earrings for 500 rupees. On reaching the Monastry, Kate said: "I feel very lucky and fortunate to see such beautiful scenery."

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Mr Tshering joined the couple at Tiger's Nest, and said: "they loved the walk and were very fit. William got to see a yak which he said was a first."

"They're a marvellous couple and it's been an honour to receive them," he continued. "The relationship between and King and Queen and the British people is a good one."

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