Wednesday, November 20, 2013

World Travelers: The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall visit India & Sri Lanka

Day 1 (November 6)

The royal couple arrived in India and attended a welcoming ceremony {Source}

Day 2 (November 7)

The future British monarch and his consort began their second day in India with a visit to the  Indian Military Academy {Photos}. Afterward the royal pair parted ways-Prince Charles headed for the Navdanya organic farm and education center, while The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Doon School {Source}

Day 3 (November 8)

With only a little over a week to go before his 65th birthday, The Prince of Wales began the celebrating a little early-he was presented with a  birthday cake by a Delhi slum school, and a birthday card signed by many of the children from the Katha Community School during his and his wife's tour of the school {Source}

In the afternoon, Prince Charles attended a private luncheon with  the 14th Vice President of India. While her husband was with the14th Vice President of India, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the  Self Employed Women's Association. After their seperate activities, the future monarch and his consort regrouped for a tour of the Delhi Akshardham Hindu Temple. After touring the temple, they attended a reception at the British High Comissioner's Residence {Photos}

Day 4 (November 9)

In the evening, the Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall attended a British Asian Trust celebration dinner, where the future King gave a speech {Source}
{Photos}

Day 5 (November 10)

The Future King and Consort began their day with the Traditional Remembrance Day Service, which they attended in India {Photos}. After the service, the royal pair visited Kirkee Commonwealth Graves Cemenary Prince Charles then visited The Serum Institute {Photos}

After the Remembrance Day activities, the eldest son of the Queen visited the Serum Institute and attended a reception at the Indian Turf Club {Photos}

Day 6 (November 11)

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent the morning apart on the 6th day of their visit. In the morning, the future king visited the Haji Ali Dargah Mosque while his wife paid a visit to the Vandana Foundation{Source}. After regrouping for their afternoon actvities, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre and attended an evening reception with local business leaders{Photos}



Day 7 (November 12)

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent the majority of the 7th day of their trip apart. The Prince of Wales began his day with a visit to the Cochin Shipyard and toured the Vazhachal Forest Range {Source}. During his visit to the Vazhachal Forest Range, he was accompanied by his brother in law, Mark Shand who is founder of the charity Elephant Family {Source}
Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the Government School of Nursing at Ernakulam where she met with students and staff from Rajagiri Public School {Source}.

Day 8 (November 13)

Likely a travel Day/Day to relax. There is no information in regards to their activities on The Prince of Wales' Official Website

Day 9 (November 14)
The Prince of Wales's 65th birthday

In the morning, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall  ended their time in India with a visit to the Mattancherry Palace Museum and a Jewish Synagogue {Source}. Afterwards, they attended a reception at the British High Commission{Source}. After his birthday party in India, the Royal Couple boarded a flight to Sri Lanka.

Upon their arrival in Sri Lanka, they were greeted by various government officials at the airport. After that, they attended a reception at the Sri Lanka British High Commission's Residence{Photos}. The royal couple also visited organic farmer's market{Photos}.

Day 10 (November 15)

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting {Photos}

After the opening ceremony, the Duchess of Cornwall proceeded to visit the Colombo Public Library where she met with staff while The Prince of Wales visited the Sri Lanka National Museum and hosted a“...reception for Commonwealth business leaders and a luncheon for new Commonwealth Heads of Government.”

That evening, the future monarch and consort hosted a gala dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government {Photos} {Photos}

Day 11 (November 16)

During their last day in Sri Lanka, The Prince of Wales takes part in arts and crafts with disabled children as he visits MEDCAFEP Day School {Photos}, meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall joined an art class at Home-Start Sri Lanka, where the students and Duchess picked out pieces of paper at random to determine animals they had to draw, and The Duchess of Cornwall picked out elephant, horse and squirrel{Source}.

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