New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host lunch on April 12 for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are arriving on their first visit to India on Sunday.
Announcing the visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the royal couple will land in Mumbai on April 10.
“We look forward to welcoming the Duke and Duchess on their first visit to India,” he said while asserting that engagement with the British royal family was an “integral component” of India-UK relations.
The Prime Minister will host the lunch for the royal couple here, he added.
According to the British High Commission here, the Duke and Duchess will be given a starry reception on their arrival in Mumbai which will be attended by actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
“The British High Commission in partnership with the British Asian Trust and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, will host a glittering charity reception and dinner on Sunday 10 April for over 200 of India’s top film, sport and business figures,” a release from the British High Commission said.