As part of this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations His Royal Highness visited India undertaking a programme of engagements in New Delhi, Kohima, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore
The Duke of York visited India from 30 April to 6 May 2012, representing Her Majesty The Queen in the year of her Diamond Jubilee.
New Delhi, 30 April
His Royal Highness started his visit in New Delhi, where he named the ‘Jubilee Walk’ at the British High Commission, visited the Agragami project, dedicated to improving the lives of some of Delhi’s most vulnerable families and attended a Reception at the residence of the British High Commissioner to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
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Kohima, Nagaland, 1 May
His Royal Highness laid a wreath at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, visited the World War Two Museum and attended a traditional Naga cultural show.
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Mumbai, 2 May
His Royal Highness visited India’s Western Naval Command, the Dhirubhai Ambani International School and met leading members of Mumbai’s business community.
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Kolkata, 3 May
His Royal Highness had a number of engagements including a visit to a child-care home and vocational education centre run by the Women’s Interlink Foundation.
Chennai, 4 May
His Royal Highness visited the Officers’ Training Academy, laid a wreath at the Madras War Graves and attended a special Thanksgiving and Commemoration Service at St. Mary’s Church, Fort St. George.
Bangalore, 5 May
His Royal Highness called on the Governor of Karnataka and visited Infosys and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
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