Prince Charles celebrates 71st birthday with school children in Mumbai

Prince Charles celebrates 71st birthday with school children in Mumbai Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Nov 14, 2019, 01.43 PM (IST)

Britain's Prince Charles celebrated his 71st birthday with school children in an iconic hotel in India. 

Charles cut his birthday cake in the presence of a group of children who were dressed up in their school uniform at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. Earlier, the Prince of Wales attended a round-table conference on sustainable market initiatives with a group of businessmen in the same hotel.

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After arriving in India on Wednesday, Prince Charles visited Bangla Sahib Gurudwara where he was presented a 'kirpan' by members of a Gurudwara committee. Prince Charles also participated in the 'seva', where he helped in preparing chapatis for the Langar.  

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Charles also took a ride in an e-rickshaw driven by a woman. He also held bilateral talks with President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and visited the India Meteorological Department and the Delhi War cemetery, among other sites. 

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This is the tenth official visit of Britain prince to India. He last visited the country with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as part of their 10-day tour to Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

Last month, Prince Charles' elder son Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton had visited neighbouring country Pakistan.  

The Prince of Wales' 10th official visit is to celebrate enduring British-Indian ties, with a focus on shared global challenges such as sustainability and climate change. 

(with inputs from agencies)