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wbenson 05-07-2013 06:29 AM

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit India and Sri Lanka, November 2013
 
Commonwealth Secretariat - Statement from Commonwealth Secretary-General following Buckingham Palace announcement

It has been announced that The Queen will be represented by The Prince of Wales at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this year.

This decision reflects the wish of Her Majesty at this time in her reign to limit her long distance travel.

US Royal Watcher 10-15-2013 09:42 AM

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit India and Sri Lanka, November 2013
 
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are scheduled to visit India next month. British Royal Couple to Visit India - Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com

muriel 10-16-2013 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by US Royal Watcher (Post 1609283)
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are scheduled to visit India next month. British Royal Couple to Visit India - Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com

Its interesting that they have chosen to visit India again, given the number of times they have been in the last decade.

Dman 10-16-2013 10:12 PM

Remarks by Simon Martin, Deputy Private Secretary to TRH on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on the upcoming tour to India, Sri Lanka and The Prince representing Her Majesty The Queen at the 2013 CHOGM-
Our view

US Royal Watcher 10-21-2013 08:48 AM

A little more information on the upcoming trip to India.

Eton vs Doon, thanks to Camilla

AdmirerUS 10-21-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by US Royal Watcher (Post 1610664)
A little more information on the upcoming trip to India.

Eton vs Doon, thanks to Camilla

I'm guessing and hoping that The Duchess stops before or after the trip at that spa she has been to several times in the past. Remember how great she looked after the last stopover there? Now if she'd just hold a drawing for those of us here at the forums to win a golden ticket to go along with her. ;)

Spheno 10-21-2013 10:50 AM

I think Camilla will spend a few days at a spa. Usually she needs time to feel good in a country with warm climate

Osipi 10-21-2013 06:02 PM

I remember all too well how she looked after spending the time at that spa. She radiated and glowed and looked like a million bucks! If I could afford something like that, I'd be on the next plane out.

US Royal Watcher 10-21-2013 06:15 PM

I like AdmirerUS's idea of a sweepstakes. Now if we could just find a rich sponsor.....

cepe 11-06-2013 08:57 AM

First pictures through from Getty.

Search - Getty Images UK: IND: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit India - Day 1

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales take part in an Aarti ceremony at the Parmarth Niketan Temple on the banks of the River Ganges during day 1 of an official visit to India on November 6, 2013 in Dehradun, India.

muriel 11-06-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by cepe (Post 1615511)
First pictures through from Getty.

Search - Getty Images UK: IND: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit India - Day 1

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales take part in an Aarti ceremony at the Parmarth Niketan Temple on the banks of the River Ganges during day 1 of an official visit to India on November 6, 2013 in Dehradun, India.

Great pictures, India ahoy!

wyevale 11-06-2013 09:25 AM

That Spa has obviously done the Duchess a great deal of good... she positively GLOWS in these photographs.

I wish them both a wonderful, and successful sojurn in India.

Nico 11-06-2013 11:24 AM

DM article

Prince Charles and Camilla in Rishikesh as they embark on tour of India | Mail Online

Great pics indeed !

julliette 11-06-2013 11:29 AM

Without watermarks
The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit India - Day 1 - Pictures - Zimbio


This is a lovely pic of the couple
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/P...XQr3ZxT6al.jpg

Nico 11-06-2013 11:32 AM

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit India - Day 1 - Pictures - Zimbio

Awwwww

vkrish 11-06-2013 01:31 PM

http://im.rediff.com/news/2013/nov/06arti1.jpg
I am glad they were there for the aarthi..

I wanna give a brief idea for you of this ceremony, which I witnessed a few years ago..It was totally amazing.
Basically, aarthi is the part of every Hindu worship, where the concerned God/Goddess is offered the sacred fire..
The River Ganga has a very sacred place in Hindu culture and mythology.
According to mythology, ages ago people were suffering from drought and dying. The noble sage Bhagiratha does a lot of tapas (yogic meditation) to please The Gods, and when they are pleased, he is granted a boon by Goddess Ganga, who stays in Swarg (heaven). He pleads her to come to earth and quench the thirst of the people on earth. Thus, to fulfill that boon, Goddess Ganga descends on earth and turns the land green and fertile, making the people happy and prosperous.
Thus this aarti is a worship to Her for all the prosperity she has given them..

A few more pics taken on normal days..(Since today there was more security I guess it was scaled down..)
Haridwar Ganga Aarti, a photo from Uttarakhand, North | TrekEarth
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ddGG_IT87n...0/P1010752.JPG


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Originally Posted by muriel (Post 1609423)
Its interesting that they have chosen to visit India again, given the number of times they have been in the last decade.

One can never have enough of India..:lol::flowers:

Dman 11-06-2013 02:54 PM

The Prince and Duchess in India: Traditional Aarti Ceremony - YouTube

Nico 11-07-2013 05:54 AM

India, day 2 :

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit India - Day 2 Thumbnails - Pictures - Zimbio

muriel 11-07-2013 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Nico (Post 1615740)

Lovely pictures of C&C today at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, the Indian Sandhurst.

muriel 11-07-2013 07:16 AM

Is today not the day that Camilla will visit the Doon School?


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