Charles and Camilla India visit

The Duchess of Cornwall has come face to face with artwork of herself and the Prince of Wales during a visit to a craft fair India. The couple are currently enjoying a nine-day tour of the country.

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Prince Charles visits Mumbai mosque

The Prince of Wales has visited a unique mosque today that is one of Mumbai's most important religious and tourist attractions.

Prince Charles visited the tomb of Saint Haji in Mumbai. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Charles, who has a deep interest in Islamic art and culture, was given a guided tour of the Haji Ali Mosque, built on a small outcrop a few hundred metres from the Indian shoreline in the city formerly known as Bombay.

The Prince of Wales views restoration work during a tour of the Haji Ali Mosque Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

It is part of a wider complex that contains the resting place of the Muslim saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

During his visit the Prince was shown ongoing restoration work to conserve the monument that has been damaged over the years by sea water.

Charles and Camilla are currently on day six of their visit to India.

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Royals join Bollywood stars at charity dinner

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined a host of Bollywood stars at a black tie charity fund raising dinner on the fourth day of their eleven day tour of India and Sri Lanka.

The pair with billionaire Mukesh Ambani (second right), his wife Nita (second left) and Kajol Devgan (left) and husband Ajay (right)
The pair with billionaire Mukesh Ambani (second right), his wife Nita (second left) and Kajol Devgan (left) and husband Ajay (right) Credit: PA

Charles and Camilla rubbed shoulders with famous Indian actor Gulshan Grover, Ajay Devgan - an action hero star of more than 80 Bollywood hits - and his wife Kajol Devgan, one of India's most successful actresses, as well as veteran Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid.

Bollywood film star Ajay Devgan, pictured with his wife Kajol, performed at the event.
Bollywood film star Ajay Devgan, pictured with his wife Kajol, performed at the event. Credit: PA

The dinner was staged by the India Advisory Council of Charles's charity the British Asian Trust (BAT), and was hosted by the world's wealthiest Indian, Mukesh Ambani and Ratan Tata, whose family trust company owns Jaguar Land Rover and Corus steel.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the black tie fundraiser.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the black tie fundraiser. Credit: PA

The black-tie do promoted the work of the BAT, which was formed in 2007 to help channel donations from UK Asian philanthropists to good causes in the Indian sub-continent.

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Prince Charles meets Mumbai terrorist attack survivors

The Prince of Wales heard the remarkable story of two hotel chefs who were shot but survived the Mumbai terrorist attacks as he paid tribute to those who were killed.

One man was sprayed with bullets and left for dead while the other was also targeted by gunmen as he tried to help guest escape from the exclusive Taj Mahal Palace hotel.

The Prince of Wales, lays a wreath at the Mumbai Massacre Memorial to commemorate victims of the terrorist attack in Mumbai Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met the pair - Nitin Minocha and Raghu Deora, both 39 - as the Prince laid a wreath at the hotel in memory of the 30 guests and staff killed on November 26 2008.

A hand written card by the Prince of Wales, after he laid a wreath at the Mumbai Massacre Memorial Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Charles and Camilla visit a mobile creche in Mumbai

The Prince of Wales and and Duchess of Cornwell have visited a creche for the children of Mumbai construction workers on the fourth day of their official visit to India.

The creche was first opened in 1972 to provide childcare facilities for women working on construction sites.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit to a mobile creche Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The project is being financially helped by Charles' charity the British Asian Trust which will be supported tonight by a dinner in Mumbai, to raise awareness about its work.

Prince Charles and Camilla sit with children at the creche Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Delhi slum school bake birthday cake for Charles' 65th

The Prince of Wales has been presented with a birthday cake by a Delhi slum school ahead of his 65th birthday next week.

A group of students with the cake Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Made by master chef Ram Kumar and his pupils, the chocolate gateau was decorated with cream, cherries and had the number 65 emblazoned on top.

The cake made for the Prince of Wales Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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Charles and Camilla visit Delhi slum

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited one of Delhi's largest slums as a part of their India tour.

People await the arrival of Prince Charles. Credit: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

The royal couple visited the Katha Lab school, where the Prince received a 65th birthday cake, marking his birthday next week.

Prince Charles and his wife visit a slum in New Delhi. Credit: REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

Charles meets farmers on day two of India trip

Prince Charles talks to a farmer at the Navdanya Bija Vidyapeeth Farm.
Prince Charles talks to a farmer at the Navdanya Bija Vidyapeeth Farm. Credit: REUTERS/Mansi Thapliya

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have continued their royal tour of India meeting farmers and watching a military display.

The prince went to the Navdanya organic farm and education centre where he sowed some seeds throwing them as two bullocks ploughed the field beside him.

The prince spent nearly an hour in the company of Dr Vandana Shiva as he toured the site that promotes biodiversity, organic farming and the process of seed saving.

The two are said to inspire each other with the Charles having a bust of the Indian environmental activist at his Highgrove home.

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The Duchess treats the horses at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.
The Duchess treats the horses at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Earlier the royal couple visited the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, where they were treated to an exhibition of horsemanship., with the Duchess of Cornwall then took the opportunity to treat a horse to a sugar lump.

Prince Charles cut a giant cake made in the form of the Forest Research Institute building in Dehradun.
Prince Charles cut a giant cake made in the form of the Forest Research Institute building in Dehradun. Credit: REUTERS/Mansi Thapliya

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, are touring India over nine days, before moving on to Sri Lanka where he will represent the Queen at a Commonwealth meeting.

Garlands on the Ganges for royal couple

The Prince and Duchess light candles during a ceremony on the banks of the Ganges.
The Prince and Duchess light candles during a ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were linked with a huge garland of flowers when they arrived for a ceremony on the banks of the Ganges.

The royal couple are visiting the Hindu holy city of Rishikesh as a part of their India tour.

The Prince and Duchess on the banks of the Ganges.
The Prince and Duchess on the banks of the Ganges. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Prince and Duchess were given a huge garland which covered them both.
The Prince and Duchess were given a huge garland which covered them both. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
The Prince and Duchess on the banks of the Ganges.
The Prince and Duchess on the banks of the Ganges. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Royal couple visit Hindu holy city at start of India tour

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are given water to pour into the river Ganges.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are given water to pour into the river Ganges. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

On the banks of the River Ganges the red and white floral tribute was hung around Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's shoulders, joining the royal couple.

The ritual took place in the holy Hindu city of Rishikesh.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall sit at the top of stairs during their visit to the Hindu holy city of Rishikesh.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall sit at the top of stairs during their visit to the Hindu holy city of Rishikesh. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Charles, who is touring India over nine days, led his wife by the hand to the shore of the famous river where a Hindu service was performed which had at its heart the Aarti ceremony.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall sit at the top of stairs during their visit to the Hindu holy city of Rishikesh.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall sit at the top of stairs during their visit to the Hindu holy city of Rishikesh. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales watched by the Duchess of Cornwall throws ball onto a fire, during their visit to the Hindu holy city of Rishikesh.
The Prince of Wales watched by the Duchess of Cornwall throws ball onto a fire, during their visit to the Hindu holy city of Rishikesh. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire