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Royal couple honour historic ties between UK and India

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honoured the historic ties between the UK and India on the New Delhi leg of their seven-day tour of the subcontinent.

At the residence of the British High Commissioner, the Duke spoke of the Queen's fondness for India and described how the Commonwealth is "enormously important" to her.

The royal couple also paid tribute to the 75,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting in World War I, and laid flowers at the spot where India's founding father Mahatma Gandhi was killed.

ITV News Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports:

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William and Kate lay wreaths to honour WWI soldiers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have travelled to the India Gate war memorial to lay a wreath in honour of those who lost their lives in World War I.

The couple are on a seven-day tour of India and Bhutan.

William and Kate attend Bollywood gala on India tour

The royal couple arrive at a charity ball in Mumbai. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Bollywood Charity Gala in Mumbai.

The pair rubbed shoulders with the stars of Indian cinema including Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai.

Kate glittered in a sequinned gown in royal blue by UK designer Jenny Packham for the event.

ITV News' Geraint Vincent reports:

The Gala held at a Mumbai hotel will raise for money for charities supporting street children.

Earlier today, the royal couple paid tributes to victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and played cricket at the famous Oval ground.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at charity gala in Mumbai. Credit: PA

Royal couple play cricket at Mumbai's famous Oval ground

Kate showed off her batting skills as William looked on. Credit: PA

They may not have been wearing whites, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed they were game for cricket on the first day of their Indian tour.

Prince William looked on as his wife, wearing a colourful summer dress and wedges, showed off her batting skills.

The charity match at Mumbai's famous Oval Maidan featured legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the bowling side.

Prince William and Kate were good sports during the friendly game. Credit: PA

ITV News Correspondent Geraint Vincent joined the royal couple on their visit as they met Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar:

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in India

The Royal couple arrive at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in India on Sunday at the beginning of their first visit to the country.

William and Kate looked relaxed after their long-haul flight from the UK as they arrived at their exclusive Mumbai hotel.

Dubbed "WillKat" by the Indian media, the Duke wore a dark suit while the Duchess wore an Indian-inspired motif patterned top and A-line skirt.

William and Kate talked to staff as they were greeted at the entrance of the hotel. Credit: PA

Highlights of the tour will see them visit the Taj Mahal - famously visited by Diana, Princess of Wales - where the royal couple hope to create ''new memories''.

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