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Duke and Duchess meet Indian premier in New Delhi

William and Kate meet with India's prime minister Narendra Modi Credit: PA

William and Kate have met with India's prime minister Narendra Modi for lunch in New Delhi.

After visiting a homeless children's charity, the royal couple changed into formal clothes and travelled to Hyderabad House, a former royal residence of Maharajas that has hosted heads of state from across the globe.

William and Kate set to meet India's PM over lunch

William and Kate are currently on a seven-day tour of India Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to meet India's prime Minister Narendra Modi over lunch today as their official tour of the country continues.

The couple are expected to dine with Modi at New Delhi's Hyderabad House, a former royal residence of Maharajas, before entering the next leg of their journey and travelling to the Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam.

Kaziranga is a World Heritage Site and a wildlife conservation area and the Royals are due to spend the next few days there learning about the people and wildlife who inhabit the area.

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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:

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.

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