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Duke and Duchess touch down in Bhutan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the sister of the King of Bhutan Chhimi Yangzom and her husband Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in the tiny mountainous nation of Bhutan, which borders India and China.

The royal couple landed at Paro International Airport, one of the world's most challenging airports to touch down at.

They were met by the sister of the King of Bhutan Chhimi Yangzom and her husband, who gave William and Kate a ceremonial scarf called a khadhar, given as a symbol of friendship.

They are on the fifth day of their official seven-day tour to India and Bhutan and will meet King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema today.

Poaching rate for Asian rhino 'could multiply'

Conservation charity Save the Rhino has told ITV News it fears more rhinoceros may be poached in India because criminal gangs are spreading false claims about the power of their horns.

A Greater one-horned rhino Credit: Save the Rhino International

Footage obtained by ITV News shows a dead rhino that was killed and mutilated by poachers lying in Kaziranga National Park, just days before Prince William and his wife Catherine visited to highlight the plight of the animals.

It was the sixth one-horned rhinoceros to die at the hands of poachers at the park this year.

Save The Rhino says it is likely that the endangered species will be targeted at a higher rate because gangs are claiming that the horns of Asian rhinos are more powerful than those of the critically endangered African rhino.

Criminal gangs are creating propaganda to say that the horns of the Asian rhinos are more potent than the African ones.

We're concerned that this could cause the poaching rate to multiply exponentially.

– Cathy Dean, Save the Rhino's director


William and Kate feed baby elephants and rhinos

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mucked in on a visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Kaziranga, India, today.

William and Kate smiled and chatted with rangers as they fed baby elephants and rhinos at the centre.

Earlier the pair enjoyed a jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park, where they spotted rhino, water buffalo, swamp deer and rare bird species.

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.

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