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India & Bhutan Tour 2016

Feeding baby elephants… drawing pictures with Indian children… trekking up to ancient monasteries…. posing next to iconic landmarks!  The 2016 Royal Tour of India and Bhutan had it all…

William and Kate's Royal Tour of India and Bhutan 2016

Relive every minute of it (and every outfit) by clicking any of the links below!

Kate wears blue & white embroidered dress for Taj Mahal visit

William and Kate arrived back in India today after spending a few days in Bhutan.  There was no arrival ceremony on the tarmac at Agra.  Instead, the couple went for lunch at the Oberoi hotel. At approximately 3.40pm local time, the couple arrived at the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum built in the 1600s. It’s … [Read more...]

Kate rewears white broderie anglaise suit to leave Bhutan

On the final day of the Royal Tour, William and Kate departed from Paro Aiport in Bhutan before travelling to Agra in India, to visit the Taj Mahal. To leave the beautiful mountain kingdom, Kate wore her Broderie Anglaise suit by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Kate first wore the suit on the second day of the 2012 Royal Tour, … [Read more...]

Kate wears red poppy dress from Beulah London for Thimphu reception

On day six of the Royal Tour of India and Bhutan, William and Kate spent the morning trekking up to the “Tiger’s Nest” monastery in the Himalayan mountains.  After, the couple headed back to Thimpu for a reception at the Taj Tashi hotel (yes, it is owned by the same chain as the Taj Mahal Palace hotel the couple stayed in during their visit to … [Read more...]

Kate opts for Jaeger shirt & Penelope Chilvers boots on three hour hike!

William and Kate kicked off day six of the tour with an early morning hike in the Himalayas to the Taktsang Palphug Monastery, also known Paro Taktsang and commonly referred to as the 'Tiger’s Nest' monastery'. Psst... You can read all of my previous tour coverage here! Tiger’s Nest is a fascinating place with a long history, as it dates … [Read more...]

Kate wears Tory Burch dress for dinner with the King and Queen of Bhutan

After an eventful afternoon watching traditional games, William and Kate met with the Bhutanese King and Queen for a private dinner with the King and Queen at Lingkana Palace. (See all previous tour coverage here). http://gty.im/521151274 A video from the evening: https://twitter.com/_mio/status/720620440733900800 Kate’s … [Read more...]

Kate wears traditional-inspired outfit for afternoon in Thimphu

After landing in Bhutan, William and Kate travelled to the Thimphu Dzong (a Buddhist temple) and were received by King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema. The royal couple were formally welcomed with a traditional Bhutanese ceremony, called … [Read more...]

Kate wears gold coat dress for Bhutan arrival

This morning, William and Kate bid farewell to India as they travelled over to Bhutan for the next leg of the Royal Tour. (Catch up with all our tour coverage so far by clicking here). We have just a blurry photos of Kate on the tarmac at Guwahati airport in Assam, India, with thanks to Victoria Murphy of The Mirror: As you can see, … [Read more...]

Kate changes into Topshop dress to feed baby elephants

As mentioned in our previous article, William and Kate spent the morning on Safari at the Kaziranga National Park and chatting with park rangers about poaching. After a quick outfit change, they went to visit Pan Bari, a rural village on the edge of the National Park. “The Duke and Duchess met families and saw a variety of crops which … [Read more...]

Kate opts for casual chic on Safari

William and Kate kicked off the fourth day of the Royal Tour with an open-air drive around the Kaziranga National Park.  (See all previous coverage here). The royal couple spotted rhino, water buffalo, swamp deer and a number of bird species. “Apart from a few roll bars on the jeep and a – hopefully – crack shot park ranger, there was … [Read more...]

Kate changes into Anna Sui dress for Kaziranga National Park visit

After spending the afternoon lunching with the Indian PM and meeting inspirational women in New Delhi (read about it here), William and Kate visited the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the state of Assam. Their visit coincided with the Bohag Bihu festival, the celebration of the Assamese New Year: “[The festival] … [Read more...]

Kate changes into a teal dress by Temperley London for afternoon events in New Delhi

After meeting with children at the Salaam Baalak Trust this morning, Kate changed into a teal dress by Temperley London for the afternoon’s events. First, William and Kate met and had lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The couple then met with a group of Indian women to hear about a range … [Read more...]

Kate wears £50 dress from British high street brand Glamorous for charity visit in New Delhi

Catch up: All tour posts so far Day three of the Royal Tour begin with a visit to the Salaam Baalak Trust in New Delhi this morning. "The Duke and Duchess first visited the Trust’s Contact Centre near New Delhi Railway Station, where they heard that up to 1200-1500 children arrive into the capital on trains each year and often travelling … [Read more...]

Kate wears Alice Temperley to reception celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday in New Delhi

Catch up: Day one of the Royal Tour Day two (morning & afternoon) After an eventful morning full of events between the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, William and Kate attended a garden party at the residence of the British High Commissioner. The swanky reception hosted over 1,500 guests from Delhi’s business, politics, and diplomatic … [Read more...]

Kate opts for Emilia Wickstead as she bids farewell to Mumbai and visits New Delhi

Read about day one of the Royal Tour  here. Day two of the Royal Tour kicked off with a visit to The Social, a bar, restaurant and collaborative workspace in Mumbai. William and Kate toured the space and met with young entrepreneurs from the local area.  They were given demonstrations of various start-up ideas and enterprises. During … [Read more...]

Kate wears royal blue Jenny Packham dress for glittering gala dinner

From Earlier:  1) Arrival in Mumbai and wreath laying 2) Oval Maidan & Banganga Water Tank This evening, William and Kate rubbed shoulders with Bollywood royalty at a glittering reception and dinner, held to celebrate Mumbai’s film and creative industries. The Taj Palace Hotel and hosted the reception in their Crystal dining room, … [Read more...]

Kate wears local designer for visit to the Oval Maidan recreational ground & Banganga Water Tank

Did you read about William and Kate arriving in Mumbai and laying a wreath at the Taj Palace Hotel? If not, click here. This afternoon (local time), William and Kate visited the Oval Maidan recreational ground in South Mumbai. It’s a famous public park that is home to multiple cricket pitches. At the Oval Maidan, William and Kate met with … [Read more...]

William and Kate land in Mumbai & pay their respects at the Taj Palace Hotel

The Royal Tour kicked off in Mumbai, India today.  William and Kate landed in the city at around 10:30am local time.  Their commercial flight was early, putting them around 20 - 30 minutes ahead of schedule.   They arrived at the Taj Palace Hotel at midday (local time). Both William and Kate will stay at the Taj Palace Hotel during their … [Read more...]

The inside scoop on Kate’s clothing choices for this tour & update to the itinerary

I am SO excited for the tour, which officially kicks off tomorrow.  According to Kensington Palace, William and Kate will board their flight tonight and arrive in Mumbai tomorrow morning. Anna from My Small Obsessions checked outbound flights from Heathrow and believes the couple will arrive in Mumbai tomorrow at 11:10am local time. So, … [Read more...]

William & Kate meet with young people from India & Bhutan

Yesterday evening (Wednesday, April 6th) William and Kate attended a reception at Kensington Palace.  The couple met with people from Bhutan and India ahead of the upcoming Royal Tour. During the reception, William and Kate spoke with students and workers from both countries who live in the UK.  They learnt more about the two countries ahead … [Read more...]

India and Bhutan Royal Tour 2016 Itinerary

Looking for a list of Kate's outfits in India/Bhutan? Click here to view. This week, Kensington Palace announced further details about William and Kate’s upcoming tour of India and Bhutan. The tour kicks off a week today, Sunday 10th April. You can read the full press release here, but I thought I’d provide a summary for you: Saturday 9th … [Read more...]

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