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 the visit, William and Kate were blindfolded and learnt how to type in Braille. Can you guess which word they chose to type? George. Awww.
The Duke and Duchess made their way around the event, taking the time to chat with young entrepreneurs and learning about their various innovations. During their visit, the couple learned about a project called Startup India, a campaign to encourage new business and discussed how the UK can work with Indian businesses to achieve these goals.
In addition, William took to the stage to officially launch the Tech Rocketship Awards.
The awards are supported by UK Trade & Investment, who wish to find some of India’s best and brightest talent in technology start-ups and encourage them to expand into the UK. Ten entrepreneurs will win a trip to the UK and be “provided with the best of British expertise and access to capital so that they can launch themselves in the UK, as a springboard for further global growth.”
Next, William and Kate left Mumbai on a plane and headed to New Delhi, India’s capital city. Their first port of call was the India Gate, where they laid a wreath to remember the country’s war dead and pay their respects to India’s Armed Forces.
Next, the pair visited the Old Birla House, where India’s founding father Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life before being assassinated in 1948.
The house is now a museum, known as “Gandhi Smriti” (translates as “Gandhi Memory”). William and Kate scattered rose petals in memory of Gandhi and received a private tour of the museum and its grounds, including a spot in the garden where Gandhi regularly prayed. They were also shown a large bronze statue that represents hope and peace before meeting with local schoolchildren.
Kate wore three new pieces for today’s events (at least, new to us, the public!)
Her ivory midi dress is by British designer Emilia Wickstead. It’s made from wool-crepe and lined with silk. The garment features two faux breast pockets and a full skirt.
The dress retailed for £1,760 (approximately $2516 USD) at The Outnet before going on sale for £704 ($1,006 USD). The dress was also available at Moda Operandi for $1,525. It is sold out at both retailers.
Kate carried a Mulberry Bayswater clutch bag.
This is the third she owns! Please note that the picture below is just an illustration, she appears to be carrying a suede version of the bag: