|The Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge is preparing for India and Bhutan visit that will start on April 10. That is, the Duchess is preparing an extensive wardrobe for India-Bhutan visit that will last for 6 days.|
|The royal couple's itinerary includes a range of high profile events, including an evening with A-list Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan at a charity gala, meetings with local NGOs and children's charities; a visit to a slum; a hike to a mountain top monastery and a visit to the Taj Mahal.|
|Besides preparing for her six-hour trek to Tiger's Nest monastery in Bhutan--from which Kate has packed a heavy-duty pair of boots--the Duchess is expected to take along 12 to 15 different outfits for the six days of official visits. These dresses include daytime dresses as well as evening gowns, according to The Telegraph.|
|The royal couple's tour is scheduled to start in Mumbai on April 10, from where the Duke and Duchess will travel to New Delhi, then on to Kaziranga National Park and Thimphu, capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, and finally, the Taj Mahal.|
"She is in charge of it herself and takes an interest in paying tribute to the host country with nods to their culture and local style on at least a few of the engagements," a royal source told The Telegraph. "The important factor on this tour is the heat, so that's an issue that plays a big part in the choice of outfits."
|Just a few days after it was announced that the royal couple is scheduled to visit India, Kate Middleton wore a dress by renowned Indian fashion designer Saloni Lodha for a function in London. So, we guess it's safe to assume that the Duchess would be relying on the designer's genius when on her India tour too!|
But whilst the Duchess is likely to have spent months talking with designers about commissioning pieces which nod to the host nations, she will also have shopped for pieces online. "It's very much a process that she leads, though she does have some help from her staff when it comes to sourcing outfits," the royal source added.
|The Duchess' personal assistant, Natasha Archer, will accompany her on the royal tour, as will her hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, reports The Telegraph.|
|The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's itinerary for the royal tour of India and Bhutan.|
Day one: April 10
* Wreath laying at Taj Hotel, scene of Mumbai terror attacks
* Visit to Oval Maidan ground for children's cricket match and meeting with local children.
* Visit to ancient Banganga Water Tank in the upmarket Malabar Hill area.
* Dinner and reception with Bollywood stars and figures from the business world.
Day two: April 11
* Meeting with aspiring young entrepreneurs at a GREAT campaign event.
* Wreath laying at war memorial India Gate in New Delhi.
* Tour of the Gandhi Smriti museum at Old Birla House.
* Garden party celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday, where William will make a speech.
Day three: April 12
* Engagement with charity supporting vulnerable young people in New Delhi.
* Meeting with senior government leader. Private meeting with NGOs working in New Delhi.
* Observing dance and musical performances celebrating Assamese New Year.
Day four: April 13
* Game drive at Kaziranga National Park.
* Visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation.
* Visit to the Kaziranga Discovery Centre built by Mark Shand's charity, Elephant Family.
* Completion of on an elephant sculpture to mark a 'call for artists' for India's elephant parade.
Day five: April 14
* Arrival in Bhutan for welcome by senior state representatives.
* Chipdrel traditional welcome procession in Thimphu Dzong.
* Private audience with King and Queen of Bhutan and visit to temple.
* Visit to Thimphu's open-air archery venue to observe traditional games.
* Private dinner with The King and Queen at Lingkana Palace.
Day six: April 15
* Hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest monastery.
* Reception for British nationals in Bhutan and Bhutanese people with strong links to the UK.
Day six: April 16
* Flight to Agra, India, the home of the Taj Mahal.
* Visit to Taj Mahal to mark conclusion of the tour.