British royals bat in Mumbai for destitute Indian kids

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 4:10 PM

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton flew into India'south financial capital and met children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep - three non-governmental organisations that work with children.

Britain'south Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played a charity cricket match with underprivileged children in Mumbai on Sunday, the first day of a week-long tour of India that'll comprise a ride to the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton flew into India'south financial capital and met children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep - three non-governmental organisations that work with children.

They took an open-top bus tour and played a cricket match with a team from a local cricket school and kids backed by the three charities.

Kate, in sunglasses and a red, white and blue summer dress, faced a few deliveries from Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. She struck one ball only to be caught out, leading to a lively exchange between William and the fielders.

The royal couple, travelling without children George and Charlotte, were due to attend a Bollywood-inspired charity gala on Sun night amid speculation that Kate may show up in a sari from a top Indian fashion designer.

William and Kate'south tour takes in New Delhi, where they'll lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a wildlife park in Assam famed for its one-horned rhinos, and Bhutan.

Their tour ends back in India following Saturday at the Taj Mahal, revisiting the scene of a solo - and much photographed - visit in one thousand nine hundred ninety-second by William'south mother, the late Princess Diana, to the monument to love.

(Reporting by Danish Siddiqui; Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Stephen Powell)

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