Suite spa, gold antiques set to welcome Will-Kat
MUMBAI: A suite with a spa, traditional meals on solid silver thalis and archery lessons are some of the experiences on the itinerary of Prince William and Kate Middleton as they prepare for their first visit to the subcontinent. “The royal Indian experience will begin at the entrance to their suite [at Mumbai’s iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel] — solid brass doors from a traditional Indian palace will open up onto rooms adorned in traditional Indian art, from a checkers board inlaid with Mother of Pearl to a traditional Suryavanshi sunshaped mirror, and antique gold and brass chests, lamps and pots,” said a source at the hotel. “The suite comes with a Sheesh Mahal study that has a roof shaped like a royal chhatri, studded with mirrors. A traditional jhoola or swing, and period fans, hang from the ceiling.”
The couple will begin their week-long tour of India and Bhutan on Sunday, by checking into Taj Mahal Palace hotel for one night, a move that is being seen as a show of solidarity with the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks.
Prince William (right) and his wife Kate will be on a week-long tour of India and Bhutan. They will arrive in Mumbai next Sunday.