Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Royal Tour India: Day 4

Despite a minor shakeup courtesy of earthquake tremors, Day 4 was yet another successful day of positive public relations on behalf of HM. The Cambridges started the day off early with a jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park. As a personal aside, while I saw plenty of gorgeous tigers on one occasion at Bandipur, I also took an early morning safari at Ranthambore and saw nary a tiger. The objective of the Cambridges excursion was to see rhinos, and that mission was successfully accomplished; which is a relief because in these wild preserves one never knows if the animals will be out and about or not! Kate wisely went High Street with Zara jeans, and also brought out her trusty Sebago Balas (which many of you will recall from their debut on TRH Canada tour).
Photos: daily mail/daily express/anuwar hazarika-barcroftindia/getty/reuters

HRH later changed from her safari outfit into a printed midi dress by Topshop. Her print game has certainly been strong on this tour! The dress is described as "boho-chic" which is a term often applied to fabrics and designs with a vaguely Indian quality about them. In this case that would be courtesy of the embroidery. I think you could  even get away with adding a pair of chudidaar pants with this kameez-like dress. It's all about the options, right?
Photo: @chrisjack_getty

TRH put the finishing touches on an elephant for the Elephant Family's elephant parade project. They also had the opportunity to feed animals at the Panbari Reserve (awwww!!). I don't know enough about the issue, so we won't get into the controversy of the Royal Family's fondness for hunting and their environmental conservation efforts.
Photos: @kensingtonroyal/PA/@elliotwagland
The day's scheduled activities also included a leisurely stroll through tea gardens and opportunities for the Cambridges to meet enthusiastic locals. The HRH Duchess Kate blog has some excellent photos of the Duchess interacting with local residents.
Photo: daily mail

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