Kate and William’s charity reception hosted at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace


The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was the venue for a star-studded charity reception, hosted by the Duke and

Duchess of Cambridge, on Sunday 10 April. The reception aimed to raise funds for partner organizations of

the British Asian Trust who work with disadvantaged communities in Mumbai and across India.

The reception saw the crème de la crème of Mumbai’s film, sport and business society come together at the

hotel for a glittering evening with the Royal couple to raise funds for organizations including Childline India,

Magic Bus and Door Step School, India. The entertainment was arranged to provide a true Indian flavour for

their royal highnesses on their first visit to India, and included a dance performance and a fashion show.

Mr Rakesh Sarna, MD & CEO, Indian Hotels Company Ltd. said, “As custodians of Indian hospitality, we are

honored to partner with the British Asian Trust in this noble cause. For over a century, we have endeavored

to uphold the belief of our founder, Jamsetji Tata, that the 'purpose of business' is rooted in the

advancement of the society in which it operates. We share a common ethos with the British Asian Trust in

envisioning a better tomorrow and are glad to support Their Royal Highnesses in their commitment to raising

funds for making a difference to the community. Our sincere thanks to all friessnds, patrons, partners and

ambassadors who are helping to support and raise awareness to positively impact our society.”

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