Indian interest at royal wedding of William and Kate

Friday, 29 April 2011, 07:22 Hrs   |    9 Comments
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Indian interest at royal wedding of William and Kate
New Delhi: The much awaited royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is generating interest in India with various hotels, honeymoon travel agencies, airlines, television channels and cafes gearing up for the event today.

Jaipur and Jodhpur, tourist places of Rajasthan, figure among top royal honeymoon destinations for Prince William and Kate Middleton picked in a recent survey by a team of hotel experts.

Experts at hotels.com, a leading provider of hotel accommodation worldwide has set out scouring and researching the globe for places befitting the royal couple.

Umaid Bhawan Palace (Jodhpur) and Rambagh Palace (Jaipur) figure among the top seven dream destinations that would probably be picked by Prince William and Kate Middleton to spend the first few weeks of their new life together according to information by hotels.com.

El Careyes Beach Resort (Jalisco, Mexico), Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa (Bora Bora, French Polynesia), Mount Errigal Hotel (County Donegal, Ireland) and Conrad Hotel, Rangali Island- (The Maldives) make up the rest of the list.

Animal rights organisation PETA India has sent the royal couple traditional Indian wedding sari made of luxurious faux silk and a faux silk sherwani to William. The garments are being called ahimsa garments because no animals, not even the tiniest of insects, were harmed in its production, says the animal rights body.

"All animals, from cows to silkworms, share the will to live and be pain-free", says PETA India's chief functionary Poorva Joshipura. "With all the beautiful cruelty-free materials available, everyone can have a wardrobe that's fit for royalty without hurting anyone."

With the gothic structure of Westminster Abbey being decked up as the venue for the royal nuptials, TLC, the travel and lifestyle channel of the Discovery Network, has already dedicated a week of special programmes.

"Providing an intimate look at the royals through exclusive and archived footage as well as interviews with family, close friends and passionate royal enthusiasts, Royal Wedding Week features six special premiere programmes," says company officials.

The week-long visual celebrations that began on April 24 will culminate in a TLC exclusive, where the live telecast of the wedding will be hosted by Clinton Kelly of "What Not To Wear," Randy Fenoli of "Say Yes to the Dress," and Amanda Byram who will share their perspectives on the momentous occasion with their viewers around the world.

Also, the "Royal Wedding" is coming as a blessing in disguise for the hundreds of those who plan to travel Virgin Atlantic, today.

The airlines plans to hold onboard street parties for passengers flying on the day of the wedding.

"Flights departing from the UK on the 29th April heading to the USA and the Caribbean will be transformed into a traditional UK street party to ensure passengers don't miss out on royal wedding fun," says the airlines.

After the cricket World Cup, cafes like Hyatt Regency Cafe in the national capital have once again cleared the dust on their LEDs, as they put it up for the live telecast of the wedding.

In the celebration, the cafe plans to organise a traditional English hi-tea along with a buffet by their expert chefs to accompany the live screening of the highly awaited wedding.

Apart from the savouries, freshly baked scones, jam and cream and a selection of cakes and slices are also being prepared to mark the ocassion.
Source: PTI
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