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Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India

  • Britain's Prince William waves as he arrives at Hotel Taj in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visited this iconic hotel which was one of the prime targets of the 2008 terror attacks on the city. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Britain's Prince William waves as he arrives at Hotel Taj in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visited this iconic hotel which was one of the prime targets of the 2008 terror attacks on the city. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prince William, left, along with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, talks with staff members at Hotel Taj in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The British royal couple visited this iconic hotel which was one of the prime targets of the 2008 terror attacks on the city. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Britain's Prince William, left, along with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, talks with staff members at Hotel Taj in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The British royal couple visited this iconic hotel which was one of the prime targets of the 2008 terror attacks on the city. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prince William, left, along with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to staff members at Hotel Taj in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The British royal couple visited this iconic hotel which was one of the prime targets of the 2008 terror attacks on the city. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Britain's Prince William, left, along with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to staff members at Hotel Taj in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The British royal couple visited this iconic hotel which was one of the prime targets of the 2008 terror attacks on the city. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)  (The Associated Press)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun a weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, their second major trip representing the British crown and their first royal tour in almost two years.

Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, began their first engagement in India by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbai's iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed.

Crowds gathered outside the hotel to catch a glimpse of the couple.

During their trip, William and Kate will hold meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conservation groups, and will visit the Taj Mahal.

The royal couple will also visit India's neighbor Bhutan at the invitation of the Bhutanese king.