Prince Charles and his 'Mehbooba', the Duchess of Cornwall's India Tour

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In November 2013, the Prince of Wales proved himself an old romantic on day four of a nine-day royal tour to India.

At a charity dinner attended by India’s who’s who, he introduced his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, as his Mehbooba, an Indian term of endearment, translated as his love or his beloved.

“My wife, or as I was taught in London recently by the wonderful Indian diaspora community, my Mehbooba and I, are absolutely delighted to be here in Mumbai.”

The show of devotion was well received by an audience at the Trident Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai that included Bollywood’s biggest stars as well as stars from Indian cricket and the country’s richest industrialists.

The Prince continued with his charm by telling the guests of his fondness of India. He made it a point to mention that he shared his birthday with Pandit Nehru, India’s first prime minister, and that Sandringham, one of the Queen’s country houses, was so full of Indian antiques and artefacts that it was enough “to start a small war”.

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