The Prime Minister received the royals at Hyderabad House where they posed for official photos.
Many will recall the Prime Minister paid a visit to the UK last November, where Her Majesty hosted a luncheon in his honour at Buckingham Palace. It was a nice opportunity for him to personally welcome the Queen's grandson and his wife today.
Ahead of the luncheon, external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said that "engagement with the British Royal family was an integral component of India-Britain relations. The visit of the Duke and Duchess was "reflective of the high-level engagement between India and UK and demonstrates the accelerated momentum of the relationship after the Prime Minister's very successful visit to the United Kingdom in November 2015".
A look at Hyderabad House.
Actor and teacher Anupam Kher shared a photo of the invitation via Twitter.
The Duke and Duchess the visitors book.
William and Kate met with women's rights advocates to hear about a range of issues affecting girls in the country. The meeting was convened at William's personal request because he wanted to hear directly from women who work to support other females. He also wanted to get a sense of the work being done to help young women achieve their full potential and for men to become more supportive of the women and girls in their lives.
More from the official press release:
'Their Royal Highnesses met acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and heard about her inspirational campaign ‘Stop Acid Attacks’. Laxmi was attacked at 15 by a 32 year old man after she rejected his marriage proposal. She explained her decision to stop covering her face in order to encourage other victims not to hide and also spoke of her successful fight for tougher legal restrictions on the sale of acid. The Duke thanked her for her bravery. Laxmi is now a TV host, and director of the Chhanve Foundation, a NGO dedicated to help survivors of acid attacks in India.'
William and Kate met survivors of abuse, and with journalist Soumya Menon who spoke about the role of the media. She explained that the media can help women to tell their own stories and shine a light on the unique circumstances faced by individual women. She discussed her strong belief in continuing support and empowerment for women who are brave enough to speak up. William and Kate heard about a range of initiatives provided through organisations and government programmes.
From there, William and Kate took a flight to Assam where they received an incredibly warm ceremonial welcome upon arrival. Surrounded by the beat of drums and traditional Assamese dancers, the royals were greeted by the chief minister of Assam state, Tarun Gogoi, and his wife, Dolly, who presented them with 'gamochas' – or traditional hand-woven scarves – which are reserved for special guests in Assamese culture. Kensington Palace tweeted: "Wow, what a welcome."
The couple's staff were photographed carrying luggage. Below we see Kate's hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker and assistant Natasha Archer. Many will notice Natasha is carrying the Longchamp Le Pliage bag in green; Kate's had one in navy for years.
The Duchess looked elegant in the jade Temperley London Desdemona dress from the Autumn 2016 Collection.
The lace dress is crafted into an ultra-feminine silhouette from beautiful jade vintage-inspired lace reminiscent of traditional Spanish folk costume. The £795 dress is available for pre-order on the Temperley London website (with thanks to Kate's Closet).
More from the product description:
'With a high mock neck, fitted waist and fluted midi hem accentuated with cotton voile pleats, this lace dress exudes the alluring bohemian vibe that runs through the collection.'
A closer look at the lace.
The dress also comes in white. It's available for pre-order at Moda Operandi.
Kate carried her L.K. Bennett Natalie clutch.
Anna identified Kate's earrings as a pair by her go-to jeweller Kiki McDonough. The brand described the earrings as "Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings". They were specially made to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte last May.
Below we see the £3,500 pair (with thanks to A Petite Princess).
Kate's new L.K. Bennett Fern pumps completed the look.
Next, William and Kate's arrival at Kaziranga National Park. We can expect fabulous photos!