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Prince William, Duchess Kate's India visit hit by terror warning

Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge's visit to India has been hit by an alert warning of a potential terrorist attack.

The royal couple will travel to the country over the weekend on a tour which will also take in Bhutan.

Ahead of their visit, editors at India Today report police in Punjab, India are looking for three suspects with weapons and explosives who may target Mumbai and Delhi, the cities the royals plan to visit.

"Their target could be in Delhi, Goa and Mumbai," a Punjab police alert said. "You are directed to take all the necessary steps in this regard.

"Especially focus on strict checking of vehicles, security of all vital installation including police buildings and defence establishments, religious places, crowded places such as market areas, malls, railway stations, railway tracks, and educational institutions."

The terror alert concerning William and Kate comes before they visit the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, which was at the centre of the 2008 terror attacks in the city which killed 164 people.

On Wednesday the couple invited Indian and Bhutanese children to their home, Kensington Palace, London ahead of the visit.

One of the guests, British-Asian model Neelam Gill told Britain's Belfast Telegraph newspaper that the couple were still looking forward to their trip.

"She told me she loves Indian food and I said she would be fine, and William said he struggles with the spices," she told the publication.

At the time of WENN going to press, officials at Kensington Palace had given no indication that the couple were set to change their touring plans.

As part of their trip, the couple will also visit India's iconic Taj Mahal monument, which served as the backdrop for one of the most famous photographs of Prince William's mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.



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