The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been touring India this week. They’ve played cricket, kicked a football, tried archery and even experienced an earthquake.
A moment which has caught the eye of people online, however, is how white the Duke’s hand was after shaking that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.
Does Prince William know what he’s getting into with this handshake? Photo / Getty ImagesPrince William is gripped by Prime Minister of India Narenda Modi in New Delhi’s Hyderabad House. Photo / Getty Images
Prince William maintained Royal composure in what appeared to be a vice-like grip.
People online were quick to point out the trial faced by the Royal, as Princess Kate stood by, helpless:
Luckily for her, the Duchess of Cambridge has managed to avoid sticky situations, managing to play cricket in wedge heels and a floating dress, and fearlessly feeding a rhino by hand.
The Duchess of Cambridge feeds a baby rhino during a visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Kaziranga National Park. Photo / Getty Images
The pair have recently been in Bhutan, a Buddhist country sandwiched between India and China.
Kensington Palace said the two-day visit – a sizeable chunk of the couple’s week-long visit to Asia – was arranged at the request of the Foreign Office because: “The relationship with Bhutan is important, as it is a new democracy in an important part of the world that the UK wants to be able to have a relationship with.”
On a more personal level, the Palace spokesman said the Duke and Duchess were keen to get to know “a young king and queen with whom they will have a long relationship”.