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Prince Charles to celebrate his 71st birthday in wellness centre in Bengaluru

Britain's Prince Charles does 'sewa' as he helps prepare chapattis in the 'langar' or community kitchen area, during his visit to Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi.

Britain's Prince Charles does 'sewa' as he helps prepare chapattis in the 'langar' or community kitchen area, during his visit to Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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The Prince of Wales will join his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who has already arrived in the City on November 11

Prince Charles, who is in India on his 10th official visit to celebrate British-Indian ties, will celebrate his 71st birthday at a wellness centre in Bengaluru.

The Prince of Wales will join his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who has already arrived in the City on November 11 for a week-long rejuvenation therapy at Soukya International Holistic Health Centre, Whitefield.

Ms. Camilla arrived here with five others, including members of the royal family. The royal couple will spend the birthday in a low-key fashion just by themselves followed by a private dinner.

Under the care of holistic health practitioner Issac Mathai, who has been a consultant to the royal family for several years now, Ms. Camilla is undergoing therapy at Soukya. While this is her sixth visit to the centre, Prince Charles is visiting Soukya for the first time. She is staying at the royal presidential suite at the centre and is on a South Indian diet comprising vegetarian organic food. The couple is said to be fond of idly, dosa and organic soups.

Sources said the royal couple has chosen Soukya to celebrate the Prince’s birthday because of his sustainability philosophy in organic farming and eco-friendly practices. “His main interest is in integrative medicine and he is also patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy in UK. Last year, Prince Charles along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated an AYUSH centre in London. So spending his birthday in Soukya, a holistic healthcare centre, befits the occasion. The couple will stay in the city till November 16,” sources said.

The Duchess had visited Bengaluru in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 during September-November and had undergone various therapies. The Duchess, who was fighting a chest infection before she landed in Bengaluru, has recuperated and is doing fine now, said sources.

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