The Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla celebrated Prince Charles 65th
birthday at Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kerala.
Close to 30 cottages had been booked for the couple and their entourage, and the royal couple stayed at the regal Presidential Suite of the resort. “It’s an honour to have the Royal family with us and every arrangement had been done to ensure they have a memorable stay with us,” said Paul P John, the Chairman and Managing Director of Kumarakom Lake Resort.
Kerala’s Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy and Chief Secretary also arrived at the resort to wish the Prince.
The four day-visit is expected to boost tourist arrivals figures to the state, especially from key source markets like United Kingdom.
“The decision of Prince Charles to choose Kerala for celebrating his birthday is significant as the state, a top tourist destination in the world, receives the biggest number of arrivals from Britain,” said P Anil Kumar, Kerala’s Minister of Tourism.
“The visit by the British royal couple will leave a lasting effect on the state’s ever growing international reputation among both domestic and international travellers,” said Kerala’s Tourism Director S Harikishore.