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Prince Charles turns 71; spends birthday with Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, Katy Perry in Mumbai

The Indian business leaders discussed sustainable market initiatives with the British royal.

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Updated: Nov 15, 2019, 04.44 PM IST
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Bigwigs of India Inc and Katy Perry celebrate Prince Charles's 71st birthday in Mumbai.
Bigwigs of India Inc and Katy Perry celebrate Prince Charles's 71st birthday in Mumbai.
NEW DELHI: Charles, Prince of Wales, turned 71 on Thursday in Mumbai, and it was a high-profile affair.

The Duke of Cornwall celebrated his birthday with the who's who of the India's business world. And, to top it all, pop singer Katy Perry - who is in the Maximum City for her performance at a music festival - spent some quality time with the British royal.

The the 35-year-old singer, who returned to India after seven years, penned a sweet birthday note for the royal on social media. Clad in a floral light blue dress and sharing a picture with Charles, Perry said that she met with 'many brilliant Indian minds' at the meeting of the British Asian Trust Advisory Council.


On the second day of his two-day visit to India, Prince Charles spoke with Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus, Ratan Tata, at the British Asian Trust meeting to discuss sustainability, climate change and other solutions to protect the environment.


Charles, who is first in the line of succession to the British throne, also met Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Serum Institute of India's Executive Director Adar Poonawalla after a meeting.

Prince Charles (C) poses with singer Katy Perry (2L), Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani (L) and Serum Institute of India's Executive Director Adar Poonawalla (R) at a meeting of the British Asian Trust Advisory Council in Mumbai.
Prince Charles (C) poses with singer Katy Perry (2L), Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani (L) and Serum Institute of India's Executive Director Adar Poonawalla (R) at a meeting of the British Asian Trust Advisory Council in Mumbai.

Billionaire Poonawala's wife and Chairperson of Villoo Poonawalla Foundation, Natasha, also took to social media to share a picture with Charles and Perry. She describes the 'Roar' singer a a firework, and admired 'his royal highness' for his commitment in strengthening British-Indian ties during his 10th official visit to the country. She confirmed that global challenges like sustainability and climate change were the crucial points of discussion at the meeting.


Meanwhile, Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Group, was also a part of the meet. He shared a picture with Charles on Twitter and wrote, "There is something so regal and a mystique about the Royal Family."


After the round-table conference with Indian business leaders on sustainable market initiatives, the British royalty celebrated his birthday with school children at the iconic Taj Mahal hotel. He cut the birthday cake at a simple function as more than 20 school children surrounded him.


During his royal tour, the Prince visited Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Indian Meteorological Department in Delhi on Wednesday.

He will also present a Commonwealth 'Points of Light' award to an Indian winner for her exemplary contribution to the field of social development that involves upliftment of disabled children, family counseling and therapy sessions, a British High Commission statement said.

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