Prince Charles gestures as his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall looks on as they leave a Mobile Creche in Mumbai (Photo: Reuters)
Prince Charles gestures as his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall looks on as they leave a Mobile Creche in Mumbai (Photo: Reuters)

The Duchess of Cornwall, who is on a nine-day visit to India along with Prince Charles, is keeping her style statement in accordance with the cultural ethos of the country.

Upon arriving in India on 6 November, Camilla opted for a two-piece dress consisting of a parallel pants and a long tunic, resembling the traditional salwar-suit outfit worn by Indian women, for her first engagement.

The 66-year-old Camilla wore the baby blue and cream ensemble for attending an Aarti ceremony at Parmarth Miketan Temple on the banks of river Ganges in Rishikesh, about 225km northeast of New Delhi, in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.

Charles and Camilla's visit to India is as much about experiencing its diverse people and cultures as it is about promoting the strong UK-India partnership.

The duchess seemed to follow the same fashion sense through the second day into her visit as she chose for similar two-piece dresses for other engagements. She donned a monochromatic beige salwar dress to visit Akshardham, one of the world's largest Hindu temples in New Delhi, on the second day of her tour, and wore another pink and white salwar suit for visiting a Mobile Creche in Mumbai on the third day.

Prince Charles and Camilla pose in front of the Hindu temple Akshardham during their visit to the temple in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)
Camilla wore an Indian outfit to the temple in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)
Camilla wore an Indian outfit to the temple in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)
Camilla wore salwar suit-styled dress to visit a Mobile Creche in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)
Camilla wore salwar suit-styled dress to visit a Mobile Creche in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)
Prince Charles shakes hands with India's President Mukherjee before their meeting in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)
Prince Charles shakes hands with India's President Mukherjee before their meeting in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)
Camilla in blue and white Indian dress. (Photo: Reuters)
Camilla in blue and white Indian dress. (Photo: Reuters)

The Duchess will be carrying out a number of solo engagements focusing on her interests of literacy, osteoporosis and equestrianism while in India. This is her fourth visit to the country along with Prince Charles.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall end their India tour on 14 November, the 65th birthday of Prince Charles, and move on to Sri Lanka where the prince will represent the Queen at the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo.