British royals bat in Mumbai for poor Indian kids

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The Duchess of Cambridge Tries Her Hand at Cricket

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played a charity cricket match with underprivileged children in Mumbai on Sunday, the first day of a week-long tour of India that will include a trip to the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton flew into India's financial capital and met children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep - three non-governmental organisations that work with children.

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They took an open-top bus tour and played a cricket match with a team from a local cricket academy and kids backed by the three charities.

Kate, in sunglasses and a red, white and blue summer dress, faced a few deliveries from Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. She struck one ball only to be caught out, leading to a lively exchange between William and the fielders.

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MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins in with ball games during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins in with ball games during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins in with ball games during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge join a local cricket game during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins in with ball games during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in sporting activities with children children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in sporting activities with children children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in sporting activities with children children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in sporting activities with children children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge join a local cricket game during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(C)is watched by former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar as he and an unseen Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge play a game of cricket with Indian children who are beneficiaries of NGO's at The Oval Maidan in Mumbai on April 10, 2016. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits the Oval Maidan ground for children's cricket match and meeting with local children on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge play cricket during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge(L)and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speak as they play a game of cricket with Indian children who are beneficiaries of NGO's at The Oval Maidan in Mumbai on April 10, 2016. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge(C)and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(2R) speak with former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar(R)as they play a game of cricket with Indian children who are beneficiaries of NGO's at The Oval Maidan in Mumbai on April 10, 2016. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak as they meet with Indian children who are beneficiaries of NGO's at The Oval Maidan in Mumbai on April 10, 2016 / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Oval Maidan ground for children's cricket match and meeting with local children on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Sachin Tendulkar poses with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit to the Banganga community on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit to the Banganga community on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge play football games during a visit to the Banganga Water tank, where they met representatives of SMILE during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge play football during a visit to the Banganga community on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge play football games during a visit to the Banganga Water tank, where they met representatives of SMILE during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Banganga Water tank, where they met representatives of SMILE during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Banganga Water tank, where they met representatives of SMILE during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Banganga Water tank, where they met representatives of SMILE during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (centre R), Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine (C), Duchess of Cambridge, meet with Indian children who are beneficiaries of NGOs at the Oval Maidan in Mumbai on April 10, 2016. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Banganga Water tank, during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meet with Indian children who are beneficiaries of NGOs at the Oval Maidan in Mumbai on April 10, 2016. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, are garlanded as they arrive at the Banganga Water Tank in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, float flowers at the Banganga Water Tank in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, smile after they float flowers at the Banganga Water Tank in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, center in white, and his wife, the former Kate Middleton walk with officials during a charity event at the Oval Maidan in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed. (Indranil Mukherjee /Pool via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and his wife, the former Kate Middleton stand after laying a wreath on the martyrs memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed. (Mitesh Bhuvad/Pool via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and his wife, the former Kate Middleton stand after laying a wreath on the martyrs memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed. (Mitesh Bhuvad/Pool via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, second right and his wife, the former Kate Middleton interact with Rakesh Sarna, MD & CEO of Taj Mahal Palace as they arrive to lay a wreath on the martyrs memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed. (Mitesh Bhuvad/Pool via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, second right and his wife, the former Kate Middleton interact with interact with Raghu Deora, Senior Sous Chef at Taj Mahal Palace after they lay a wreath on the martyrs memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed. (Mitesh Bhuvad/Pool via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and his wife, the former Kate Middleton lay a wreath on the martyrs memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. The royal couple began their weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, by laying a wreath at a memorial Sunday at Mumbaiâs iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where 31 victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were killed. (Mitesh Bhuvad/Pool via AP)
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The royal couple, travelling without children George and Charlotte, were due to attend a Bollywood-inspired charity gala on Sunday night amid speculation that Kate may appear in a sari from a top Indian fashion designer.

William and Kate's tour takes in New Delhi, where they will lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a wildlife park in Assam famed for its one-horned rhinos, and Bhutan.

Their tour ends back in India next Saturday at the Taj Mahal, revisiting the scene of a solo - and much photographed - visit in 1992 by William's mother, the late Princess Diana, to the monument to love.

(Reporting by Danish Siddiqui; Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Stephen Powell)

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She's got the pregnancy glow! Just after her 33rd birthday in early January, the Duchess of Cambridge, headed to coffee at Family Friends, in Kensington, London and looked lovely in a pastel blue coat. (AP Photo/Geoff Pugh, Pool)
Less than 4 months before her daughter was due, Kate was still making apperances! She looked bright and happy in a periwinkle coat at the Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in February. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Tickled pink! The Duchess' baby belly was really starting to show by the end of March and she was all smiled as she and Prince William headed to the XLP Mobile recording Studio on March 27. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Water for the Duchess! Prince William imbibed in a bew on St. Patrick's Day at the parade at  Mons Barracks, while pregnant Catherine enjoyed a glass of water. The two soon-to-be parents couldn't stop smiling (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Three's a crowd! Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William got gussied up to attend a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan and as usual the trio looked happy to hang out together. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Kate looked right at home working with a student during a school visit two months before her second child was due!  How much do you love that dalmatian-like dress? 

(Photo credit should read SUZANNE PLUNKETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Pretty in pink! Kate looked lovelier than ever as she and her husband attended the Observance for Commonwealth Day Service At Westminster Abbey. How fabulous do her growing baby belly look? (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Welcome to the world, Princess Charlotte! The proud parents showed off their brand new bundle of joy on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015. Kate was absolutely glowing in a yellow dress while little Charlotte was swaddled in a gorgeous white blanket. (Photo credit: Paul Treadway / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

While Kate and Charlotte were the stars of May 2, Prince William and Prince George were quite the men of the hour as they waved to the crowds of well-wishers at St. Mary's Hospital. Prince George was reportedly very excited about meeting his new baby sister. 

Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

One month after Princess Charlotte's arrival, the royal family was back in action attending royal events. First stop was viewing the fly-past during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour -- and Prince George nearly stole the show with his cuteness. He was clearly excited to see the airplanes. 

Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Mommy duty! Prince George turned into quite the precocious toddler over the year and Kate clearly has her hands full with him. The happy royal took her cutie to watch a charity polo match and enjoy a little mommy-son time. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
All smiles at her royal duties! Kate looked cozy and coastal in a striped shirt and pullover during a visit to The America's Cup World Series on July 26, 2015 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Having two tots under one roof likely was a big change for the royal couple, but they looked happier than ever during a date to Wimbledon in July. We can't get enough of how happy they always look together. 

(Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Family of four! Prince William, Kate and Prince George escorted baby Charlotte to her christening. Kate was the essence of glamour in an all-white ensemble to match her daughter, but it was George's adorable ensemble that had us all talking. His proud pop wore the same outfit nearly 30 years prior. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP)
Christening Day. Kate cooed over her beautiful baby girl as they arrived at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England for Charlotte's Christening on July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
The faces say it all! Harry, Kate and Will couldn't contain their emotion during the England v Wales match during the Rugby World Cup 2015 on September 26, 2015 at Twickenham Stadium. The trio always seem like they have a blast together. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Haircut! Kate showed off her brand new bangs in early September and set many royal watchers running to the hair salon to replicate the bouncy and modern look. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Fashion forward Kate didn't miss a step at the 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner in an Erdem floral gown. You'd never guess the gorgeous royal gave birth only six months prior based on this look. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Date night! Kate and Will showed off their glam side to attend the premiere of the latest Bond flick "Spectre." As usual, Kate dressed to impress in a powder blue gown from Jenny Packham.

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Always up for adventure, Kate didn't skip a beat when she was asked to rappel down a mountainside at an outdoor education center. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
In November, the world was rocked by terrorist attacks at Paris, and Kate took time away from her schedule to sign a book of condolences for the victims of the attack. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
The same week, she and William attended the Annual Festival of Remembrance on November 7, 2015. Kate looked respectful in a black, lace dress with a red poppy. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine scored major style points when she attended the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on December 8, 2015, wearing one of Princess Diana's favorite tiaras. The subtle nod to her would-have-been mother-in-law has continued to make Middleton one of the most beloved royals in recent history. We have to admit, we're big fans of Kate too.  (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Life of the party! Kate kept a sweet beat on the drums as the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party and couldn't help but smile and clap along. Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Another haircut switcheroo! Just in time for the holidays, Kate chopped off her signature long locks in favor of a below-the-shoulder 'do. Many royal-watchers joked that stole the cut from her mom, Carole, who also has impeccable taste.  (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The royals celebrated Christmas with their annual tradition of attending a  Christmas Day church service at Sandringham. Kate looked festive in a pine green coat and color-coordinated dress and hat. (Chris Jackson via Getty Images)

Kensington Palace released a series of sweet snaps of the family of four just in time to end the year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, looked happier than ever together. (Photo via Chris Jelf/PA Wire)

Princess Charlotte was by far one of the biggest highlights of Kate's 33rd year. Her daughter looks almost exactly like her with her fair skin an dark hair.  (Photo by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)

A handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The photograph was taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, the couple's home. It perfectly sums up Kate's year in photos. (Photo via Duchess of Cambridge/PA Archive)

To cap off her record year, Kate snapped this adorable photo of her son, Prince George, headed off to his first day of school. The little prince is attending Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk and it's clear that Kate is one proud mom. (Photo via Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire)

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