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Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, were wrapping up their trip to India on Thursday by paying respects at a war memorial and meeting with schoolchildren in New Delhi.

Charles and Camilla paid their respects to India’s armed forces by laying a wreath and observing a two-minute silence at the national war memorial at the India Gate in the heart of Delhi.

Many Indians had fought alongside the British during both world wars, when India was part of the British Empire.

The British royals wore marigolds, which hold a significant place in Indian culture, as well as remembrance poppies to commemorate the fallen, according to the Clarence House.

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Charles later interacted with children from a British-funded school at the British Council, after smog had forced a change of venue, media reports said.

Camilla also met with female drivers from the Women on Wheels programme, which helped women become professional drivers through training and placement, earning their livelihoods with dignity.

Charles and Camilla were in Delhi on the last stop of an 11-day Asian tour that also took them to Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

The British royal couple had arrived in the smog-choked Indian Capital on Wednesday and met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as attended a number of functions, despite the high pollution levels.

The royal couple has a few more engagements in the city on Thursday, after which they are expected to fly back to Britain.

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