Prince Charles Visits Temple for Holi But Shies Away From Colour

March 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sindh Today

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles visited a massive temple in northwest London Wednesday to celebrate Holi with all the colour, music and dance of the festival, but were spared being doused in colour themselves.

The royal couple visited the Swaminarayan temple in Neasden, where they saw children throw coloured powder and water at each other.

Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne, and his wife watched about a dozen students dressed in white robes splattering each other with brightly coloured dyes and waters as Indian music was played.

The celebration was held in the nearby Neasden school’s sports hall in front of hundreds of other pupils and dignitaries from the London borough of Brent.