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Britain's Prince Charles, Wife Visit Sikh Temple in Northern India


Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have offered prayers at one of the most important Sikh shrines during their visit to India's northern Punjab state.

A Sikh priest at the Anandpur Sahib temple presented the royal couple with a sword and a shawl, and then the two watched a traditional martial arts performance.

Later in the day, Charles and Camilla visited the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research center in the capital city of Chandigarh.

From Punjab, the heir to the British throne and the Duchess flew to the neighboring desert state of Rajasthan, where Prince Charles will attend a water conservation conference and meet international business leaders.

The royal couple arrived in India from Saudi Arabia, where Prince Charles called for more tolerance and respect between religions.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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