PRINCE CHARLES is to celebrate his 71st birthday without his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in India, Clarence House has announced.
“HRH will carry out engagements in New Delhi with a focus on sustainable markets, climate change and social finance.”
Prince Charles is set to undertake an extensive tour in November.
After his two-day visit to New Delhi, the Prince of Wales will head to New Zealand, where he will be joined by the Duchess of Cornwall for a five-day visit.
Prince Charles is to travel to India next month (Image GETTY)
Clarence House announced today Prince Charles will visit India on November 13 and 14 (Image: TWITTER)
Clarence House shared details of the tour earlier this month, saying: “Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will undertake an official visit to New Zealand between Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd November at the invitation of the New Zealand Government.
“This will be Their Royal Highnesses third official joint tour to New Zealand.”
Camilla, who is famously terrified of flying, will leave Prince Charles alone once again at the end of the tour to New Zealand on Saturday, November 23.
Camilla is known for being afraid of flying (Image: GETTY)
While she is set to return to the UK, the Prince of Wales will travel to Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands to “celebrate the Monarchy’s relationship with these Commonwealth Realms.”
The statement continued: “At the end of the tour of New Zealand, The Duchess will return to the UK.
“The Prince will travel on to Tuvalu where he will receive an official welcome and attend a reception.
Camilla will not be at Charles’s side on his birthday (Image: GETTY)
Camilla will undertake a five-day tour to New Zealand in November (Image: GETTY)
“His Royal Highness’ programme will focus on environmental issues and how local communities are responding to climate change.
“The Prince will also meet with young people to hear about the positive contributions they are making to the climate change debate.
“His Royal Highness will conclude the tour with a visit to the Solomon Islands.
“This will be The Prince of Wales’ first visit to the Solomon Islands.
Prince Charles and Camilla’s romance – a timeline (Image: EXPRESS)
“His Royal Highness will attend a public engagement, which will focus on ocean preservation and climate change.
“The Prince will also spend time learning about sustainable fisheries management in the Pacific Ocean.”
The 71-year-old Duchess revealed her fear when she appeared on ITV’s This Morning last year.
Prince Charles and Camilla got married in 2005 (Image: GETTY)
Camilla’s fear was confirmed also by a Clarence House spokesman ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018, who said the Duchess really “doesn’t like flying”.
He continued: “The Duchess does not like flying but I think she has to sometimes embrace that fear.”
Her crippling fear prevents her from following Prince Charles on every single trip he does abroad, especially if they are brief trips.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK