Prince Charles, Camilla Welcomed By Thick Smog In Delhi

As the royal couple exited their RAF plane, they were greeted by senior dignitaries and a thick cloud of smog.

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Prince Charles, Camilla Welcomed By Thick Smog In Delhi

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Delhi for the last leg of their Asia tour

New Delhi:  On a day when capital's primary schools remained shut due to heavy smog in the city, Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles landed in Delhi for the last leg of their 11-day Asia tour. As the royal couple exited their RAF plane, they were greeted by senior dignitaries and a thick cloud of smog. The air quality of Delhi has been compared to a "gas chamber" by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. On Tuesday, Belgium's King Philippe was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan amidst thick smog making for blurry images.

Today, hazy photos of the Prince of Whales and Duchess of Cornwall amused Twitter as it was soon flooded with jokes.
 
Doctors and medical bodies have declared the situation in Delhi as a 'public health emergency'. Because of the ongoing pollution crisis, Delhi government announced that schools will remain shut for secondary classes till Sunday. Owing to the poor air quality, Indian Medical Organisation called for the cancellation of Delhi's annual half marathon, be held on November 19, to protect runners and volunteers from any health risk.
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