Prince Charles has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting next year.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

The important diplomatic event is being staged in the UK in 2018 and during a meeting with the Indian politician, Prince Charles extended an invite to the 67-year-old as they discussed a wide range of different issues.

Of their meeting, external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted: "A relationship marked by mutual respect and strong bonds of friendship. Prime Minister Modi welcomed Their Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Hyderabad House, wide ranging issues on strengthening bilateral cooperation were discussed."

Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, are currently in India as part of their 10-day tour of four nations - Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and India.

And of the future King's arrival in the country, the official Twitter page of Clarence House said: "An assembled 'Elephant Parade' greet Their Royal Highnesses in the garden of the British High Commissioner's Residence."

In another tweet, Clarence House said: "The elephant family sculptures will be taken to Mumbai to raise awareness of the charity's mission to help protect Asian elephants."

Meanwhile, during his time in Malaysia, Prince Charles and his wife were showered with gifts on their visit to the state of Penang.

The duo were offered "fragrant garlands" and "silk shawls" when they visited the Sri Mahamariamman Hindu temple to help "attract positive vibes".

A local historian named Preveena Balakrishnan explained: "We wanted to have a fragrant garland so we chose sandalwood - flower garlands will fade and die.

"The silk shawls are given to kings and queens and we believe silk has the power to attract positive vibes."

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