Austrian Royals on India honeymoon

Archduke Imre of Austria and his newly-wed wife Archduchess Kathleen Katie Walker are currently honeymooning in India.

After visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra and the neighbouring town of Fatehpur Sikri, the royal couple – who had arrived Delhi last week – were spotted exploring the pink city.

Although officially Austria has no royal family and the use of their titles is banned – that ban does not apply to former royals living abroad who continue to use their titles.

Jaipur’s erstwhile royal family is playing host to the couple, who are staying at their residence in the City Palace.

The couple got married on September 8 in Washington DC and after Greece, they are now fulfilling their desire of exploring India. “Both of us have heard a lot about this country. And this land of Maharajas and royalty is a paradise for tourists. Udaipur is a very romantic place and since it’s our honeymoon we wanted to see it,” Imre told the Times of India newspaper.

Kathleen too shared her childhood association with India. “My grandfather Charles Kelly who was posted in Kolkata during the Second World War used to talk a lot about India and its culture. I grew up listening to those stories and wanted to visit this country at least once in my life,” she admits.

The couple visited all the prominent tourist spots of the city and have plans to visit the Mother Teresa Home in Kolkata.