The Prince of Wale and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Brent, to celbrate the festival of Holi.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla toured the temple, and the attached Swaminarayan School, and met with children and community leaders, including Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mei Sim Lai, Mayor of Brent Councillor Ralph Fox and Jitu Patel, chair of the board of trustees.
The head sadhu of the Mandir, Yogvivek Swami, welcomed Prince Charles in the traditional manner before garlanding him. Senior ladies of the Women's Wing welcomed his wife.
The Prince then proceeded to the sanctum, escorted by Swami and Jitu Patel, where he and the Duchess, led by Pooja Patel, National Coordinator of Youth Activities for the Women's Wing, offered flower petals at the central shrine.
In the attached school's sports hall the royal couple watched children dressed in white robes playing Holi - throwing coloured powder and water at each other.
Charles and Camilla joined in the event but were spared having their clothes covered in coloured dyes and instead threw flower petals over the powder-covered pupils once their display was over.