Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Safe After 'Feeling Tremors' From a 6.9-Magnitude Earthquake During Roya
By Desiree Murphy
Prince William and Kate Middleton are safe and sound!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- who were visiting the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as part of their Royal Tour of India -- reportedly "felt tremors" when an earthquake with a 6.9 magnitude jolted Myanmar on Wednesday night, sending waves across eastern India and Bangladesh. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit about 246 miles north of Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, with tremors felt in the region where the couple is staying.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their party felt tremors from the Myanmar earthquake in Kaziranga National Park," Richard Palmer, a royal correspondent for London's Daily Express tweeted. "Everyone is safe."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their party felt tremors from the Myanmar earthquake in Kaziranga National Park. Everyone is safe.
Earlier on Wednesday, the royal couple -- who is scheduled to visit Bhutan on Thursday -- enjoyed a wild safari adventure in the national park, where they got a glimpse at exotic birds, swamp deer, water buffalo and rhinos. The two also paid a visit to the park's Pan Bari Village, where they interacted with some of the villagers and walked through a breathtaking tea garden.
The royals were all smiles while getting a peek at the Mark Shand Foundation charitable endeavor, the Elephant Family Discovery Centre.
They appeared just as cheery while painting a turquoise Elephant Parade statue inside the park!
"A big thank you to #Kaziranga for making Day 4 so special," Kensington Palace later tweeted.