We bid a fond farewell to the staff of the Maharaja’s Palace in Rajpipla this morning and return to Vadodara to visit the offices of the Prince’s Charitable Trust and see the largest palace in all of India. I have the privilege of riding with the Prince in his vehicle, with him driving! You’d think he’d have his own driver, but he prefers to be independent and drive himself everywhere. I’m sorry that he won’t be accompanying us on the rest of the tour, but we have formed a firm friendship and we’ll be seeing each other during future trips in India – no doubt!
After meeting the staff of the Lakshya Trust (offering many services to the LGBTQA+ Community) we have lunch and then tour the Laxmi Vilas Palace and its adjoining museum. Unfortunately photos are not allowed inside either building, so we’re light on what we can show you of today’s activities. Suffice it to say we have had a wonderful day!