Prince Charles’ wife gets royal treatment at Bangalore spa

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BANGALORE - Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is being given some truly royal treatment at a spa on the outskirts of Bangalore. Apart from Ayurveda and naturopathy therapies, she will also get to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation.

The 63-year-old checked into the Soukya holistic health & ayurveda centre in Whitefield early Tuesday and will undergo holistic treatment during her four-day stay.

“Camilla arrived here from London with a 15-member group for a four-day stay. She is impressed by our facilities, including the holistic treatment for toning up her health,” Soukya spokesperson Mary told IANS.

The state protocol office earlier confirmed that Camilla landed at the Bangalore international airport on a British Airways flight and was escorted to Whitefield, about 20 km from the city, under tight security.

“Though Camilla is in good health, she preferred to rest for a while in our presidential suite as she was tired after a long flight. She had a light breakfast and a good lunch especially made for her as per our diet,” Mary said.

Holistic health practitioner and spa owner Issac Mathai has drawn up a schedule to rejuvenate Camilla using various therapies under the Indian system of medicine such as ayurveda and naturopathy.

“Charles and Camilla are great patrons of integrated medicine. Organic farming and holistic treatment are close to their hearts. We will also give her complementary therapies like yoga, meditation, acupressure and reflexology,” Mary said but declined to share other details of the treatment.

Camilla will join her husband in New Delhi Saturday to participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010 beginning Sunday.

“For privacy and security reasons, we are not in a position to share Camilla’s itinerary here. She is expected to spend most of her time at the spa with some of her family members and friends accompanying her,” Mary added.

A Scotland Yard team has been stationed in the sprawling holistic centre for Camilla’s security.

The noted wellness centre has recently tied up with the London-based Royal College of Integrated Medicine to train western doctors and therapists in ayurveda and traditional forms of Indian medicine.

The private spa also hosted the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson in 1997.

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