The focus of the meetings will be around his interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and will centre around the work already being done in the field by one of the prince's charities, the British Asian Trust.

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chief Mukesh Ambani, who chairs the India-based Advisory Council of the trust, is likely to be among those to be involved in the meetings.

"It is early days yet and we will release further details closer to the trip but the Prince of Wales is scheduled to engage with senior business leaders and the focus will be on CSR," a spokesperson for Clarence House, Prince Charles' official residence in London, told reporters.

"He is visiting India on the behest of the British government and given that India is a Commonwealth country. It highlights the importance of the UK-India relationship and the Prince of Wales' role is to enhance that relationship and the work that governments do," he added.

Prince Charles and wife Camilla Parker-Bowles will visit Dehradun, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kochi between November 6 and 14, as part of what has been described as the most "extensive" visit to the country.

Some of the specific events include an off-road trip into an "elephant corridor" in Kerala, Camilla's visit to the well-known Doon School to observe their conservation work involving students, and attending a gala dinner in Mumbai with a Bollywood flavour.

The couple, who have been to India together twice before, will then proceed to Sri Lanka for the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) between November 14 and 16.

The heir to Britain's throne is representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the meeting this year as the 87-year-old monarch cuts back on her long-haul travels.

Dismissing any human rights concerns raised by international bodies such as Human Rights Watch against the Sri Lankan government, the spokesperson said: "The decision to hold the CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka is a political one and outside the royal sphere."


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