Posted on July 3, 2015 at 12:20 am

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When Prince Charles referred to Kanika Kapoor as “Mehbooba”

Singer Kanika Kapoor was recently invited to the Elephant Family charity “Travels to my Elephants” evening hosted by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.The Elephant Family charity that has Prince Charles and Camilla as joint presidents, aims to protect the endangered Asian elephants from extinction.

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Kanika is set to perform at their once-in-a-lifetime celebrity auto rickshaw race this November in India called the ‘Elephant Family Trek‘ to raise funds for the cause. Alongside her, the race will also feature some very high profile celebrities and royalty such as actress Susan Sarandon, TRH Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie who will be partaking in the 500km epic Indian rickshaw adventure across Madhya Pradesh to fundraise for the charity.

So when Kanika Kapoor was introduced to Prince Charles as Bollywood’s latest singing sensation, he couldn’t resist attempting a few Hindi words himself! He was caught disclosing to her in their tête-à-tête that his favorite Hindi word is ‘Mehbooba’. What’s more – he often even calls his wife Camilla his beloved Mehbooba!

Turns out that the Prince picked up the term from another singing sensation, Navin Kundra. Some time ago, Navin Kundra had performed his song titled Mehbooba for the Prince whereafter he fell in love with the term and began addressing his wife with it!

In response to him, Kanika promised that she would use his favorite Hindi word in her upcoming songs! We also hear that the fleet of auto rickshaws have been decorated in London by a spectrum of artists, milliners and fashion houses including DVF, Nicky Haslam, and our very own Sabyasachi!