Source: BBC News
On March 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have knelt and kissed the floor of one of the holiest Sikh shrines on a six-day visit to India. Charles and Camilla were barefoot, with their heads covered by scarves, inside the temple at Anandpur Sahib, in the northern state of Punjab. The state is the birthplace of Sikhism, and the shrine is second only in importance to the temples in Amritsar. The royals' two-week trip has already taken in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Prince Charles spoke in both countries of the need for greater tolerance between religions."