Prince William, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, India

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Playing sports with the locals, feeding baby elephants and rhinos...Kate Middleton and Prince William's India trip sounds like a fun family vacation. So why didn't they bring their kids?

The week-long official royal visit will mark the longest time the Duchess of Cambridge will spend away from their children, Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 11 months. She and William visited the Pan Bari village in Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam Wednesday, during which elders asked the couple, via a translator, why they had not brought their kids.

"Because George is too naughty," Kate replied. "He would be running all over the place. The next time we come we will definitely bring them."

She also revealed that seeing the village children, especially the young girls, left her pining for her daughter.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Christmas Card, 2015

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During their visit to the village, the two were told they would be receiving gifts for George and Charlotte—two fiberglass model elephants painted by local children. The pieces were made as part of a national fundraising campaign.

Kate and William had visited the national park, home to one of the largest populations of one-horned rhinos, to learn more about the global efforts of conservation. In addition to feeding baby animals, they enjoyed a jeep ride through the area.

Earlier this week, Kate and William played soccer and cricket, attended a Bollywood-inspired charity gala and tried their hand at making dosas, a traditional Indian treat. They also visited the national war memorial in Mumbai, during which the duchess accidentally channeled Marilyn Monroe during a windy moment.

On Thursday, Kate and William are set to head to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, located between India and China, and meet the king and queen. Later in the week, they are also set to hike up Tiger's Nest, an ancient Buddhist monastery located on a mountain, about 10,000 feet high, and then return to India to visit the Taj Mahal.

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