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Prince William, Duchess Kate meet with India's 'No. 1' fan of royal family

A social media campaign led to the meeting for the 93-year-old lifelong fan of the British royal family.
/ Source: TODAY

Good things do come to those who wait!

A 93-year-old Indian restaurant owner whose fascination with the royals is legendary in Mumbai finally got to meet Prince William and Duchess Kate during the couple’s visit to his country.

Boman Kohinoor, who calls himself “the royal family’s fan No. 1,” received a last-minute invitation Sunday to meet with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The three met inside the couple's room at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel before the royals left to attend a charity gala.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with a 93-year-old restaurant owner who claims to be India's biggest fan of the British royal familytwitter / @KensingtonRoyal

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After learning about Prince William and Duchess Kate’s plan to visit India, Kohinoor invited the royal couple to pay him a visit at his restaurant. A video created by Conde Nast along with a social media campaign, #WillKatMeetMe, spread quickly about his request.

Indian restaurator Boman Kohinoor, 93, an ardent fan of the British royal family, poses with photos of Queen Elizabeth, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside the Britannia & Co. restaurant in Mumbai on April 8, 2016, ahead of the royal visit of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate. At the Britannia & Company restaurant in India's Mumbai, Boman Kohinoor adoringly holds up a cherished possession -- a photograph of Britain's Prince William with wife Kate and son George. Kohinoor, who has a strong claim to be India's biggest fan of the British royal family, is desperate to meet William and Kate when they arrive in Mumbai on April 10. / AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesINDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP - Getty Images

Kohinoor’s restaurant, Britannia & Co., features life-sized cutouts of the couple, as well as an oversized portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Among his prized possessions are a letter and photos sent by the queen in response to a note he sent inviting her to visit Mumbai and his restaurant.

Kohinoor now can add more photos to his collection: One of himself meeting with the beaming royal couple!