[London, October 27. Image via Getty]

Children wave Indian and British flags as they await a Ceremonial Welcome by Queen Elizabeth II for India's President Pratibha Patil as she begins a State Visit to Britain in Windsor, on October 27, 2009. Indian President Pratibha Patil received a red-carpet welcome from Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday at the start of a three-day state visit to former colonial power Britain. Patil, the first Indian woman to be elected to the ceremonial role, was taken in a state carriage procession to the Queen's Windsor Castle, where she will stay during the trip and where she was treated to a Guard of Honour. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)