Royals To Retrace Diana's Steps At Taj Mahal

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 8:10 AM

The Cambridges&#thirty-nine; press spokesman says William "feels incredibly lucky to visit a space where his mother's memory is kept lively".

Royals To Retrace Diana's Steps At Taj Mahal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Taj Mahal today - the scene where Princess Diana posed solo for photographers in one thousand nine hundred ninety-second, fuelling rumours about the state of her marriage to Prince Charles.

William and Kate will tour the iconic building when they fly in from Bhutan later.

The Cambridges' communications secretary Jason Knauf said: "The Duke of Cambridge is of course alert of the enormous esteem his mother, the late Princess of Wales is held in India and he appreciates the status of the images that exist of the Princess at the Taj.

"He feels incredibly lucky to visit a space where his mother'south memory is kept lively by so many who travel there.

"Twenty-four years on from her visit to the Taj, the Duke and the Duchess are looking forward to seeing this pretty space for themselves and creating some new memories as they declare thank you to the people of India at the conclusion of this tour."

The photograph of William'south mother sitting alone in front of the Taj Mahal became a defining image and by the finish of one thousand nine hundred ninety-two it was announced the couple had decided to separate.

The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the mid seventeenth century, a monument of like to his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

It took twenty-two years and 20.000 men to erect the building from white marble transported from two hundred miles far by elephants.

The visit brings to an finish William and Kate'south seven-day tour of India and Bhutan which has seen them not only visit slums in Mumbai and meet Bollywood stars but forge a friendship with Bhutan'south Dragon King and his Queen.

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