British royal couple come in Agra to look the Taj Mahal

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 1:56 PM

The streets of the normally chaotic city were freshly swept in the morning in anticipation of the British royals, who arrived several hours later.

British royal couple come in Agra to look the Taj Mahal

The N Indian city of Agra was spruced up Saturday for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge'south visit to the Taj Mahal, following in the footsteps of Prince William'south late mother, Princess Diana, who traveled there twenty-four years ago.

The streets of the normally chaotic city were freshly swept in the morning in anticipation of the British royals, who arrived several hours later.

The visit by William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, will be filled with nostalgia. Comparisons will inevitably be drawn to Diana's one thousand nine hundred ninety-two photograph as she sat alone on a marble bench in front of the white marble mausoleum built by a Mughal emperor to entomb his beloved wife.

Newspaper headlines suggested that Diana was delivering a hidden message about the finish of her marriage to Prince Charles. Four years later, the two announced their divorce.

Agra is the latest stop on the royal couple'south weeklong visit to India.

William and Kate arrived in Mumbai on April ten and laid a wreath at the Taj Palace hotel, which was targeted in the two thousand eight terrorist attacks that killed one hundred sixty-six in the city. They played cricket with local children and met Bollywood stars and business leaders at a charity ball before flying to New Delhi, where their schedule included lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a birthday party to honor Queen Elizabeth II, who turns ninety next week.

The couple, travelling without their youthful children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, then flew to northeastern India'south Assam state to visit Kaziranga National Park, which has two-thirds of the world'south pop of Indian one-horned rhinos as well as endangered swamp deer.

They then flew to neighboring Bhutan at the invitation of its King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.

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