Prince William & Kate Middleton Honor Princess Diana With Photo in Front of Taj Mahal

kate middleton prince william taj mahalWhile sitting on the bench in front of the Taj Majal in India is the place to take a breathtaking picture, this photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the bench carries a lot more emotion. Twenty-four years ago, Will's mother, Princess Diana, posed for the same photo.

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As their trip to India and Bhutan is ending, the royal couple posed at the gorgeous Unesco World Heritage Site, which no doubt caused Will to think about his mother sitting in the very same spot all those years earlier.

The Duke and Duchess today visited the Taj Mahal, on the final day of their tour to India and Bhutan #RoyalVisitIndia

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An official statement was even released ahead of Will and Kate's photo opportunity. "The Duke and the Duchess are looking forward to seeing this beautiful place for themselves and creating some new memories as they say thank you to the people of India at the conclusion of this tour."

When Princess Diana sat on this bench in 1992, she was alone and the rumors of her marriage to Prince Charles falling apart were rampant. Many thought the image of Diana in the photo looked lonely, but we can agree that this image of Will and Kate looks happy, appreciative, and in the memory of his late mother. The statement went on, "The Duke of Cambridge is of course aware of the huge esteem his mother, the late Princess of Wales, is held in India and he appreciates the iconic status of the images that exist of The Princess at the Taj. He feels incredibly lucky to visit a place where his mother’s memory is kept alive by so many who travel there."

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His travel there, with Kate, helps to continue to keep his mother's legacy going. It's a beautiful thing that India is where Kate most wanted to visit as well. We can feel Kate's emotion just by the way her head is slightly tilted and she is leaning into Will, who is tilted toward her as well. Will is sitting with his hands together, just as his mother did.

 

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