William and Kate follow Diana’s footsteps, visit Taj Mahal

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Taj Mahal on Saturday in a tour marked by symbolism and nostalgia, sitting on a marble bench where Prince William’s mother Diana had posed alone for a memorable photograph 22 years ago.

“Stunning,” was how Prince William described the 17th century monument of love as he accompanied his wife Kate Middleton around the white marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal.

The Duke and Duchess were rounding off a tour in which they met another glamorous young royal couple, the king and queen of Bhutan, and saw rhinos and elephants in Assam.

The final stop at the Taj Mahal was an emotional one for William, who was 15 when Diana died in a car crash in 1997. He has often spoken of how much he misses his mother, and that he thinks of her every day

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