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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ‘to visit Taj Mahal’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming tour to India has new rumored details.

Twenty-four years after Diana, Princess of Wales made the iconic visit to Taj Mahal, her son, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expected to also visit the monument of love.

On Thursday, an advance from the British High Commission had a meeting with Agra officials.

A senior official said the team was there to review the security system at the monument. He said: “The advance team did not disclose much information about the itinerary of the royal couple. Even the date of visit was not shared with us owing to the sensitivity of the matter,”

The source also added on that officials from the British High Commission were being extra cautious saying: “Last time, the minute to minute itinerary of a senior official’s at Taj was published in local newspapers in very much advance, sending officials in a tizzy. They do not want to take any risk this time around.”

On November 13, the couple’s tour of India was announced, it was the same day Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Some media reports say that the couple will be in India from April 10-17, however, no official details have been released. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will not be joining them on their trip, which will also see them travel to Bhutan.

This will be William and Kate’s first official overseas tour since they went to New York for three days in December 2014.

In February 1992, Diana had her photograph taken while sitting alone on a white marble bench in front of the Taj Mahal, the picture was so popular that ever since the bench has been known as the ‘Diana bench’. Many are hoping that the photo will be re-created by the couple during their time there.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh also visited the 17th-century monument during their six-week visit to India in 1961.

 

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    Prince Charles has also visited the Taj Mahal.

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