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William & Kate pose at Taj Mahal following in Diana’s footsteps

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sat on the iconic bench outside of the Taj Mahal, recreating the world famous photograph of William’s mother sat outside the Indian landmark in 1992.

William and Kate smiled at photographers as they sat together on the bench recreating the famous Diana scene.

The photograph Diana, Princess of Wales sitting alone in front of the Taj Mahal became one of the defining images of the 20th century.

The Taj Mahal was builtin the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a monument of love to his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

It took 22 years and 20,000 men to construct the building.

The question over whether the couple would pose in front of the Taj Mahal has been subject to a lot of debate ever since it was first announced that they would be visiting India.

Prior to the photoshoot, Jason Knauf, Communications Secretary to the Cambridges said: “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 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.

“Twenty-four years on from her visit to the Taj, 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.”

The Duke and Duchess returned to India on Saturday after spending the previous two days in Bhutan where they went on a mountain hike and took part in an archery competition.

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