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William and Kate Recreate Princess Di's Taj Mahal Photo

A 'day when a new royal narrative was written'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2016 10:45 AM CDT
William and Kate Recreate Princess Di's Taj Mahal Photo
Britain's Prince William, along with his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of the Taj Mahal Saturday in India.   (Money Sharma/ Pool photo via AP)

(Newser) – Ever since Princess Diana posed for a photo there in 1992, visitors to India's Taj Mahal have been told about the "Diana bench," the BBC reports. On Saturday, two such visitors who posed for a photo on the marble bench had a more personal connection to it than most. According to the AP, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, recreated William's mother's famous photo. William "feels incredibly lucky to visit a place where his mother's memory is kept alive by so many who travel there," the couple's communications secretary says.

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Many thought Diana's solo photo in front of the Taj Mahal, a monument to love, was a sign of her doomed marriage. So the BBC calls the occasion of William and Kate posing there together the "day when a new royal narrative was written." The couple had been on a week-long tour of India and Bhutan. (Read more Princess Diana stories.)

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