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William and Kate posed for some very on-the-nose photos at the Taj Mahal

Shots of Diana at the same spot in 1992 became a symbol of her failing marriage.

Royal visit to India and Bhutan - Day 7 Source: Ian Vogler

BRITISH ROYALS WILLIAM and Kate posed for photos outside the Taj Mahal today – and the symbolism of the shot is difficult to miss.

When Diana, William’s mother, was photographed sitting alone outside the tragic monument to love in 1992, it sparked much media speculation and later became a symbol of her failing marriage.

Diana, Princess of Wales retrospective Source: Anwar Hussein

Their visit marked the final stop on a tour of India for the royal couple – their first official trip to the country that the British ruled for close to 200 years.

“The Duke of Cambridge is of course aware of the huge esteem his mother, the late Princess of Wales, is held in in India and he appreciates the status of the images that exist of the Princess at the Taj,” a statement released in advance of the visit said.

The BBC’s diplomatic and royal correspondent gave his take on the pictures, on the broadcaster’s site:

“The Diana photographs captured isolation; a princess soon to loosen her ties to the monarchy,” Peter Hunt wrote.

Today, her son, a prince, brought his wife to the Indian monument to love – something his father promised and failed to do with his first wife.

With reporting from AFP. 

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