William and Kate to retrace Diana's steps at Taj Mahal


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in the Indian city of Agra to visit the Taj Mahal where they will poignantly retrace the steps of Diana, Princess of Wales.

William and Kate will tour the famous building that has become a symbol of enduring love.

Diana, the Duke's mother, was famously pictured sitting alone in front of the monument to love in February 1992, prompting rumours about the state of her marriage to the Prince of Wales.

The photograph became the defining image of the tour and by the end of the year it was announced the couple had agreed to separate.

William and Kate arrived in India from Bhutan where they had spent just over two days forming strong bonds with their hosts the Dragon King and his Queen.

They hit it off with Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.

The Cambridges' hosts held a welcome dinner for them on Thursday and the foursome talked long into the night with the gathering not finishing until 11pm - two hours over schedule.

Kate left wearing a necklace - a present from the Queen - and was dressed in a cream outfit by Alexander McQueen.

The couple were waved off by the Governor of Paro Chenko Tshering and education minister Norbu Wangchuk who greeted the couple when they arrived in Bhutan two days ago.

Speaking about the success of their tour, Mr Wangchuk said: 'I think our happiness index has shot up, this visit has been a blessing for Bhutan. It is wonderful they got to meet our King and Queen and the new prince."

Mr Tshering, who was with the couple during their visit to the Tiger's Nest Monastery, said: '"They loved the walk and were very fit. William got to see a yak which he said was a first.

"They're a marvellous couple and it's been an honour to receive them. The relationship between our king and queen and the British people is a good one."