When Kate Middleton and Prince William travel to India this spring, the royal couple will honor Princess Diana with a special visit to the Taj Mahal.
Kensington Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend Saturday, April 16 at the national monument as part of their first royal tour of India. Visiting the Taj Mahal will give Kate, 34, and William, 33, the opportunity to "thank the people of India for their hospitality," the monarchy said in an official statement released on Friday, Feb. 26.
Diana at the Tah Mahal in February 1992. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
During their seven-day trip, the parents to Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 9 months, are additionally expected to visit the neighboring kingdom of Bhutan, where they will meet King Jigme and Queen Jetsun.
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"[Kate and William] are very much looking forward to their tours of India and Bhutan. Their visit to India will be an introduction to a country that they plan to build an enduring relationship with," a royal spokesman said in the statement.
Kate, William, George and Charlotte in December 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
William's late mother, Princess Diana, previously traveled to India in early 1992, just months before she and then-husband Prince Charles announced their separation after 15 years of marriage. Photographs taken of the People's Princess sitting alone on a white bench in front of the Taj Mahal remain some of the most iconic images ever captured of the late royal, who sadly died at age 36 in an August 1997 car crash.
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