The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Tour of India and Bhutan came to a stellar close today, with their final stop being the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra.
The day began in Bhutan, where William and Catherine received a heartfelt goodbye from the Bhutanese people. They boarded the plane for a short flight back to India.
In the afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Taj Mahal, one of India’s most recognizable icons. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was built in the 17th century. It is an extraordinarily grand mausoleum, housing the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite wife.
The Taj Mahal is an internationally recognized symbol of great and powerful love. It seems poignant that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the site just before their fifth wedding anniversary. Catherine told reporters that this visit was “the perfect thing to do” ahead of their special anniversary.
William and Kate posed for photographers at the iconic “bench” in front of the Taj Mahal, where numerous others have posed before – the Queen herself and Jackie Kennedy, to name a few. The pictures will surely become an iconic image of this hugely successful tour.
Later in the evening, William and Kate had dinner before boarding a plane back to the UK in Delhi. We are certain they are happy to be back at home with George and Charlotte!