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Diana’s Footsteps: William and Kate Visit Taj Mahal

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, sit in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. MONEY SHARMA / Pool via EPA

Where Princess Diana went alone, her son Prince William visited the Taj Mahal with his wife Kate on Saturday, bringing the British royal couple's week-long South Asian tour to a poignant close.

William and Kate sat side by side on the same bench where his late mother was photographed on a solitary visit in 1992.

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Princess Diana of Wales poses at The Taj Mahal in Agra on Feb. 11, 1992. DOUGLAS E. CURRAN / AFP - Getty Images

Diana's solo visit to the 17th-century mausoleum - built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife - came to symbolize her unhappy marriage to Prince Charles.

The couple separated months later.

Prince William and Duchess Kate wrap up India trip at Taj Mahal 2:41

The final stop at the Taj Mahal was an emotional one for William, who was 15 when Diana died in a car crash in 1997. He has often spoken of how much he misses his mother, and that he thinks of her every day.

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— Reuters