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Prince William, Duchess Kate visit the Taj Mahal, sit on the 'Diana bench': See the pics

by Elizabeth Murray / / Source: TODAY

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Prince William and Duchess Kate saved the best for last on their tour of India and Bhutan, ending the trip with a personal stop: India's famous Taj Mahal.

In a special moment, the royal couple posed for photos on what's come to be known as the "Diana bench," a marble bench at the front and center of the landmark, where Princess Diana was photographed in 1992, just months before her separation from Prince Charles was announced.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose atThe Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016.
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose at The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016.Money Sharma / AFP/Getty Images
Prince William and Duchess Kate pose for photos in front of India's legendary Taj Mahal.
Prince William and Duchess Kate pose for photos in front of India's legendary Taj Mahal.Samir Hussein / Getty Images

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The visit echoed Princess Diana's famous trip 24 years ago, when photos of her looking alone and forlorn in front of the monument became a symbol of Diana's love in the midst of a marriage that was falling apart.

Prince William said the moment was about creating "new memories" of his own, according to reports.

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Diana Princess of Wales sits in front of the Taj Mahal during a visit to India.Tim Graham/Getty Images

But according to reports, the couple's desire to pose for photographs on the bench was not all sentimental. "They decided to sit on the bench this morning. It was not something they had properly considered until this morning," a Kensington spokesperson told People Magazine.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge hold hands in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

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"The decision for them was that is the place where people who come here to see this place will sit," the rep's statement continued. "It is a totally symmetrical position, right in the center. That's the reason the Princess of Wales sat there when she came. It's the natural place. They made the decision on that basis."

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk through the grounds of The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016.AFP/Getty Images

In 109-degree heat, Kate continued her cool homage to Indian fashion by wearing a white dress with blue floral by Indian designer Naeem Khan, which she paired off with her signature nude heels.

The trip marks the end of the duke and duchess' week-long trip to India and Bhutan, which brought the royal couple to Mumbai, a safari in Kazaringa National Park and a hike in Bhutan.

The couple will mark their five-year wedding anniversary on April 29.

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