Britain’s Prince William feels ‘lucky’ to visit Taj Mahal
Britain’s Prince William feels “incredibly lucky” to visit the Taj Mahal during his visit to India.
The 33-year-old royal and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are thrilled to be visiting a place where the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, is “kept alive”.
Of the visit, a spokesperson said: “The Taj Mahal is one of the symbols of India and Their Royal Highnesses cannot wait to see it with their own eyes. The Duke of Cambridge is of course aware of the huge esteem his mother, the late Princess of Wales is held in India and he appreciates the iconic status of the images that exist of The Princess at the Taj.
“He feels incredibly lucky to visit a place where his mother’s memory is kept alive by so many who travel there. 24 years on from her visit to the Taj, the Duke and the Duchess are looking forward to seeing this beautiful place for themselves and creating some new memories as they say thank you to the people of India at the conclusion of this tour.”
Before they visit the iconic location, they will enjoy the kingdom of Bhutan and take a six hour trek to Paro Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
The spokesperson added: “The Duke and Duchess will hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest monastery which dates to 1692. The monastery is near the cave where Guru Padmasambhava – who is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan – is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, and three days in the 8th century.”