Prince William’s visit to the Taj Mahal was bound to be nostalgic and tinged with memories after the mausoleum provided the stunning backdrop to one of the most iconic pictures of his late mother.

And visiting the historic building on Saturday and posing with Kate on the same marble bench as Princess Diana appeared to have left the Duke feeling emotional.

He was seen wiping the corner of his right eye as he and the Duchess left the landmark which is a symbol of eternal love – but became one of the iconic images of Diana’s failed marriage to Prince Charles 24 years ago.