In Princess Diana's footsteps, William and Kate visit Taj Mahal

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AGRA, India, April 16 (Reuters) - 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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Kate wore a slimline white dress with a navy pattern by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan, while William braved intense afternoon heat in a blazer and open-necked shirt.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were rounding off a tour in which they met another glamorous young royal couple, the king and queen of Bhutan, and saw rhinos and elephants in a national park in Assam.

See photos from Will and Kate's visit to the Taj Mahal next to a photo of Princess Diana's:

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose at The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: Diana Princess of Wales sits in front of the Taj Mahal during a visit to India (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA;INDIA - FEBRUARY: Princess Diana the Princess of Wales poses alone at the Taj Mahal during her visit in India in February 1992. 12 years earlier her husband, the Prince of Wales posed in the same spot. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Britain`s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L)and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal Saturday, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose at The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain`s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose at The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) walk with a guide through the grounds of The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sit on a bench as they pose for photographers in the grounds of The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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 / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in fron tof the media as they visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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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.

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.

Three of the Taj Mahal's four minarets were swathed in scaffolding for repairs. Still, images of William and Kate sitting before the onion-domed monument, its ivory colored marble translucent in the afternoon sunshine, were striking.

Asked about her impression of the Taj Mahal, Kate could be heard saying over the clatter of camera shutters: "It's really stunning."

It was raining earlier in the day when the couple flew out of Bhutan's only international airport, a day after they trekked to a Buddhist monastery 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) up a mountain.

They landed in Agra in afternooon temperatures that reached 41 degrees Celsius (105.8F). Much of India is suffering a heatwave and severe drought after two years of failed monsoon rains. (Additional reporting by Sunil Kataria in Thimpu; Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception celebrating UK and Bhutanese friendship and cooperation at the Taj Hotel on April 15, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception celebrating UK and Bhutanese friendship and cooperation at the Taj Hotel on April 15, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception celebrating UK and Bhutanese friendship and cooperation at the Taj Hotel on April 15, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Jetsun Pem attend a ceremonial welcome and audience at TashichhoDong on April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Thimphu's open-air archery venue on April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
PARO, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge half way on her hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest monastery on April 15, 2016 in Paro, Bhutan. (Photo by UK Press Pool/Getty Images)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge trek up to Tiger's Nest during a visit to Bhutan on the 15th April 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge trek up to Tiger's Nest during a visit to Bhutan on the 15th April 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)
GUWAHATI, KAZIRANGA - APRIL 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Pan Bari Village and walk through a tea garden at Kaziranga National Park on April 13, 2016 in Guwahati, India. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
GUWAHATI, INDIA - APRIL 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Mark Shand Fountadion at Kaziranga National Park on April 13, 2016 in Guwahati, India. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
GUWAHATI, INDIA - APRIL 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to go on a Game Drive at Kaziranga National Park on April 13, 2016 in Guwahati, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at Paro International Airport for the start of there 2 day tour of Bhutan April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at Paro International Airport for the start of there 2 day tour of Bhutan April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
GUWAHATI, INDIA - APRIL 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge rides in an open air Jeep on a safari at Kaziranga National Park on April 13, 2016 in Guwahati, India. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends a garden party celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday at the British High Commission in New Delhi, India, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Large/Pool
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge looks on as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge fires an arrow during an Bhutanese archery demonstration on the first day of a two day visit to Bhutan on the 14th April 2016 in Paro, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Prime Minister of India Narenda Modi in New Delhi's Hyderabad House on April 12, 2016 in New Dehli, India. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton before their meeting at Hyderabad House on April 12, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong tour of India. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, known as Kate Middleton before her marriage, and former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar enjoy a game of cricket at the Oval Maidan during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, on April 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William arrived in India for a six-day tour. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects at one of the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks Sunday as they began a weeklong visit to India. Prince William said his wife Kate Middleton wanted to visit India ever since they got married. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for photographs at a charity gala function at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, India, 10 April 2016. REUTERS/Divyakant Solanki/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles during a game of cricket with children at a ground in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Indranil Mukherjee/Pool
NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 11: Duke of Cambridge Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton during their visit at India Gate on April 11, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Duke and duchess are on a weeklong tour of India. (Photo by Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stand after paying their respects at the 26/11 memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, site of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mitesh Bhuvad/Pool
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has a drink at Thimphu's open-air archery venue on April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in dart throwing at Thimphu's open-air archery venue on April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a private dinner with the King and Queen of Bhutan on April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Poo/WireImage)
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the Taj Tashi hotel to attend a dinner with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema on day five of the royal tour to India and Bhutan on April 14, 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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