Princess Diana at the Taj Mahal
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This is a famous photograph of the late, Diana, Princess of Wales seated in front of the Taj Mahal. She visited the mausoleum in 1992 on an official state visit to India and this was widely interpreted as a statement of her solitude.
Away from her husband Prince Charles she visited, perhaps the greatest monument to love, alone.
The addition of seating in the Mughal garden came from a Persian idea and, like this one here at the Taj Mahal, seats were often placed near water features.
They are an encouragement for the visitor to sit and admire the gardens which blossom all around.