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DESTINATION DELIGHT: The Taj Mahal is a firm favourite with honeymooners
DESTINATION DELIGHT: The Taj Mahal is a firm favourite with honeymooners

by NADEEM BADSHAH WILL YOUNG ROYALS EXPLORE INDIA’S TOP ATTRACTIONS DURING THEIR HONEY PRINCE Harry and the Duchess of Sussex are set to join the thousands of Britons who jet off to see the Taj Mahal in India as part of a tour, according to royal insiders. The couple are believed to be considering going to see some of the seven wonders of the world along with a honeymoon in Alberta, Canada. Friends of the newlyweds, who married in a star-studded ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Wind­sor in May, claim they want to take in the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Colosseum in Rome, the pyramids of Egypt and the architecture in Petra, Jordan. A spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents told Eastern Eye: “Around 250,000 people from the UK go on holiday to India each year and a high percentage of these visit the Taj Mahal. “It is one of the world’s greatest and most beauti­ful buildings and as it was built as a tribute to a lost wife, it is especially popular with honeymooners.” Harry’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, was fa­mously photographed outside the Taj Mahal sitting alone in 1992 during her marriage to Prince Charles. The bench she sat on is known as Lady Di’s Chair. Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cam­bridge ended their tour of India in 2016 with a visit to the monument, and were pictured seated to­gether on the same bench. Nikita Sud is an associate professor in the De­partment of International Development at the Uni­versity of Oxford. She told Eastern Eye: “During north India’s punishing summer heat, I doubt any locals think of the Taj as a holiday or honeymoon destination at this time of year. “But if Meghan and Harry are serious, perhaps they are…

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