The city of Agra, on the banks of the Yamuna River, in India, witnessed one of the images of Princess Diana that remained for posterity.
A photo, of the then wife of Prince Charles, went around the world, in this image is reflected all the years of unhappy marriage that Lady Di lived with the father of her children.
The impressive Taj Mahal was a monument built as a symbol of love, a feeling that went beyond death, as the Muslim emperor Shah Jahan had it built for his wife, who died in childbirth of their son.
Construction took 23 years; from 1631 to 1654 and at least 20 thousand men participated in the work. That kind of love is what Diana never received from her husband and that feeling of loneliness was captured when she was portrayed in front of this monument.
The photo was taken on February 11, 1992 and has become one of the most iconic images of the princess, following her death in 1997.
Diana appears seated on one of the benches in the mausoleum’s outer gardens. The photograph chosen to document the visit was taken by photographer Anwar Hussein, who was a photographer for the royal family for several years.
The photograph captured one of the hardest moments for the princess as it was just before she and Charles officially ended their relationship. They were tired of faking a stable, loving, solid marriage.
Diana had to visit the monument to love alone because Charles chose to go to a meeting in Bangalore.
It should be noted that the son of Queen Elizabeth II, on his first visit to the Taj Mahal in 1980 told the official photographer that the next time he went to the mausoleum he would lead to the love of his life, clearly Diana was not.
“I would like to bring my girlfriend or future wife here one day,” Carlos told Anwar Hussein at the time.