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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit India Attack Site

William and Kate visit XLP Project in London, March 11, 2016.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are embarking on what is seen as one of their most ambitious tours to date - including a visit to the Mumbai hotel targeted by gunmen in 2008 attacks that killed 166 people.

Kensington Palace said Tuesday that Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, will also visit the monument of love, the Taj Mahal, during the tour to India and Bhutan from April 10-April 16.

The visit should have special resonance for William because his mother, the late Princess Diana, was photographed there alone - an image that came to underscore the breakup of her marriage with Prince Charles.

Kensington Palace says that William feels "incredibly lucky to visit a place where his mother's memory is kept alive.''