It's a landmark to love and Philippe and Mathilde looked more than loved up on their visit to this special place. On day one of their State Visit to India, the King and Queen of the Belgians spent some time at the Taj Mahal and couldn't have been more romantic if they tried. The couple only had eyes for each other despite being accompanied by a huge diplomatic delegation and quite a lot of media. Today was all about the royal look of love.
The visit to the monument to love, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the 17th century, came at the start of a six day visit which will take Philippe and Mathilde to several parts of India including Mumbai and New Delhi. The focus of the trip is, as always, on ties between the two countries. But the memory of today is the loved up king and queen.
It's perhaps appropriate that a couple approaching their 20th wedding anniversary (they wed in 1999) should really show the romance at a monument to eternal love. Philippe and Mathilde have never been the most PDA packing royal couples but it's hard to think of a regal pair who have looked just so happy in each other's company at this special place for romance. And just to prove how deep the love really runs, the best photo of the lot was a portrait of the Queen of the Belgians taken by her husband at the Taj Mahal and shared on the official Instagram account. Mathilde looks just so happy while the image is taken with so much love it squeaks. What a way to start a State Visit. The royal look of love has made us all warm and jolly.
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