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Taj Mahal posers through the years – in pictures

The Trumps are not the first to succumb to the irresistible urge to pose in front of the 17th-century mausoleum – it has struck celebrities and world dignitaries alike for decades

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner posing by the Taj Mahal on 24 February 2020

    Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

    Taj Mahal posers through the years – in pictures
  • Donald Trump gestures next to first lady Melania Trump on 24 February 2020

    Photograph: Alexander Drago/Reuters

  • The Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, and his partner, Lauren Sánchez, at the Taj Mahal in January 2020

    Photograph: Pawan Sharma/AP

  • Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, giving a thumbs up on his visit in January 2020

    Photograph: Alan Santos/Brazilian Presidency/Reuters

  • The Hollywood actor Will Smith posing crosslegged in October 2018

    Photograph: Pawan Sharma/AFP via Getty Images

  • The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his wife, Brigitte, in March 2018

    Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

  • The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, poses with his wife, Sophie Gregoire, and their children in February 2018

    Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images

  • Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in a pose reminiscent of Diana’s in April 2016

    Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

  • The Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio takes a selfie in the Taj Mahal gardens in October 2015

    Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

  • Oprah Winfrey poses in January 2012

    Photograph: Brijesh Singh/Reuters

  • The Hollywood actor Tom Cruise poses in December 2011

    Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images

  • Ben Kingsley, who played Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi, with his wife, Daniela Lavender, in December 2009

    Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

  • The then president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, pictured with his wife, Marisa, while seeking a trade deal with India in 2004

    Photograph: AFP/AFP via Getty Images

  • The then president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, and his wife, Sehba, posing in July 2001

    Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

  • The then US president, Bill Clinton, with his daughter, Chelsea, at the Taj Mahal in March 2000

    Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

  • The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, with his then wife, Lyudmila, in October 2000

    Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images

  • The then Chinese president, Jiang Zemin, at the Taj Mahal in November 1996

    Photograph: AFP Contributor/AFP via Getty Images

  • Hillary and Chelsea Clinton on a visit in March 1995

    Photograph: Ira Wyman/Sygma via Getty Images

  • Diana, Princess of Wales famously posing alone outside the Taj Mahal in February 1992, as she and Prince Charles officially stated they hoped to create ‘new memories’ on their trip

    Photograph: Martin Keene/PA

  • George Bush, then US vice-president, and his wife, Barbara Bush, visiting the Taj Mahal in May 1986

    Photograph: jean-Louis Atlan/Sygma via Getty Images

  • Prince Charles posing outside the Taj Mahal in November 1980

    Photograph: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

  • Jacques Chirac visiting the Taj Mahal with his wife, Bernadette, in January 1976

    Photograph: Gilbert Uzan/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

  • Jacqueline Kennedy in front of the Taj Mahal in 1962

    Photograph: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive

  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, outside the Taj Mahal during their six-week royal visit to India in January 1961

    Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

  • Dwight D Eisenhower, then president of the US, visiting the Taj Mahal in 1959

    Photograph: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive

  • The Taj Mahal pictured in about 1914

    Photograph: Helen Messinger Murdoch/Royal Photographic Society/SSPL via Getty Images

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