Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have visited an art gallery in Paris.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

The 34-year-old royal and his wife first met when they both studied for a degree in history of art at St Andrew's University, and the pair took a trip down memory lane as they visited the iconic Musee D'Orsay together during their trip to the French capital over the weekend.

The gallery - which is home to the largest collection of impressionist masterpieces in the world - remained completely open to the public throughout the royals' visit.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine, 35, specifically asked to see paintings by the famous Claude Monet, including one of his water lilies series, painted in 1904.

The paintings also included one of the Houses of Parliament in London, which was inspired by Monet's 1871 visit to the English capital where was struck by the "effects of fog on the Thames."

Prince William asked gallery director Laurence des Cars of the painting: "This is one of his most famous paintings isn't it?"

The masterpiece is set to be loaned to famous British art gallery the Tate Britain later this year, as part of an exhibition called 'The Impressionists of London'.

News of William and Catherine's visit to the gallery comes after it was recently revealed that Prince William's late mother Princess Diana - who died in 1997 following a fatal car crash - was set to have the photos from her final photo shoot displayed in her childhood home in an exhibition marking the 20th anniversary of her death.

Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, said of the photos taken by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair magazine: "I have always felt that Mario Testino captured the essence of Diana, quite brilliantly. These wonderful images made a huge impact on me when I saw them first, and revisiting them now, twenty years later, seems a fitting tribute to my beautiful, fabulous, sister."

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