As the wife of the future King of England, The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons between herself and her husband’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Here, we’re taking a look back at all the times Kate Middleton paid sartorial tribute to her late mother-in-law.
Diana at the Remembrance Sunday Service in 1991; Kate in a Diane von Furstenberg coat at the same service in 2016.
Diana in a polka dot dress and matching wide brim hat at the The Royal Ascot in 1988; Kate in a similar polka dress at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 2018.
Princess Diana leaving St. Mary’s Hospital with newborn Prince Harry in 1984 wearing a red collared dress and coat; Duchess Kate leaving the same hospital in 2018 with newborn son Prince Louis wearing a red dress with a white lace collar.
Princess Diana attending a dinner at the British Embassy in 1985 wearing the “Lover’s Knot tiara”; Kate Middleton wearing the same tiara for a state dinner in 2018.
Lady Di in a gray coatwith black detailing during a visit to Barnardo’s Charity in 1984; Kate Middleton in a similar blazer while arriving to Coach Core Essex in 2018.
Princess Diana in a navy long-sleeve gown with a lace back to the 1985 premiere of Santa Claus: The Movie; Kate Middleton wearing a teal Jenny Packham dress with lace and button back detailing to a gala dinner at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012.
Princess Diana in a red houndstooth suit by Moschino during a royal visit to Canada in 1991; the Duchess of Cambridge in a red Catherine Walker houndstooth coat dress during a royal tour of Sweden in January 2018.
Princess Diana at her wedding rehearsal in July 1981; the Duchess of Cambridge at the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in August 2017.
Diana visits Westminster in June 1990; Kate visits the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London in March 2015.
Princess of Wales on a visit to Portsmouth in 1989 wearing a plaid coat; the Duchess of Cambridge arriving at a Christmas party at Kensington Palace in a festive long plaid skirt in 2018.
Diana in the Cambridge Lovers’ Knot tiara in Hong Kong in 1989; Kate in the same tiara at Buckingham Palace in December 2016.
Diana wearing Catherine Walker at a dinner in Paris in November 1988; Kate in Erdem at the 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala at the Victoria and Albert Museum in October 2015.
Diana and Charles at Ayers Rock in Australia in 1983; Kate and William at Ayers Rock in 2014.
Diana visits the Barnados Charity in November 1984; Kate in Manchester in December 2017.
Diana skiing in Switzerland in February 1986; Kate also skiing in Switzerland in March 2005.
Diana in Catherine Walker in Qatar in November 1986; Kate in Jenny Packham at the Palladium Theatre in London in November 2017.
Diana in Bruce Oldfield at a movie premiere in November 1991; Kate in Beulah London at a reception in Thimphu, Bhutan in April 2016.
Diana in Jasper Conran during a visit to Canada in June 1983; Kate visiting Bacon’s College in July 2012.
Diana in Yuki before a dinner in Japan in May 1986; Kate in Jenny Packham at a Bollywood gala in Mumbai, India in April 2016.
Diana in Catherine Walker on a visit to the Isle of Wight in May 1985; Kate in Alexander McQueen at Princess Charlotte’s christening in July 2015.
Diana attending a premiere in London’s West End in April 1993; Kate in Temperley London meeting the Prime Minister of India in New Delhi in April 2016.
Diana in Versace at a dinner at the Field Museum Of Natural History in Chicago in June 1996; Kate celebrates National Canada Day in an Issa dress during the Royal Tour of North America in July 2011.
Diana at Buckingham Palace in 1980; Kate wearing Alexander McQueen in Charlottetown, Canada during the Royal Tour of North America in July 2011.
Diana in Bruce Oldfield at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in March 1985; Kate in Jenny Packham at the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St James’s Palace in London in November 2011.
Diana in 1988; Kate leaving for Clarence House for the reception following her wedding in April 2011.
Diana wearing Catherine Walker in Sicily during the Royal Tour of Italy in April 1985; Kate in Emilia Wickstead at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2012.
Diana in Melbourne in October 1985; Kate in Jenny Packham at Royal Albert Hall in May 2012.
Diana at the Royal Ascot in June 1986; Kate in Singapore during the Diamond Jubilee Tour in September 2012.
Diana in a dress by the Emanuels at a dinner at the German Embassy in London in 1986; Kate at an official dinner hosted by Malaysia’s Head of State in Kuala Lumpur during the Diamond Jubilee Tour in September 2012.
Diana in a coat by the Emanuels while touring Venice with Charles in 1985; Kate wears Alexander McQueen while visiting St. Andrew’s School, her alma mater, in November 2012.
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