Princess Diana, known for her effortlessly chic style, set the bar of elegance high for her succeeding lady royals. That gorgeous 13-carat sapphire engagement ring isn’t the only thing the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana have in common. In honor of the Princess of Wales’s statue unveiling, keep reading for 12 times Kate Middleton gave her late mother-in-law a sartorial nod and took a page out of her fashion playbook.
2. Scout’s Honor
The Duchess of Cambridge brought out her inner scout in an embroidered cloak and traditional Chitrali Scouts hat in Pakistan’s northern region just like Princess Diana did during her own visit. As the saying goes, royals of a feather Chitrali together.
4. Seeing Red
Talk about an on-point après-ski game. Mental note: Red looks good on everyone. Also, learn how to ski.
7. Visions in Shalwar kameez
During Princess Diana’s 1996 visit to Pakistan, she wore a shalwar kameez , a combination of a dress and loose pants worn by women in Pakistani culture. Twenty-three years later, Duchess Catherine followed suit…or should we say shalwar kameez.
12. Mums the word (Again)
While introducing her third child to the world, the duchess made sure to pay tribute to Princess Di’s chic ensemble which she wore while presenting her son Harry.
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