Since she became the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, Kate Middleton has frequently been seen as the sartorial double of Princess Diana. Moreover, people have often noticed that she resembles her late mother-in-law in posture and facial expressions as well; whether a coincidence or an attempt to endear herself to the public by reminding them of the most-loved Princess Britain has ever had, it’s up to you.
A Remembrance Sunday service in 1991 and the same event in 2016
Kate replicated Diana’s somber black outfit as well as her gaze at the ceremony honoring fallen British troops in the two world wars.
Diana and Charles announce their engagement in February 1981. Kate and William announce their engagement in November 2010.
Diana attends her first public event with Prince Charles, at London’s Goldsmith’s Hall, in 1981. Kate at the Sun Military Awards in 2011.
Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. Kate at her wedding to Prince William in 2011.
Diana on her first official visit to Wales in 1981. Kate attends the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes in 2006.
Diana and Charles present William on the day after his birth in 1982. Kate and William with Prince George on the day after his birth, 2013.
Diana visits Alice Springs during the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1983. Kate arrives at Calgary Airport for the Royal Tour of North America in 2011.
Diana in Wanganui, New Zealand, during the Royal Tour of New Zealand in 1983. Kate gives her first public speech at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices in 2012.
Diana and Charles at Ayers Rock in Australia in 1983. Kate and William at Ayers Rock thirty-one years later.
Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit in 1983. Kate attending a St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2014.
Diana arrives at Birmingham Airport wearing Catherine Walker, 1984. Kate arrives at Wellington Airport for the beginning of the 2014 Tour of Australia and New Zealand carrying Prince George.
Diana and a young Prince Harry disembark a plane in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1985. Kate, William, and Prince George board their flight from Australia on the final day of the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, 2014.
Diana, in Victor Edelstein, awards a prize to Prince Charles’ polo manager in 1987. Kate visits the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London in 2013.
Diana wearing Catherine Walker for a 1987 parade in Surrey. Kate visits Bletchley Park wearing Alexander McQueen, 2014.
Diana wears Catherine Walker to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. Kate wears Marchesa to a BAFTA Awards event in Los Angeles in 2011.
Diana at Sandringham House on Christmas Day 1993. Kate attends the Sovereign’s Parade At The Royal Military Academy in Berkshire in 2006.
Diana visiting the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Pakistan in 1996. Kate at the Assyakirin Mosque in Malaysia in 2012.