28 Times Kate Middleton Dressed Like Princess Diana

As the wife of the future King of England, The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. In honor of what would have been Diana's 54th birthday, we look back at the times Kate Middleton paid sartorial tribute to her late mother-in-law. ( From: Harper's Bazaar )
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in Sandringham on Christmas Day 1993; Kate attends the Sovereign's Parade at The Royal Military Academy in Berkshire in 2006.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana visits Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Pakistan in 1996; Kate visits Assyakirin Mosque in Malaysia in 2012.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in a Jasper Conran suit in 1983; Kate at a St. Patrick's Day parade in 2014.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana arrives at Birmingham Airport in Catherine Walker, 1984; Kate and Prince George arrive at Wellington Airport in New Zealand for the beginning of the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, 2014.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana carries a young Prince Harry off a plane at Aberdeen International Airport in 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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana, in Victor Edelstein, awards a prize to Prince Charles' polo manager in 1987; Kate visits the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London in 2013.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana wears Catherine Walker for a passing out parade in Surrey in 1987; Kate visits Bletchley Park wearing Alexander McQueen, 2014.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana wears Catherine Walker to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987; Kate wears Marchesa to a BAFTA event in Los Angeles in 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana and Charles announce their engagement in February 1981; Kate and William announce their engagement in November 2010.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981; Kate at her wedding to Prince William in 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana on her first official visit to Wales in 1981; Kate attends the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes in 2006.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in 1988; Kate leaving for Clarence House for the reception following her wedding in April 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in Versace at a dinner at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago in June 1996; Kate celebrates Canada Day in an Issa dress during the Royal Tour of North America in July 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana at Buckingham Palace in 1980; Kate wearing Alexander McQueen in Charlottetown, Canada during the Royal Tour of North America in July 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in Bruce Oldfield at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, March 1985; Kate in Jenny Packham at the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St James's Palace in London, November 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in Melbourne in October 1985; Kate in Jenny Packham at Royal Albert Hall in May 2012.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana at the Royal Ascot in June 1986; Kate in Singapore during the Diamond Jubilee Tour in September 2012.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in Catherine Walker at Easter services in April 1987; Kate wears a Matthew Williamson coat while visiting Pembroke Refinery in Pembroke, Wales in November 2014.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana in Bruce Oldfield at an official dinner in Lisbon, Portugal in February1987; Kate in Jenny Packham at the 600th Anniversary Dinner for St Andrew's in December 2014.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana visits Westminster in June 1990; Kate visits the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London in March 2015.
The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons to her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana and Charles at Ayers Rock in Australia in 1983; Kate and William at Ayers Rock in 2014.

28 comments:

  1. She must WORK like Diana -She is not a housewife but the Duchess of Cambridge and she is paying from the people to do her job!!!!

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  2. What utter rubbish. Wearing the same colour does not mean Kate is trying to copy Diana. By that argument, anyone who has ever worn the same coloured outfit as Diana is copying her.

    Rubbish.

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    1. Here..here!!

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    2. Hear hear. My thoughts exactly "Royal Hats"!
      Please stop the comparisons, they are different women and these are different times, and hopefully they will lead different lives.

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  3. vous n'aimeriez pas qu'on vous compare à votre belle-mère,
    l'époque n'est pas la même
    la princesse Diana était une femme de cœur, et laissons le temps au temps pour Catherine

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  4. The coat worn by Diana in Venice in 1985 was truly hideous. Kate has a very elegant style, while Diana has a few years before becoming stylish.

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  5. Same colors,not same style.

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  6. It seems that 2011/ 2012 was the last time Kate really worked. And Diana was a style icon in the 80's, Kate simply can't compare.

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  7. In the begining of her life as Princess of Wales, Diana was a wife and a mother - and she was the heir's wife (Kate is not - Camilla is)
    Later in her life she did 'work', as you say, AnonymousJuly 24, 2015 at 10:59 PM

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    1. Diana worked over 200 engagements her first year, age 20, and pregnant. And Diana always said she loved her work, it was never the work that was the problem. Here we have a family firm with 16 members, 10 of whom are beyond retirement age. Two of the youngest members take all the perks from the Firm but refuse to work. What about all the royals who are further down the line than William but working far more? You see, the heir-to-the-heir argument just doesn't work.

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  8. To Anonymous at 10:59 PM: Your comment is utter rubbish! Kate's top priorities are to her husband and children, not the public. Do you not think raising the future King of England is an important job? Clearly she's doing a wonderful job with Prince George. And what happens if her marriage implodes because she is so focused on WORKing like Diana?? If you think that her number one priority is to be the Duchess of Cambridge, then there should not be a monarchy as that equates to slavery albeit compensated with huge monetary privileges, but slavery nonetheless.

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    1. No,I love her,I just need to see her because I think she must be seeing to be loved!She is the most famous princess and a royal engagement once a week would never blame her family life, of course her priority is her family,but she is member of the Royal Family,the queen is almost 90 and Camilla is not so young,so Kate could be ready for her role-Queen consort of a very important country.
      She married William AND the whole nation,so she must work to promote charities and to proove that she is a good future queen.
      FASHION IS NOT HER DUTY
      Try to accept the opinions of other people and don't say their comment is "rubbish"

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    2. If those are her priorities, then they can hand back the taxpayer-funded palace in London. The 10 bedroom mansion in the country that they only get because of his position to the throne. And give back all the clothing money from Charles and the $4.6 million allowance too. OH, and give back the millions in taxpayer money spent security her parents house. There are 16 working royals, 10 of them are beyond retirement age. That two 33 year olds are too precious to work for the family firm? Fine, take away all the perks related to the family firm (all their housing, all her clothing and jewel money, all their security, and the $4.6 million allowance). They can live however they want when THEY pay for it.

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    3. Working mothers are not bad mothers. Please stop with that idea. All people are asking is, if she can go shopping for hours, spend 3 hours getting her hair done, and spend 6 hours at Wimbledon? Then it is more than reasonable to expect that she can spend 6 hours a week doing charity work. She clearly has no problem being away from both of her children so she can go shopping, so she can be away from them to work for the perks they slurp up every day.

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  9. Deux très belles princesses, mais je crois qu'il ne faut pas les comparer sans arrêt...

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  10. It's not only colours! She always doing everything like Diana: outfits, session, photos of child. She hasn't got own life. Diana was common woman, not someone amazing. In my opinion Diana was confused and Kate mindless copy her everytime:(

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  11. when do people stop comparish Kate with Diana? two different people, and two different time periods. The only thing is that Kate always walks with her hands with a clutch before her stomage. Hang lose and do some more with that beautifull hair.

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    1. I honestly think Kate and Diana comparisons will subside when her and William stop trying to recreate 'Diana moments.' From the hospital photos to the christening, the recreation of William's baby outfits. It's something that this couple continuously does.

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    2. These two will NEVER stop playing the Diana card, whether it is in clothing, the baby's name, or any of the millions of excuses they will come up with not to work royal engagements.

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  12. My only comment is how much happier Charles is with Camilla than he ever was with Diane.

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  13. Princess Diana was stylish, charismatic and hard working. Kate doesn't have any quality beyond shopping and flipping her hair.

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  14. I think William loves Kate more than his father loved Diana. And kate is more stronger to say no for the Palace roles ! Both ladies have perfect figures and beautiful hair .

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  15. le prince William n'a pas la carrure d'un futur Roi

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  16. W&K are not private citizens, nor are their children. If they want to be private citizens, they have to give back all the perks their receive due to his place in the succession. As long as they take the perks of senior royals, they are not private citizens nor are their children. If they do not like this situation, they are free to walk away at any time and take their kids with them - out of the line of succession.

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  17. Kate is pretty but there is something about Diana's beauty that goes beyond being pretty.
    Not all of Diana's fashion choices are "nice" but a lot of it was simply in a completely different era. I wonder how all of her outfits were seen back in the days...

    Anyway...

    In terms of work vs family-time and private life. I think it would be fair if NORMAL William and Kate have to pay for all of their expenses when not on ROYAL DUTY, i.e. if they are not working they should pay a certain RENT for their palaces, unless the time is while on Royal DUTY time. At least pay a rent for the country mansion, the KP residence should be rent-free bc it is for the duke and duchess. But why not pay for all their security while they are at her parent's mansion or at their country home out-of-pocket just like a normal citizen? Don't they want to be so normal? Also give them more protection from the paps while they are on their dime. They should also not be covered for Nannies, cooks, housekeepers, etc. unless it fall under working hours.

    Some crazy thing like any couple who presents business expenses while on work vs their day-to-day NORMAL expenses of any NORMAL private couple.

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  18. Princess Diana was a true fashion icon always elegant; Kate on the other hand shows her middle class upbringing and does nothing except shopping, grinning and playing with her hair.

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  19. Diana was nothing but a clothes horse and very manipulative !!

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  20. this is all staged to rewind diana moments..cant b a coincidence.. di never copied her mother in law

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