The Duchess of Cambridge will undoubtedly be compared to the late Diana, Princess of Wales because she is the future wife of the King of England. Here is a look back at the occasions when Kate Middleton dressed in memory of her late mother-in-law.
Diana, who went to Barnados Children’s Charity on November 8, 1984; Kate, who went to Coach Core in Essex on October 30, 2018, wearing a Smythe blazer.
On December 23, 1990, Diana wore a Moschino suit to a Sunday service at Sandringham Church; on January 31, 2018, Kate wore a Catherine Walker houndstooth coat on the second day of her visit to Sweden.
Diana at her wedding rehearsal in 1981; Kate Middleton paid tribute to Diana 20 years after her passing by visiting Princess Diana’s memorial garden in 2017.
Diana on June 15, 1988, at the Royal Ascot race in Ascot, England; Kate on the opening day of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Diana in an outfit by designer Alistair Blair and hat by milliner Philip Somerville while visiting Munich, Germany, in 1987; Kate in a Michael Kors coat dress while attending a memorial service in London, 2017,
Diana attended the Remembrance Sunday Service in 1991; Kate attended the same service in a Diane Von Furstenberg coat in 2016.
Diana and Kate both wore Beulah London to a reception in Thimphu, Bhutan in April 2016, and Diana appeared with Bruce Oldfield at a movie premiere in November 1991.
During a trip to Canada in June 1983, Diana visited Jasper Conran; in July 2012, Kate went to Bacon’s College.
Diana in Yuki in May 1986 before dinner in Japan; Kate in Jenny Packham in April 2016 at a Bollywood gala in Mumbai, India.
Diana attended a movie premiere in the West End of London in April 1993; Kate met the Prime Minister of India in New Delhi in April 2016 while she was staying at Temperley London.
Kate wore Alexander McQueen to Princess Charlotte’s christening in July 2015; Diana wore Catherine Walker during a trip to the Isle of Wight in May 1985.
Diana in 1988; Kate departs for the reception at Clarence House after her wedding in April 2011.
During a dinner at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago in June 1996, Diana wore Versace; in July 2011, Kate celebrated Canada Day while on the Royal Tour of North America and wore an Issa dress.
Diana at Buckingham Palace in 1980; Kate sporting Alexander McQueen while on the Royal Tour of North America in Charlottetown, Canada, in July 2011.
Kate wore Jenny Packham to the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St. James’s Palace in London in November 2011, and Diana donned Bruce Oldfield while attending a concert at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in March 1985.
During the Royal Tour of Italy in Sicily in April 1985, Diana wore Catherine Walker, and Kate wore Emilia Wickstead for a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2012.
Diana visited Melbourne in October 1985; Kate attended the Royal Albert Hall in Jenny Packham in May 2012.
Kate in Singapore during the Diamond Jubilee Tour in September 2012; Diana at the Royal Ascot in June 1986.
Diana wore a gown by the Emanuels to a dinner at the German Embassy in London in 1986; Kate attended an official dinner hosted by the leader of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in September 2012 while on the Diamond Jubilee Tour.
While touring Venice with Charles in 1985, Diana wore a coat by the Emanuels; in November 2012, Kate visited her alma mater, St. Andrew’s School, wearing Alexander McQueen.
Diana wore Catherine Walker to Easter services in April 1987; Kate was seen in Pembroke, Wales, wearing a Matthew Williamson coat in November 2014.
Diana and Kate both wore Bruce Oldfield and Jenny Packham to an official dinner in Lisbon, Portugal in February 1987 and the 600th Anniversary Dinner for St. Andrew’s in December 2014, respectively.
Diana traveled to Westminster in June 1990, while Kate traveled to the London Stephen Lawrence Center in March 2015.
In February 1981, Diana and Charles announced their engagement; in November 2010, Kate and William did the same.
Diana and Prince Charles attend their first public event together in 1981 at London’s Goldsmith’s Hall; Kate attends the Sun Military Awards in 2011.
Diana at her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles; Kate at her 2011 nuptials to Prince William.
Diana’s 1981 official visit to Wales; Kate’s 2006 attendance at Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes’ wedding.
The day after William’s birth in 1982, Diana and Charles presented him; the day after Prince George’s birth in 2013, Kate and William gave him a gift.
Kate arrives at Calgary International Airport for the Royal Tour of North America in 2011; Diana travels to Alice Springs during the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1983.
During the 1983 Royal Tour of New Zealand, Diana visited Wanganui, New Zealand; in 2012, Kate made her debut speech in front of an audience at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
In 1983, Diana and Charles visited Australia’s Ayers Rock; in 2014, Kate and William visited the same location.
Kate at a St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2014; Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit in 1983.
In Catherine Walker, Diana arrives at Birmingham Airport; in 2014, Kate and Prince George begin their 2014 Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand at Wellington Airport in New Zealand.
On the final day of the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014, Kate, William, and Prince George board their flight from Australia. Diana carries a young Prince Harry off a plane at Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland in 1985.
Kate visits the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London in 2013; Diana presents a prize to Prince Charles’ polo manager in Victor Edelstein in 1987.
Diana wore Catherine Walker to a passing out parade in Surrey in 1987, while Kate wore Alexander McQueen to visit Bletchley Park in 2014.
Kate wore Marchesa to a BAFTA event in Los Angeles in 2011, while Diana wore Catherine Walker to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987.
Kate attends the Sovereign’s Parade at The Royal Military Academy in Berkshire in 2006; Diana is in Sandringham on Christmas Day 1993.
Kate visited the Assyakirin Mosque in Malaysia in 2012, while Diana visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Pakistan in 1996.