Kate Middleton appears to recreate a vintage Princess Diana appearance.
kid cudi hat Diana’s most stylish outfits appear to have been imitated by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Friday, Royal Ascot 2022
On June 17, 2022, at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England, at Royal Ascot, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, can be seen in the parade ring.
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On Friday, June 17, the former Kate Middleton attended the 2022 Royal Ascot wearing a brown and white Alessandra Rich polka dot dress that resembled Diana’s 1986 Epsom Derby attire.
Princess Anne, Prince Charles, and Diana, Princess of Wales, attended the Epsom Derby in June 1986. Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive
Diana attended the event at that time wearing a Victor Edelstein dress with black and white polka dots, accessorizing with a Frederick Fox hat with a similar pattern that she leaned to the side.
Diana When Epsom At the Epsom Derby, Diana, Princess of Wales, wore a Victor Edelstein dress with black and white polka dots. Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive
Kate, who also accessorized with a side-swept hat, also wore a pair of Diana’s former South Sea pearl earrings as a gesture to pay homage to the late princess.
Diana’s South Sea pearl earrings are being worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. WireImage / Samir Hussein
kid cudi man she adored the earrings so much, the Princess of Wales wore them out frequently, including once in Budapest when she went to see the English National Ballet Gala Performance.
In 1992, Princess Diana wore the earrings. through getting, Tim Graham / Tim Graham Photo Library
Although Kate has imitated Diana’s appearance before, this isn’t the first time.
Kate donned a blue double-breasted blazer from Zara with a matching pleated skirt from the U.K. brand Hope during Kate and Prince William’s 2021 royal tour of Scotland. Diana seems to have worn a similar costume when she visited the Bulguksa Buddhist temple in Gyeongju, South Korea, in 1992.
She came for the Trooping the Colour ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee wearing a white Alexander McQueen blazer dress and a blue and white Philip Treacy hat that was strikingly similar to what Diana wore to a party in 1991.