1. Wrapped In Green
On day four of the royal tour, Kate casually provided us with one of her most incredible outfits to date. Wearing a breathtaking teal and gold shalwar kameez, the beautiful ensemble was handmade by designer Maheen Khan, and was an off-the-rack purchase from London boutique O’nitaa. The gorgeous French chiffon garment was hand embroided with gold silk by the tribespeople of Swarth in Pakistan.
We can’t help but be reminded of Princess Diana’s own green headscarf moment when she visited Lahore in 1991.
2. Royal Purple
On the second of her royal tour of Pakistan, Duchess Catherine paid a subtle tribute to her late mother-in-law. She wore a gorgeous purple kurta, the traditional outfit worn by women and men in many south-Asian countries, including Pakistan, and Kate’s look bears a striking resemblance to a very similar outfit Diana wore during her final visit to Pakistan in 1997, just months before her tragic death.
Kate’s kurta was also made by Maheen Khan, which the Duchess teamed with £23.99 (S$43) tan suede low-block heeled shoes from British high street retailer New Look.
3. Blue Loving
When Duchess Catherine stepped off the plane to make her grand arrival in Pakistan, it would be safe to say our breath was collectively taken away. Wearing a stunning turquoise outfit, which is traditionally known as a shalwar kameez in Pakistan, Kate looked like a true Princess in a custom Catherine Walker design.
And while the royal looks incredible in basically everything, there was something particularly special about this outfit.
Kate’s ombré turquoise dress that really stole the show, especially given that it heavily resembled Princess Diana’s iconic pale blue ensemble which she previously wore during her own visit to Pakistan back in 1996.
While Kate’s cowl-neck custom creation looked flowy and elegant, Diana’s button-down ensemble had some slight differences, but there’s no denying the two royal ladies were mirroring each other in a very special way.
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4. Ladies In Red
Striking a balance between regality and modernity, Kate Middleton’s red coat-and-black pumps combo felt like a throwback to that time Princess Diana wore a similar coat with black pumps as well.
6. Off Their Shoulders
When Kate arrived on the red carpet of the BAFTAs in a black, off-shoulder Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton gown, we couldn’t help but think of Princess Diana’s black velvet gown she wore for a state dinner in the US. Kate’s dress features a modern update with small flowers and a lighter fabric, but it was still a reflection of her late mother-in-law’s tastes.
7. A Houndstooth Moment
Houndstooth isn’t a fabric that’s new to the British royal family, but what are the odds of both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton wearing a magnified red houndstooth print!
8. All Green And White
When she posed for photos with a young Prince William, Princess Diana wore a green dress with white graphic details. Fast forward to her memorial service 20 years after her death, Kate Middleton also wore a green long-sleeved dress with a white pattern. One can’t help but wonder if this was planned or accidental.
9. Puffer Mums
When Princess Diana brought Prince Harry out for some horseback riding, she was photographed in a bright red puffer jacket, which again showed up on the back of Kate Middleton when she visited a baseball practice.