Kate Middleton looks like Princess Diana in a grey blazer in London


Just like Diana! How Kate channelled her late mother-in-law in a polished monochrome look – even sporting a VERY similar jacket

  • Duchess of Cambridge channelled Princess Diana in a polished look yesterday
  • The 36-year-old royal sported a grey blazer strikingly similar to one Diana owned
  • Kate added her own twist to the look by wearing it over a black turtleneck jumper
  • Diana often wore hers with a classic white shirt and black bow tie or neck tie 

The Duchess of Cambridge channelled Princess Diana in a grey jacket as she joined Prince William on a royal engagement.

Kate, 36, wore a chic structured blazer for the appearance at Coach Core in Basildon, Essex, on Tuesday.

Eagle-eyed royal fans noted the piece was strikingly similar to one owned by her late mother-in-law. 

The Duchess of Cambridge channelled Princess Diana in a grey jacket as she joined Prince William on a royal engagement in Essex yesterday

Eagle-eyed royal fans noted the piece was strikingly similar to one owned by her late mother-in-law. Pictured, Princess Diana on a visit to Barnados in London in November 1984

While Diana often wore hers over crisp white shirts, Kate brought her own twist to the look by pairing it with a black turtleneck jumper. 

The pieces feature similar angular lapels and black fabric detailing around the collar. 


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Diana wore her version – a mid-length coat – on a number of occasions, including a visit to the charity Barnardos in 1984. 

On at least two occasions she wore the piece over a white collared shirt and a sort of tie — either a bowtie or a black ribbon. 

While Diana often wore hers over crisp white shirts, Kate brought her own twist to the look by pairing it with a black turtleneck jumper, pictured with Prince William in Essex on Tuesday

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Diana wore her version – a mid-length coat – on a number of occasions, often wearing it over a crisp white shirt and black tie. 

Although Kate is known for recycling her looks, the £625 blazer from Canadian brand Smythe she wore yesterday is believed to be a new purchase.  

It is not the first time Kate has drawn comparisons to Diana with her wardrobe choices. 

On an outing in Stockholm in January, for example, she wore a red and white houndstooth coat that bore a strong resemblance to one Diana wore to Sandringham nearly three decades ago.

It is not the first time Kate has drawn comparisons to Diana with her wardrobe choices. On an outing in Stockholm in January, for example, she wore a red and white houndstooth coat, above, that bore a strong resemblance to one Diana wore to Sandringham nearly 30 years ago

Diana turned heads in her houndstooth jacket by luxury fashion house Moschino as she joined senior royals for Princess Eugenie’s Christening in December 1990, pictured

The coat, custom-made by royal favourite Catherine Walker, was a bold choice for Kate.

Diana turned heads in her houndstooth jacket by luxury fashion house Moschino as she joined senior royals for Princess Eugenie’s Christening in December 1990.

She layered her jacket over a high-neck black blouse and paired it with a black and white skirt in the same houndstooth pattern. 

The ensemble was finished with low black and red pumps and a red wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a black satin ribbon.

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