Kate Middleton recreates a classic Princess Diana outfit in Denmark
25 February 2022, 14:56
The Duchess of Cambridge is known for taking style inspiration from her late mother-in-law.
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For the visit to the shelter, which helps women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse, Prince William's wife wore a grey tailored frock-coat by designer Catherine Walker.
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On the designer's website, they describe the item as "a sharply tailored gunmetal grey Birdseye cashmere and wool coat, with black lapels and cuffs, based on an 18th century naval frockcoat."
Kate accessorised the look with black gloves, a black handbag and classic black stilettos.
It didn't take long for eagle-eyed royal fans to notice how similar the ensemble is to one worn by Princess Diana 38 years ago.
Back in 1984, the late Princess of Wales visited a health centre in Lisson Grove, London, where she wore a very similar grey coat with black lapels.
Diana was spotted in the coat a few months later that year as she visited the Barnados Children's Charity.
Prince William and Prince Harry's mother's coat was designed especially for her by Jan Van Velden.
This is not the first time Kate Middleton has taken style inspiration from Diana, in fact, there have been many ensembles throughout the year which echo the late Princess of Wales' style.
Most obviously is the ensembles Kate wore when introducing her children to the world on the steps of the famous Lindo Wing in London.
When stepping out with Prince George and Prince Louis, the Duchess of Cambridge wore two extremely similar dresses to the ones Diana wore to introduce William and Harry.
One was a red dress with a white collar, and the other a blue polka dot dress; both matching Diana's looks from years before.