The Duchess of Cambridge channels Diana in a sky blue ensemble

Kate Middleton’s touching tribute to Diana: The Duchess channels the late Princess of Wales in an elegant sky blue ensemble – similar to the outfit worn by William’s mother during the 1983 Australian tour

  • Kate, 40, attended the Easter service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle today
  • The Duchess of Cambridge wore a blue dress by favorite designer Emilia Wickstead
  • The ensemble was reminiscent of an outfit worn by her late mother-in-law in 1983
  • Comes as Meghan appeared to pay tribute to the late royal in a Khaite bodysuit

Kate Middleton seemingly paid tribute to her late mother-in-law today by sporting a sky blue ensemble reminiscent of an outfit worn by Diana in 1983.

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a recycled coat dress by Emilia Wickstead, one of her favorite designers, as she joined other members of the Royal Family for an Easter church service at Windsor Castle.

She debuted the bespoke piece during a visit to Luxembourg in 2017, but has today styled the outfit with a blue Jane Taylor headband – creating a look similar to that worn by Diana during a visit in Australia.

Diana wore the pale blue Catherine Walker tailored dress, paired with a John Boyd hat, when she visited Canberra with Prince Charles on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand nearly 40 years ago.

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Kate Middleton apparently paid tribute to her late mother-in-law today by sporting a sky blue ensemble reminiscent of an outfit worn by Diana in 1983

Kate Middleton apparently paid tribute to her late mother-in-law today by sporting a sky blue ensemble reminiscent of an outfit worn by Diana in 1983

Diana wore the pale blue Catherine Walker suit dress, paired with a John Boyd hat, as she visited Canberra with Prince Charles on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Diana wore the pale blue Catherine Walker suit dress, paired with a John Boyd hat, as she visited Canberra with Prince Charles on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand.

French-born designer Catherine Walker was a favorite of Diana and is known for supplying over a thousand pieces of clothing to the royal family.

In March 1983, the newly married royal couple and baby Prince William visited Australia’s Northern Territory on the Princess of Wales’ first overseas tour at the age of 22.

She wore the outfit when she met then Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his wife Hazel outside Government House.

Like Diana, Kate styled her outfit with pearl earrings – but kept the rest of her look simple, opting not to pair the outfit with a necklace and keeping her accessories subtle.

Diana teamed her Catherine Walker dress with three rows of pearls and matching earrings

Like Diana, Kate styled her outfit with pearl earrings - but kept the rest of her look simple, choosing not to pair the outfit with a necklace and keeping her makeup minimal

Like Diana, Kate styled her outfit with pearl earrings – but kept the rest of her look simple, choosing not to pair the outfit with a necklace and keeping her makeup minimal

In March 1983, the newly married royal couple and baby Prince William visited Australia's Northern Territory on the Princess of Wales' first overseas tour and first-ever overseas trip to Australia. age of 22.

In March 1983, the newly married royal couple and baby Prince William visited Australia’s Northern Territory on the Princess of Wales’ first overseas tour and first-ever overseas trip to Australia. age of 22.

Kate, 40, who was joined at the event by Prince William and their children George and Charlotte, recycled a Jane Taylor headband while sporting her brunette locks in her signature mid-top style.

Kate, 40, who was joined at the event by Prince William and their children George and Charlotte, recycled a Jane Taylor headband while sporting her brunette locks in her signature mid-top style.

The Duchess’ dress was specially made from a double wool crepe fabric and featured a fitted bodice and full skirt with long sleeves, belt and peak lapels.

She teamed the garment with a simple sky blue clutch and suede heels, opting for a glam makeup look with a dark smokey eye, a touch of bronzer and a glossy pink lip.

Kate, 40, who was joined at the event by Prince William and their children George and Charlotte, recycled a Jane Taylor headband while sporting her brunette locks in her signature mid-top style.

And as Kate attempts to recreate Diana’s timeless style here in the UK, Meghan was seen paying tribute to her late mother-in-law by donning a bodysuit strikingly similar to that worn by the royal in 1997.

Also as a tribute?  Meghan Markle looked chic in a cream off-the-shoulder bodysuit paired with black trousers and diamonds as she attended the Invictus Games opening ceremony alongside Prince Harry – some suggested the look was similar at Princess Diana's famous monochrome photoshoot with Mario Testino in 1997 before her untimely death

Also as a tribute? Meghan Markle looked chic in a cream off-the-shoulder bodysuit paired with black trousers and diamonds as she attended the Invictus Games opening ceremony alongside Prince Harry – some suggested the look was similar at Princess Diana’s famous monochrome photoshoot with Mario Testino in 1997 before her untimely death

For her latest photo shoot with Mario Testino, taken for an article with Vanity Fair, Diana opted for a cream silk off-the-shoulder evening dress with a ruched twist front.

The dress was designed by Catherine Walker and commissioned specifically for a state banquet in 1993 honoring the King and Queen of Malaysia.

Over the weekend, Meghan, 40, donned a cream Khaite off-the-shoulder bodysuit strikingly similar to the bodice of the dress as she attended the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in The Hague.

The Duchess of Sussex tied her hair in a low bun to reveal stunning emerald diamond earrings that were worth far more than her eye-catching Cartier necklace, each noticeably larger than her £271,000 engagement ring.

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