Kate Middleton finds inspiration in Diana's outfits as she dons traditional dress during Pakistan trip with Prince William
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Islamabad on Monday, October 14, wearing a sky blue salwar-kameez, invoking memories of a similar outfit worn by Princess Diana in 1996
Kate Middleton has an undeniably distinct sense of fashion and is on point more often than not. The Duchess of Cambridge, however, decided to channel her mother-in-law's impeccable taste while on an official trip to Pakistan with her husband Prince William.
Kate arrived in Islamabad on Monday, October 14, wearing a sky blue salwar-kameez, invoking memories of a similar outfit worn by Princess Diana in 1996.
On the second day of her trip, during a visit to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Lahore, she opted for a royal blue classic kurta with trousers and a scarf designed by Maheen Khan which also paid tribute to the People's Princess.
The Duchess completed her look with a pair of £23.99 ($30.35) nude shoes from New Look, featuring a block heel, ankle strap, and pointed toe.
Kate's pick for the second day bore a striking resemblance to the light blue floral pattern outfit the Princess of Wales donned when she visited the Imran Khan Shaukat Khanum memorial hospital in Lahore to meet met young cancer patients in May 1997.
Kate and William took a trip to the Islamabad Model College for Girls which is a government-funded school for disadvantaged children and teenagers with a primary focus on advancing education for girls.
During their visit to the school, the royal couple was also educated on "the effects of the ‘Teach for Pakistan’ scheme which helps disadvantaged kids." Daily Mail journalist Rebecca English shared a video of the moment the Duke and the Duchess arrived at the institute on her social media page.
Susan Kelley, the editor and creator of WhatSheWore.com, told People magazine that although she predicted Kate will wear at least two traditional dresses for the trip, it was important to note that she only "on occasion looked to Diana for inspiration" but was "careful not to copy her.”