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A tribute to Princess Diana? Kate Middleton channeled her late mother-in-law for Remembrance Sunday

Since becoming Princess of Wales in September, Kate Middleton has channeled her late mother-in-law by wearing strikingly similar outfits and donning the late royal’s jewellery for high-profile events.

Yesterday, the royal mother of three was wrapped up in a black coat adorned with three poppies with a matching black hat as she attended Remembrance Sunday.

The princess joined Queen Consort Camilla, 75, to watch King Charles, 74, and Prince William, 40, lay wreaths to pay respects to Britain’s war dead. 

Kate cut a serious figure at the event, wearing the chic, drop-brim black hat.

Her choice of hat was reminiscent of a similar outfit worn by Princess Diana in 1991 to the same event. 

Since she became Princess of Wales in September, Kate has made a number of references with her outfits to ensembles her late mother-in-law wore. 

The Princess of Wales appeared to pay tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana with her choice of outfit to attend Remembrance Sunday yesterday - after making a series of nods to the royal in the months since the Queen's death

The Princess of Wales appeared to pay tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana with her choice of outfit to attend Remembrance Sunday yesterday – after making a series of nods to the royal in the months since the Queen’s death (left, Diana in 1991, and right, Kate yesterday) 

The Chanel 1995 trimmed double-breasted jacket, which featured CC-logo embossed buttons, was reminiscent of outfits worn by Princess Diana in the mid 1990s

Kate Middleton appeared to channel the fashion prowess of the late Princess Diana as she visited London's Olympic Park in a dark blue blazer today

Kate appeared to channel the fashion prowess of the late Princess Diana as she visited London’s Olympic Park in a dark blue blazer in September 

Yesterday, Kate’s look echoed a style worn by Lady Diana Spencer, who wore a similar wide-brimmed hat at the event in 1991. 

The princess also donned Diana’s Collingwood earrings for the service at Whitehall. 

She swept her brunette locks into a low ponytail to reveal the pearl drop earrings for the occasion.  

Kate regularly wears jewellery that honours her mother-in-law, including her sapphire engagement ring, which once belonged to Diana. 

The look was strikingly similar to one worn by Princess Diana, while photographed at home at Kensington Palace more than two decades ago

Last month, Kate donned a silky navy polka dot Tory Burch shirt with a scallop collar, which she first wore last year, to launch a campaign for Addiction Awareness Week

Last month, Kate donned a silky navy polka dot Tory Burch shirt with a scallop collar, which she first wore last year, to launch a campaign for Addiction Awareness Week (right).  The look was strikingly similar to one worn by Princess Diana, while photographed at home at Kensington Palace more than two decades ago (left) 

The ensemble echoed an all-beige ensemble Diana wore for a joint engagement with Prince Charles in 1982

Weeks ago, Kate donned an all-tanned colour ensemble to visit Scarborough with the Prince of Wales

Weeks ago, Kate donned an all-tanned colour ensemble to visit Scarborough with the Prince of Wales (right). The ensemble echoed an all-beige ensemble Diana wore for a joint engagement with Prince Charles in 1982 (left) 

With a keen eye for detail, Kate often references Diana with her style choices. 

She has done so on a number of occasions since she inherited the title from the late royal in September upon the death of the Queen. 

For a surprise visit to Northern Ireland last month, Kate opted to wear a baby blue pussy bow blouse with light blue jacket. 

The style could be a nod to Princess Diana, who famously wore a white pussybow blouse along with a bold blue suit for her engagement photographs.

The look was largely popularised by the Princess of Wales

The royal mother-of-three opted for a pale pussybow blouse for a surprise visit to Northern Ireland

Meanwhile the royal opted for a pale pussybow blouse for a surprise visit to Northern Ireland (right). The look was largely popularised by the Princess of Wales (left) 

The royal opted for the look on several other occasions, including for the 1985 Trooping the Colour parade.

During an engagement at the London Olympic Park in October, Kate appeared to emulate the fashion prowess of Diana in a blue blazer with black trousers. 

Kate looked perfectly polished in a vintage blue Chanel jacket as she arrived at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The Chanel 1995 trimmed double-breasted jacket, which featured CC-logo embossed buttons, was reminiscent of outfits worn by Princess Diana in the mid 1990s.

Diana arriving to visit the Lighthouse Trust in a bold red jacket with black accessories

Kate in a similar ensemble while visiting Swansea

Kate seemingly looked to her mother for inspiration with two bold red looks over the past few weeks (left, Diana arriving to visit the Lighthouse Trust in a bold red jacket with black accessories, and right, Kate in a similar ensemble while visiting Swansea) 

In 1994, Diana was photographed leaving the San Lorenzo restaurant in London, wearing an outfit which bares an uncanny resemblance to that worn by Kate.

Last month, Kate donned a silky navy polka dot Tory Burch shirt with a scallop collar, which she first wore last year, to launch a campaign for Addiction Awareness Week.

The look was strikingly similar to one worn by Princess Diana, photographed at home at Kensington Palace more than two decades ago.

Weeks ago, Kate donned an all-tanned colour ensemble to visit Scarborough with the Prince of Wales.

Diana wore a similar coat with black buttons and a deep collar during a visit to New York

Meanwhile last week, she wore a long line Catherine Walker coat in a similar shade for the England vs Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup

Meanwhile last week, she wore a long line Catherine Walker coat in a similar shade for the England vs Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup (right). Diana wore a similar coat with black buttons and a deep collar during a visit to New York (left)  

She paired a camel coloured dress with a matching coat and accessories.

The ensemble echoed an all-beige outfit Diana wore for a joint engagement with Prince Charles in 1982.

She wore a wrap-around tan coat with a beige high-necked blouse to visit the DHSS (Department of Health and Social Security) office in Wandsworth, London.

Kate seemingly looked to her mother for inspiration with two bold red looks over the past few weeks.

When Kate took part in the late Queen's funeral procession and religious service at Westminster Hall, she wore a pair of pearl drop earrings which were owned by the late Princess of Wales

When Kate took part in the late Queen's funeral procession and religious service at Westminster Hall, she wore a pair of pearl drop earrings which were owned by the late Princess of Wales

When Kate took part in the late Queen’s funeral procession and religious service at Westminster Hall, she wore a pair of pearl drop earrings which were owned by the late Princess of Wales 

In September, she paired a vibrant scarlet coat, aptly called the ‘Spencer’ jacket, with a black top and matching trousers to visit Swansea.

Meanwhile last week, she wore a long line Catherine Walker coat in a similar shade for the England vs Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup.

Both looks replicate colour combinations and styles worn by the late Princess of Wales in the final years of her life.  

Elsewhere, Kate has paid subtle tribute to her late mother-in-law by wearing her jewellery for a number of events since the Queen’s death. 

At a lunch held for governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace , Kate wore the Princess' pearl and diamond bracelet

At a lunch held for governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace , Kate wore the Princess’ pearl and diamond bracelet 

Throughout mourning events, Kate donned a number of pieces which her mother-in-law also wore.

At a lunch held for governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace, Kate wore the Princess’ pearl and diamond bracelet. 

The bracelet was worn by Diana in 1989 when she toured Hong Kong with Prince Charles.

The bracelet’s designer Nigel Milne was surprised to see the jewellery been worn again decades after he created the piece in 1988.

When Kate took part in the late Queen’s funeral procession and religious service at Westminster Hall, she wore a pair of pearl drop earrings which were owned by the late Princess of Wales.

Diana wore the earrings on various occasions, including at a banquet for the Japanese Emperor Akihito in 1990 - and at a gala at the Palace of Versailles in 1994.

Kate wrapped up warm in a black coat, which was adorned with three poppies, and a matching hat as she arrived to watch King Charles, 73, and Prince William, 40, lay wreaths to pay respects to Britain's war dead

Kate wore pearl and diamond earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales for Remembrance Sunday.  Diana wore the earrings on various occasions, including at a banquet for the Japanese Emperor Akihito in 1990 – and at a gala at the Palace of Versailles in 1994

The jewels were a wedding gift to her from Collingwood Jewellers. 

They became firm favourites of Diana and were sported on royal tours of Australia, Canada and Italy.

The earrings feature a round diamond stud, from which is suspended an additional round diamond and a bell cap set with three more rows of small diamonds. The bell caps each contain a pearl drop.

The royal wore the Four-Row Pearl and Diamond Choker at the Queen’s official funeral, and repeated the same look for the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday. 

And yesterday, the mother of three wore pearl and diamond earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales for Remembrance Sunday.

Diana wore the earrings on various occasions, including at a banquet for the Japanese Emperor Akihito in 1990 – and at a gala at the Palace of Versailles in 1994. 

When she became Princess of Wales in September, it was reported Kate ‘appreciates the history’ associated with the role but wants to create her ‘own path’. 

The Princess of Wales cut a sombre figure as she attended the Remembrance Sunday service in London today, alongside other senior members of the Royal Family. Pictured, with The Queen Consort

The Princess of Wales cut a sombre figure as she attended the Remembrance Sunday service in London today, alongside other senior members of the Royal Family. Pictured, with The Queen Consort

Kate, 40, wrapped up warm in a black coat, which was adorned with three poppies, and a matching hat as she stood on the balcony alongside the Queen Consort, Camilla, 75, to watch King Charles, 73, and Prince William , 40, lay wreaths to pay respects to Britain's war dead

The Princess of Wales pictured today

Kate, 40, wrapped up warm in a black coat, which was adorned with three poppies, and a matching hat as she stood on the balcony alongside the Queen Consort, Camilla, 75, to watch King Charles, 73, and Prince William , 40, lay wreaths to pay respects to Britain’s war dead

The royal insider said: ‘The couple are focused on deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time.

‘The Prince and Princess of Wales will approach their roles in the modest and humble way they’ve approached their work previously.’

At the event yesterday, King Charles laid a new poppy wreath incorporating a ribbon of his racing colours. The design was a tribute to the ones used by both his late mother and his grandfather George VI.

Meanwhile Big Ben chimed 11 times at 11am, as it returns to service after years of maintenance and repair.

As Charles led the nation at the Cenotaph for the first time as King, the service marked a poignant moment for the Royal Family. 

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