KATE MIDDLETON paid a touching tribute to Princess Diana with her outfit choice on Tuesday, with royal fans pointing out one striking resemblance.
Royal fans noticed Kate Middleton wore a dress just like one from Princess Diana during an outing on Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a £1,750 Alessandra Rich dress to a D-Day exhibition at Bletchley Park. The blue and white polka dot dress, paired with a white collar and light blue heels, was remarkably similar to an outfit of Princess Diana. Princess Diana previously wore a similar midi-dress to a photo shoot at Kensington Palace in 1985.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram account, @kensingtonroyal, posted pictures of Kate wearing the dress.
The post was captioned: “Today the Duchess of Cambridge visited @bletchleyparkuk, the home of British codebreaking – which played a major role in secret intelligence gathering during the Second War, producing secret information which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the war.
“The Duchess joined joined schoolchildren for an immersive workshop (using a real Enigma Machine used during the Second World War), which saw them take on the role of codebreakers in June 1944.
“Intercepting and deciphering German communications in order to understand their order of battle and decide whether the Operation Fortitude deception plans have been successful.
Kate Middleton news: the Duchess paid a touching tribute to Princess Diana on Tuesday (Image: Getty)
Kate Middleton news: Princess Diana wore a similar dress during a photo call in 1985 (Image: Getty)
“She also met Bletchley Veterans Elizabeth Diacon, Georgina Rose, Audrey Mather and Rena Stewart.
“Who all worked to feed crucial information to Allied forces in the critical months, weeks and days leading up to D-Day during #WW2.”
A separate account posted a picture of the Duchess and Cambridge and Princess Dianawearing similar dresses side by side, captioned: “Diana and Kate in almost the same dress. Good taste never goes out of style!
“I’m sure they would have been best friends.”
Another user commented: “Kate looks lovely and the side picture with Princess Diana the same type of style is absolutely wonderful.
“As I like to say great minds things alike.”
Kate appeared to ditch tights for the event despite them being “the only steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires”, according to Victoria Arbiter.
The royal expert told Business Insider: “You never see a royal without their nude stockings.”
Kate Middleton news: the Duchess joined schoolchildren for an immersive workshop on Tuesday (Image: Getty)
Kate Middleton news: the Duchess also joined Bletchley veterans at the event (Image: Instagram/@KensingtonRoyal)
Despite Meghan Markle being pictured not wearing tights on royal engagements, the rules are stricter for Kate.
The Queen allegedly often “sent notes” if she does not like the way the future Queen Consort appears in public.
Celebrity journalist Ashley Pearson told Quest Red: “Kate Middleton has a whole other set of rules and restrictions because she’s going to be Queen.
“She and Meghan are not on the same page. Kate Middleton has to wear her skirts at a certain length.
“The Queen is regularly, allegedly, giving notes if she doesn’t like a certain hem or a certain outfit on Kate, or certain colour tights.”