Princess Diana and Meghan Markle: Is Prince Harry’s girlfriend inspired by the Princess of Wales?

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Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Royal was a style icon, dressed by Versace and Christina Stambolia Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Royal was a style icon, dressed by Versace and Christina Stambolia Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Princess Diana’s dress has become some of the most influential fashion in recent British history.

Before her tragic death on August 31, 1997, at age 36, Diana was a style icon, dressed by Versace, Christina Stambolia and Dior.

Now it seems Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle, 36, is continuing to carry the style torch for the Princess of Wales.

Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Is Prince Harry’s girlfriend inspired by the Princess of Wales Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Is Prince Harry’s girlfriend inspired by the Princess of Wales Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Meghan has been seen in a number of outfits that pay homage to Diana’s look.

Princess Diana – like Meghan – did not shy away from sex appeal, despite her royal connections.

She was also a big fan of scarlet hues, and often wore red dresses, which beautifully flattered her English rose complexion.

Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Both have also worn very 80s jumper and shirts combos Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Both have also worn very 80s jumper and shirts combos Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

In 1995 she was caught by paparazzi leaving a dinner in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital in a red dress, displaying her long legs and a hint of tanned chest.

Meghan was captured heading to a Today Show taping at the Rockefeller Centre Studios in July 2016, wearing a similar leg and chest-baring crimson frock – and working the cameras with the same nonchalant charm.

In 1996 on a trip to Australia, Princess Diana looked resplendent in an ice blue one-shouldered Versace gown.

Years later in LA Meghan wore a one-shouldered cobalt blue number.

Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Both women have worn one shoulder blue tops Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Both women have worn one shoulder blue tops Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Princess Diana’s take on evening wear was seminal – and has echoed through the years.

One unforgettable look, the black off-the shoulder Christina Stambolian dress, is now known as the ‘revenge dress’.

Diana wore the dress to the Serpentine’s summer party in 1994, on the day news of Charles’ affair with Camilla came to light.

Diana was also a fan of sequins, as shown by a navy long-sleeved leg-baring number she wore.

Meghan was pictured in a black dress, which is a combination of the two.

Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Royal was a style icon, dressed by Versace and Christina Stambolia Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Royal was a style icon, dressed by Versace and Christina Stambolia Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The tight, black sequinned number had a daring off-the-shoulder design.

Meghan was pictured channeling a very 80s look with a stiff collar under a khaki wooly jumper in 2016.

This was a look championed by the stylish Diana. The Princess of Wales wore a similar look to the polo with Prince Charles in Windsor in June 1983.

Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Actress has worn many similar looks to Diana Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Actress has worn many similar looks to Diana Photo (C) GETTY

She dressed in a Smith’s Lawn with a sheep print, over a white collar with a pussy bow.

She donned casual white jeans with the ensemble, much like Meghan paired her layered look with dark jeans.

Harry, 32, and Meghan have been dating since last June – and their romance is heating up. Here is the latest news and live updates on the couple.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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