Royal fans go wild over how similar Kate’s £1,750 polka dot dress looks to one worn by Princess Diana in 1985 – saying it proves ‘good taste never goes out of style’

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Duchess of Cambridge re-wore a £1,750 Alessandra Rich dress yesterday
The polka dot frock looks strikingly similar to one worn by Princess Diana in 1985
Royal fans loved the nod and said it shows ‘good taste never goes out of style’

Royal fans were sent into a frenzy after the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a dress that looked just like one worn by Princess Diana yesterday.

Kate, 37, donned the £1,750 Alessandra Rich frock for her outing to a D-Day exhibition at Bletchley Park, the home of the Second World War codebreakers.

Mother of three Kate spoke about her one year old son Prince Louis right during an outing to Bletchley Park
Mother of three Kate spoke about her one year old son Prince Louis right during an outing to Bletchley Park

Social media users were quick to note Princess Diana owned a similar midi dress, which she wore for a photo call at Kensington Palace in 1985.

Several praised Kate for the subtle tribute to her late mother-in-law, while one said it proved ‘good taste never goes out of style’.

Another wrote: ‘I think it is a nice way to pay tribute to her mother in law she never got to meet.’

Kates younger sister Pippa Middleton also wore a custom baby blue version of the flattering crêpe de chine dress for nephew Prince Louis christening in July pictured
Kates younger sister Pippa Middleton also wore a custom baby blue version of the flattering crêpe de chine dress for nephew Prince Louis christening in July pictured

A third added: ‘I absolutely LOVE all the “subtle” tributes to Princess Diana. She was beautiful, kind and loved by many.’

The dress was notably seen on Meghans friend and former Suits co star Abigail Spencer at the Sussexes wedding in May last year pictured with Priyanka Chopra
The dress was notably seen on Meghans friend and former Suits co star Abigail Spencer at the Sussexes wedding in May last year pictured with Priyanka Chopra

Kate looked ready for spring in her flattering mid-length dress yesterday, which she previously wore for Prince Charles’ official 70th birthday portraits last year.

Princess Diana wore her take on the feminine look for photos taken in her living room at Kensington Palace in October Pictured with lady in waiting Anne Beckwith Smith
Princess Diana wore her take on the feminine look for photos taken in her living room at Kensington Palace in October Pictured with lady in waiting Anne Beckwith Smith

The frock features pretty white buttons and a vintage-inspired contrast collar and cuffs.

All in the details The dress features white contrasting cuffs and a pleated skirt
All in the details The dress features white contrasting cuffs and a pleated skirt

Following one of her favourite trends, Kate plumped for head-to-toe blue and paired the frock with a pair of £425 suede court shoes by Emmy London and a £450 navy Panama Purse by Smythson.

She finished the look with her signature bouncy blow-dry and a pair of delicate pearl drop earrings.

Royal blue Kate plumped for head to toe blue and paired the frock with a pair of £ suede court shoes by Emmy London and a £ navy Panama Purse by Smythson
Royal blue Kate plumped for head to toe blue and paired the frock with a pair of £ suede court shoes by Emmy London and a £ navy Panama Purse by Smythson

Princess Diana wore her take on the feminine look for photos taken in her living room at Kensington Palace in October 1985.

The series shows Diana, then 24, with her lady-in-waiting Anne Beckwith-Smith.

The princess styled her dress – which also featured a large white collar with slingback black and white heels and delicate stud earrings.

Praise Royal fans drew attention to how alike the royal women looked in the dresses
Praise Royal fans drew attention to how alike the royal women looked in the dresses

Kate’s Alessanda Rich dress is a favourite of celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker and Christie Brinkley.

It was notably seen on Meghan’s friend and former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer at the Sussexes’ wedding in May last year.

The same dress was the same number was later spotted on guests, including Sarah Jessica Parker, at some of the summer’s most glamorous events.

Kate’s younger sister Pippa Middleton also wore a custom baby blue version of the flattering crêpe de chine dress for nephew Prince Louis’ christening in July.

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