9 times Meghan Markle dressed like Princess Diana

Is Meghan taking style inspiration from her husband's mum?

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by Elizabeth Bennett |

Since Meghan Markle was thrust into the spotlight at the end of 2016, her style choices have been watched with hawkeye precision. From her on-tour wardrobe to her penchant for high street and, of course, her wedding day choices, we are a nation obsessed.

Naturally, there have been parallels drawn between Meghan’s sartorial choices and those of her husband’s late mother, Princess Diana. The pair share a similar taste in fashion and have worn similar outfits on a plethora of occasions.

Check out: all the times Meghan dressed like Diana

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All The Times Meghan Markle Dressed Like Princess Diana

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In 1987, Princess Diana wore tartan at Bute Highland Games in Scotland and two decades later Meghan wore a Burberry tartan coat for an official visit to Scotland during her engagement.

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It seems both royals are a fan of pairing red and purple. Princess Diana wore the combo during a visit to Hong Kong in November 1989 while Meghan wore it on a visit to Birkenhead in January of 2019.

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Both Meghan and Diana chose a monochrome colour palette for visits to Royal Ascot.

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The off-the-shoulder pink Carolina Herrera dress Meghan wore to Trooping the Colour was rather similar to Princess Diana's look worn at the Royal Ballet in Germany in 1987.

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Both have sported tailored blush pink dresses. Princess Diana wore a Versace coat dress in 1995 while the Duchess of Sussex wore a modern take on the trend when visiting the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London.

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For the the premiere of Just Like a Woman in 1992, Princess Diana wore a red gown by Victor Edelstein and Meghan channeled the look for an appearance on the Today show.

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Meghan's second wedding dress (a Stella McCartney design) was noticeably similar to a high-necked evening gown worn by Princess Diana at a reception at Spencer House in London.

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At Commonwealth Day in March 2019, Meghan wore an emerald green Erdem coat not dissimilar to the one worn by Princess Diana in 1982.

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Whether it’s a chic monochrome ensemble for a trip to Ascot, a tartan coat for a Scottish appearance or glittering gown for an evening event, there are numerous occasions where Meghan has seemed to pay homage to Diana. Even her second wedding dress - a halter neck design by Stella McCartney - was rather similar to a Catherine Walker gown worn by Diana to a reception at Spencer House.

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