Kate Middleton Pays Tribute to Princess Diana With Her Pakistan Tourdrobe

Pakistan held an important place in Princess Diana's heart.

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by Shana Lynch |
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Ever since she touched down in Pakistan on Monday, it seems as if Kate Middleton has been subtly paying homage to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. It's not surprising, considering how fond Princess Diana was of Pakistan, making her first trip to the country in 1991 and visiting again two more times.

From choice of fashion designer to donning traditional accessories, here's all the ways Kate Middletonhas been honouring Princess Diana while on her royal tour in Pakistan.


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Kate Middleton in Pakistan1 of 10

17 October 2019

For the fourth day of the royal tour, Kate arrived in Lahore wearing a white shalwar kameez designed by Gul Ahmed and a shawl designed by Maheen Khan.

Princess Diana in Pakistan2 of 10

4 July 1996

Princess Diana wore a similar beaded shalwar kameez while attending a dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel in aid of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Pakistan.

Kate Middleton in Pakistan3 of 10

16 October 2019

While visiting Chitral in the Hindu Kush region, near the Afghan border, Kate and Will were presented with traditional Chitrali hats, which Kate immediately tried on.

Princess Diana in Pakistan4 of 10

September 1991

On her first solo trip to Pakistan in 1991, Princess Diana was also gifted a traditional Chitrali hat to try on.

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15 October 2019

While spending the day with children from three local schools in Margalla Hills National Park, Kate wore this beautiful cornflower blue shalwar kameez — Pakistan's national dress — and a dupatta by Pakistani designer Maheen Khan. She complemented the look with beige Russell and Bromley flats, after changing out of £23.99 New Look sandals.

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23 May 1997

Kate's royal blue look is a very similar colour to this embroidered top worn by Princess Diana in 1997 while touring Imran Khan's charity cancer hospital with Khan and his wife Jemima in Lahore, Pakistan.

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15 October 2019

For an engagement with the prime minister of Pakistan, Kate donned this stunning emerald green tunic by Catherine Walker, a favourite designer of Princess Diana.

Princess Diana in Pakistan8 of 10

September 1991

Kate's green tunic mirrors this green coat-dress, also by Catherine Walker, worn by Princess Diana while on a visit to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore in 1991.

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14 October 2019

While stepping off the plane in Pakistan, Kate wore this stunning ombré blue dress designed by Catherine Walker with a pair of matching trousers. This combo was inspired by the traditional shalwar kameez, an outfit that features a loose-fitting tunic with trousers underneath.

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22 June 1996

Princess Diana wore a very similar look while visiting the Shaukat Khanum Hospital In Lahore in 1996.

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