Amid her social engagements in Pakistan, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s garb and dressing style is garnering immense attention on social media, leaving fans in awe. The social media users are convinced Kate Middleton has effortlessly taken on the ethereal persona of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
My team is proud to have worked on the Periwinke silk out fit for the Duchess https://t.co/3HQBmn7NR9
— Maheen Khan (@Maheenkhanpk) October 15, 2019
#RoyalSimilarities : Princess Diana wears blue traditional suite during her Pakistan Visit and The Duchess of Cambridge #KateMiddleton wearing blue traditional suit on first day of their Pakistan visit 😍 #RoyalvisitPakistan pic.twitter.com/2GSiK8oPvW
— SAJAL FATIMA (@SajalFatima69) October 15, 2019
Instead of picking up the western style, Kate Middleton chose to don traditional eastern outfits with a touch of latest ongoing local fashion trends on her visit to Pakistan, sparking a strong reflection of mother-in-law Princess Diana who wore the traditional outfit on her tours to Pakistan.
Kate Middleton pays tribute to Princess Diana as she arrives in Pakistan wearing a shalwar kameez reminiscent of her late mother-in-law's 1996 outfit in Lahore#RoyalVisitPakistan https://t.co/XI1ql92QoS
— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) October 14, 2019
Kate Middleton channelled Princess Diana's style on #RoyalVisitPakistan. Kate looked elegant in a turquoise shalwar kameez by Catherine Walker, one of Diana's favourite designers.Diana wore during her visit to Pakistan in 1996. #WelcomeToPakistan pic.twitter.com/bSxUTTGcl5
— Nisa Yousaf (@Mahrunisa11) October 14, 2019
Kate descended the staircase from her plane in a double-shaded turquoise Kameez Shalwar from designer Catherine Walker, one of Diana’s cherished designer, upon her arrival to Pakistan last night. She paired the dress with her cream-colored high heels. Middleton wore earing from Pakistani brand ‘Zeen‘- the same earing she wore on her visit to Aga Khan Centre in London last week, worth Rs 835.
Later, Kate Middleton wore emerald green tunic by Catherine Walker (one of Diana's favourite designers), cream trousers by Pakistan's @Maheenkhanpk, scarf by Satrangi & Zeen earrings. This attire reminded many Pakistanis of Princess Diana's 1991 visit #RoyalVisitPakistan pic.twitter.com/ob7TZzRFKx
— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) October 15, 2019
— Live Magazine (@LiveMagazinepak) October 15, 2019
— Shaireen Aslam (@chyneen) October 13, 2019
The dress had a striking resemblance to the long, light blue, button-up top, and trouser combo that Princess Diana wore during her tour to Pakistan in 1996.
On Tuesday, Kate Middleton dazzled in blue silk outfit from Pakistani designer Maheen Khan, also called Pakistan’s Coco Chanel, upon her visit to Islamabad Model Girls College and a public school, which currently benefits from the “Teach for Pakistan” programme, a fast-track teacher training programme modelled on the UK’s successful “Teach First” scheme.
— Vogue Australia (@vogueaustralia) October 15, 2019
— Maz Bonafide (@MazBONAFIDE) October 15, 2019
Kate Middleton wore an embroidered neckline Kameez with a trouser and a dupatta settled on the shoulder. Her blue dress gave the reflection of Diana’s other dress, a blue Shalwar Kameez which she wore. Princess Diana frequently wore blue-colored Kameez Shalwars on her tour to Pakistan.
The social media drew similarities between the dresses of two royal beauties-Princess Diana and Kate Middleton. Some asserted that Kate Middleton’s inspiration for the dress from Princess Diana is a sign of respect for her mother-in-law.
The Duke and Duches of Cambridge’s trip to #Pakistan makes the front page of Tuesday’s #DailyMail.
Also a fun tour fact: William and Kate’s departure from the UK yesterday was designed so that they could do the school run before they left 👶 #RoyalVisitPakistan @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/RN60qEKyK2
— MARY… THE IRISH INSAFIAN (@IRISHINSAFIAN) October 15, 2019
Arrived for first meeting in Islamabad.
wearing shalwar kameez; national dress of Pakistan.
"Kate" looks mesmerizing in blue and reminds us of her mother in law "DIANA"💞💞💞#RoyalVisitPakistan #PrinceWilliam #KateMiddleton pic.twitter.com/CseTCDiRBf
— Syeda Zarva Hussain (@ZarvaHussain) October 15, 2019
Princess Diana was a celebrated figure in Pakistan, who devoted a large part of her philanthropic activities in Pakistan, working for the betterment of underprivileged people in Pakistan. Princess Diana shared a unique bond with Pakistan and was a frequent visitor to the country. It would not be wrong to consider her the well-wisher of Pakistan. Now, Kate Middleton, gracefully channeling Princess Diana, has sparked sentiments of people of Pakistan.
Welcome to Pakistan to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Like your mother before you, you will have a truly memorable visit to this most hospitable and loving country. 🇵🇰❤️🇬🇧. #RoyalVisitPakistan @KensingtonRoyal @ukinpakistan pic.twitter.com/JZFn31CFgu
— George Fulton (@GeorgeFulton1) October 15, 2019
Kate Middleton, once again amazed the people when she appeared to meet President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in a white and green ensemble. While TRH Kate Middleton could have opted for western designers, she is wholeheartedly wearing and supporting Pakistani brands on her tour to Pakistan. Some calling it Kate Middleton wowing the colors of Pakistan’s flag.
During her 1991 visit, Princess Diana Visited Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore, Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/QgEznsQMFg
— Information Ministry (@MoIB_Official) October 14, 2019
Her look for high-profile meetings was designed by Pakistani designers. She wore a green tunic by Catherine Walker, white slacks by Pakistani designer Maheen Khan and a drape by local brand Satrangi, paired with Zeen’s earings.
— ARY News (@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL) October 15, 2019
Fashion watchers said the Duchess of Cambridge dresses appeared to show that she has used her wardrobe to exude the strong ties between the two countries. On the other hand, the royal observers gave a nod to the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfit as a respect for the traditions of a Muslim country.
Catherine Walker first designed maternity dresses for Princess Diana when she was expecting Prince William, and in 1991 helped her make a diplomatic fashion statement when she created a pale pink sarong-style gown for a reception in Lahore.