Double take! Duchess Kate took a very obviously style cue out of Princess Diana’s fashion playbook this weekend. The 40-year-old royal showed up to the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship game in a houndstooth-print jacket that is nearly identical to the one her late mother-in-law wore to the same sports event (England vs. Wales) circa 1993.
Unlike Princess Diana’s coat, Duchess Kate’s jacket was designed with a modern spin. The $600 Holland Cooper jacket had a fitted silhouette, whereas the late royal’s was a bit less structured.
Both ladies also opted for black turtlenecks underneath. When it came to accessories, Duchess Kate opted for her Gianvito Rossi pumps, her Trusting Mini Holly Bag in taupe, circle earrings from Accessorizer and a scarf that repped the England rugby team.
The whole recreation, which took place just about 29 years a part on the dot, sent Twitter into a tizzy. Because rest assured royal style watchers picked up on the matchy-matchy moment within seconds.
“Oh my god, she copied Diana’s whole look for when Diana attended the English Rugby match. Tell me again how Kate isn’t sick in the head,” a user wrote, while someone else said, “These matching outfits from Kate Middleton and Princess Diana are really making me want a houndstooth blazer.”
The twinning moment between the two royals is amazing — but it’s certainly not the first time that the Hold Still author has taken style inspo from her mother-in-law.
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