Princess Diana is one of the most enduring royal style icons there has ever been.
In 1997, following her divorce from Prince Charles the previous year, Diana set about entering into a new phase of her life. In order to do this she held an auction, encouraged by her son Prince William, of 79 of her most famous dresses. The sale raised over $2 million, with the dresses now housed in museums across the globe.
Diana’s natural and instinctive style continues to inspire women 25 years since her tragic death. Two women who have paid a significant homage to Diana over these years are her daughters-in-law, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.
Since marrying Prince William in 2011, Kate has paid subtle tribute to Diana through her wardrobe, often selecting pieces which include her mother-in-law in bigger family events, such as the announcement of her third pregnancy.
Meghan, too, has shown Diana’s influence through her dress since her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018. On the evening of her wedding Meghan wore a ring once belonging to Diana and has, on several public occasions, worn outfits which have been inspired by pieces Diana wore in the 1980s and 1990s.
Here are just ten times that Meghan and Kate have directly referenced Princess Diana through their clothing.