Below are the 10 times the Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Princess Diana and kept her memory alive within the royal family.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Prince William admitted, “I would love her [Diana] to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her.”
Even though she never got to meet her mother in law the late Princess Diana, The Duchess of Cambridge is determined to keep her forever in people’s minds with these touching tributes. From family names to royal heirlooms, milliners to tiaras, Kate often pays tribute to Princess Diana.
And even though they are decades apart, Kate still manages to bring touches of Diana’s stylish fashion flair to her look over and over again. From wearing some of Diana’s favourite fashion trends to using her stylists and borrowing her jewellery, Kate knows how to add touches of Diana’s elegance to her look all the time.
Plus when it comes to parenting the Duchess always takes Diana’s lead. She’s quick to break the royal rule book – like Diana did. Also, she insists on being a hands-on parent, just like Diana.
So, see below the 10 times Kate paid tribute to Princess Diana’s memory…
A family tradition continued…
Although it’s not the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted paying tribute to Princess Diana through subtle accessories such as her pearl bracelet or the iconic sapphire engagement ring, the most recent revelation about a personalized piece of jewelry owned by the Duchess in tribute to Diana is the most special yet.
The Duchess apparently owns a necklace by London-based designer Merci Maman. The sweet gold necklace is said to be inspired a similar one that Prince Charles gifted to Princess Diana after she gave birth to Prince William. Diana’s necklace was inscribed with William’s name, and she was often spotted in it in when out on royal engagements.
Catherine was gifted her gold necklace by sister Pippa, who was aware of the family connection, and purchased the chain as a touching tribute to Diana for Catherine. Just like Diana’s, Kate’s necklace is also engraved with the name of her son, and also features an initial from William’s name too.
On their website, Merci Maman wrote “In 2013, Pippa Middleton continued this family tradition by giving her sister Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, our Personalised Duchess Necklace to celebrate the birth of Prince George.
Seeing double or seeing spots?
Diana, Princess of Wales, attended Royal Ascot is a striking white dress with black polka dot spots in 1988. Polka dots were somewhat of a staple style feature for Diana, and became a signature look for her over the years.
At Wimbledon this week, Kate embraced Diana’s signature style, picking a polka dot dress in white and black for her official royal visit.
Diana also wore polka dots for various royal tours, including her trips to Japan and Australia.
Both Kate and Diana famously wore polka dot dresses when they emerged from the maternity wing with their first born son.
Kate decided to send Prince George to a Montessori school
Just like Diana did with Prince William and Harry, Kate also chose to send her son to a local Montessori school near their home in Norfolk. The teaching methods at a private Montessori school is said to combine work and play while letting children develop at their own pace.
Kate wears Princess Diana’s engagement ring
Prince William proposed to Kate with his mother’s stunning sapphire engagement ring, showing the world his love for his future wife. Diana is said to have selected the ring when she got engaged to Prince Charles in 1980. Kate now wears the gorgeous ring with pride everyday.