In the wake of the Queen’s death, the only royal title change that could come close to the significance of Prince Charles becoming a King is that of Kate Middleton, who now takes on her Princess Diana’s title, The Princess Of Wales.
The Princess of Wales title is incredibly special within the royal family given that it was traditionally reserved for the wife of the first in line to the throne.
When a then-Princess Elizabeth turned 18, it was actually suggested that she should become the Princess of Wales in an extra special circumstance, though this was turned down by her father King George VI.
When Diana eventually took on the title following her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981, it had been 80 years since it was last used (Mary of Teck inherited the title when she married the soon-to-be King George V).
Now, Kate joins Diana in continuing its legacy—and it feels all the more poignant considering the way she has paid tribute to and referenced her late mother-in-law over the years through her carefully curated style choices.
Of course, both royals have set new fashion precedents with their carefully curated wardrobes—Diana practically pioneered the bike short trend we know and love today, among many others, while Kate’s lace-sleeved wedding gown ushered in a new era for bridal design.
To mark this historic title change, we look back at 13 times Kate Middleton has directly referenced Princess Diana with her outfits.
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