The Royal Ascot enforces a , so it's no surprise that Meghan Markle relied on a classic color scheme for her debut at the exclusive horse race this week. Her black-and-white Givenchy ensemble (paired with a ) resembled Princess Diana's outfit at the same event back in 1985.
She didn't know yet, but the Meghan Markle chose for a 2012 USA Network even almost eerily foreshadowed her royal associations. Princess Diana wore an extremely similar (albeit sequined) version for a performance of "La Boheme" in 1996.
The Princess of Wales's outerwear seen in London in 1996 came from Versace, while Meghan Markle repped a Canadian brand for . The $750 style from sold out within minutes of the photocall, and the designer has since renamed the wrap coat in her honor.
The new Duchess of Sussex picked out a 's 2019 resort collection for a family wedding in England, but the blue-and-white print brought to mind a Catherine Walker-designed tunic worn by Princess Diana in 1986.
Diana kept her outfits simple for a 1997 trip to Bosnia Herzegovina to raise awareness about landmines. Meghan opted for a similar combination (including ) when attending the — a sporting competition for veterans — with her then-boyfriend Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle didn't break royal protocol by baring her shoulders in at Trooping the Colour this year. Princess Diana (and !) have worn strapless outfits before, like this Catherine Walker ballgown seen at the Berlin Opera House in 1987. Both Bardot necklines featured button detailing too!
A well-tailored tux looks great on just about everyone. Diana paired her Jasper Conran trouser suit with a white ruffled blouse for a 1986 gala, while Meghan went for a (!) by Tuxe to go with at the Endeavor Fund Awards in February.
The former actress exited a 2016 Today Show taping wearing a camera-ready dress as crimson as Diana's iconic gown. The princess loved this Victor Edelstein stunner so much, she wore it more than five times over the years.
Both royals have had everyone seeing stripes. for the Commonwealth Youth Forum looked just as tailored as her mother-in-law's sleek suit on 1991 walkabout in Sheffield and Rotherham.
Princess Diana wore all-black and a poppy pin per tradition on Remembrance Sunday in 1984. Meghan Markle went for similarly somber accessories on ; both annual occasions honor Commonwealth servicemen and women.
Meghan definitely likes to stick to neutrals, but ventured into more colorful territory with a for an Invictus Games event in April. The fitted bodice shares some similarities with a Catherine Walker look seen on Diana in Saudi Arabia in 1986.
This time Meghan paid a very purposeful sartorial tribute to her mother-in-law. The newlywed wore to her wedding reception on May 19th as her something blue. How sweet!
Even the bride's bouquet contained a very special homage.