Kate Middleton pays homage to Princess Diana during Pakistan trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Islamabad last night
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Kate Middleton pays homage to Princess Diana during Pakistan trip

It is a truth univesally acknowledged that whatever Kate Middleton wears hits the headlines. 

And while Meghan Markle looked to local designers during her recent trip to South Africa, it seems her sister-in-law is taking sartorial inspiration for her Pakistan trip from Princess Diana instead. 

As the Duke and Duchess touched down at Islamabad airport, Kate stepped off the plane in an aqua ombre-effect shalwar kameez by British designer Catherine Walker.

The traditional Pakistani outfit which is comprised of a flared kurti shirt and trousers, seemed to be a direct nod to Princess Diana who wore strikingly similar pale blue outfit during her 1996 trip to the country.

And the homage didn’t stop there - for the couple’s first official day of duties, Kate opted for a traditional blue kurta and scarf by local designer Maheen Khan.

She teamed her outfit with a pair of affordable courts by British high street brand, New Look, and in doing so mirrored not one but two looks worn back Princess Diana in the ‘90s.

Later in the day, she sensibly swapped her heels for a pair of Russel & Bromley Xpresso Blush Suede Crossover flats.

Taking to Instagram, the couple’s official account @kensingtonroyal shared that, “The Duke and Duchess’s first official visit to the country will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, but will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today — a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation.”

And while it has been reported that Kate and William will be back in the UK by the weekend, we’re looking forward to seeing what other sartorial successes she has planned.

Photos: Instagram