Time and again, Middleton evokes the memory of her late mother-in-law with her choice of outfits.
Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, was spotted wearing a white dress with dark brown polka dots by one of her recent go-to designers, Alessandra Rich, during the Royal Ascot—her fourth appearance at the famed horse racing event. In the same event of 1988, her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, had worn a similar style by Victor Edelstein, per Page Six, and people could immediately spot the stark similarity between the two.
The mom-of-three complemented her look with the late Princess of Wales’ stunning diamond and pearl drop earrings, a fitting tribute to Diana.
Time and again, Middleton evokes the memory of her late mother-in-law with her choice of outfits. It started in 2011 when she walked down the aisle with a small blue bow sewn into her wedding gown, just like Diana, states Vogue.
Kate Middleton and Prince William Make Their Royal Ascot Debut — Amid a Heatwave! https://t.co/OnZCdBBUkl— People (@people) June 17, 2022
Meanwhile, Middleton credits her husband for preparing her to take on the role of Princess of Wales when her father-in-law, Prince Charles ascends to the throne. When a royal fan complimented the Duchess of Cambridge recently, saying, “You’re going to make a brilliant Princess of Wales,” Middleton responded, “That’s very kind. I’m in good hands” before gesturing to her husband, according to Page Six.
“It’s hard to see it not happening,” a source told the Telegraph about Prince Charles bestowing his eldest son with the title of Prince of Wales, according to Express.
Kate Middleton just beautifully paid homage to Princess Diana with her Royal Ascot look.https://t.co/7OHa0zSsUZ— British GLAMOUR (@GlamourMagUK) June 17, 2022
This change of title will be an emotional one for Prince William, the source mentioned. “I’m sure it’ll be a bit of a bittersweet moment. This is her [Diana’s] son and his wife, so in some ways, it will be coming full circle – but it will also be a poignant reminder of what we all lost.” But the royal experts and members of the public all seem to think that 40-year-old Middleton is more than ready to take on her new role, per Marie Claire.
"She is always seen with a very open and honest smile denoted by visible crow’s feet around her eyes," body language expert Darren Stanton previously said. "Her whole face is engaged when smiling and it’s clear she has developed a massive confidence not only as a royal and a public figure but as a parent too."
Only time can tell what Middleton's titles will be, but one thing is for sure—no matter what role or title she is entrusted with, she's going to do her absolute best at it.
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