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Princess Diana, known for her effortlessly chic style, set the bar of elegance high for her succeeding lady royals. That gorgeous 13-carat sapphire engagement ring isn’t the only thing the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana have in common. Here, eight times Kate Middleton gave her late mother-in-law a sartorial nod and took a page out of her epic fashion playbook.

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White Wedding

When you enter Westminster Abbey a woman and walk out a literal princess.

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Mum’s The Word

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Prince George and Princess Charlotte, aka two of the most adorable tots, and they have baby British accents. BRB, overwhelmed with cuteness.

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Seeing Red

Talk about an on-point après-ski game. Mental note: Red looks good on everyone. Also, learn how to ski.

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Crème de la Crème

Diana donned a beige trench for her first trip to Wales, and Kate fur sure noticed.

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Reporting for Duty

These military-inspired looks are everything. We salute you!

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Visions in White

Di and Kate putting out serious Grace Kelly vibes. Where’s a vintage convertible when you need it?

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Hats Off

If there’s such a thing as hat envy, we officially have it.

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In Black and White

If anyone can pull off polka dots like a boss, it’s ladies of royalty…and now us.

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