Princess Diana and Duchess Meghan Markle are arguably (and perhaps controversially) the most beloved women in the Royal Family’s long history. From their passion for humanity and philanthropic endeavors to their down-to-earth-despite-their-status demeanors, it’s fair to say the two women’s personalities parallel one another. That’s not all they seem to share in common — ever since her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan has made a heartwarming habit of donning fashion ensembles that give a nod to earlier outfits worn by her late mother-in-law.
There’s no doubt that Princess Di is one of the most prominent fashion icons of her time. She wore regal dresses that thoughtfully paid homage to nations she was visiting; she played with trousers and tuxedo jackets (something no other Royal woman dared to do at the time), and no one has forgotten her legendary “Revenge Dress” that brazenly showed the world more than just her metaphorical middle finger to Prince Charles after he publicly admitted to his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
Meghan has previously spoken about the importance of keeping Diana’s memory alive, and it’s clear that the duchess is using fashion as a creative, sentimental way to do so. From outfits incorporating the same color schemes to ensembles that are enchantingly similar in a multitude of ways, Meghan has elegantly modernized a great many of the princess’s most dazzling looks. Glamorous gowns, fancy fascinators, striking suits, and even casual clothing have been beautifully reincarnated by Meghan Markle in her most iconic looks inspired by Princess Diana.