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6 Times Duchess Kate Channeled Princess Diana's Love of Polka Dots

The royals' go-to summer print is a classic for a reason.
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Polka dots aren't just a classic summer—they were one of Princess Diana's signature prints. Here's how her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, has paid tribute to the late princess with similarly cheerful styles over the years.


Diana in a black and white polka dot dress by Victor Edelstein at a polo match in 1987; Kate in a similar print by Dolce & Gabbana at Wimbledon in 2017.


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Diana in blue and white polka dots at Victoria Station in London in 1989; Kate in a blue Altuzarra Aimee polka dot dress at Stewards Academy with Heads Together in Harlow, England in 2016.


Diana in teal polka dots leaving St. Mary's Hospital with newborn Prince William in 1982; The Duchess of Cambridge also left St. Mary's Hospital after the birth of Prince George in 2013 wearing a nearly identical maternity dress by Jenny Packham.


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Princess Diana accessorized a Victor Edelstein peplum dress with a polka dot hat at the Epsom Derby in 1986; Kate finished her polka dot maternity look from Topshop with a hat at a wedding near Oxford, England in 2013.


The Princess of Wales paired a pussy-bow blouse in a polka dot print with a red blazer while on a tour of Canada in 1983; The Duchess of Cambridge wore a nearly identical red blazer from Zara over a black and white blouse at the London Olympics in 2012.


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The Princess Of Wales in a navy polka dot dress with a white collar at home in Kensington Palace in 1985; Kate Middleton checking into the Goring Hotel in navy polka dots and a white blazer before her 2011 wedding.

From: House Beautiful

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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