Kate Middleton Channels Princess Diana’s Type for New E-book

Duchess Kate. Courtesy of Kensington Royal / Instagram

Double intake! The official Instagram account for the duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a candid photo of Kate on March 28 to promote the Duchess’ new book, Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation, in 2020. The occasion draws great similarities to Princess Diana.

While we eagerly await Duchess Kate’s foray into the publishing world in May 2020, let’s take a moment to examine the subtle style in Kensington Palace’s most recent Instagram.

Yes, the Duchess flashed her beautiful sapphire ring that once belonged to Princess Diana, the late mother of husband Prince William. But the all-rounder Royal also wore a so-called collar with a pie crust under her red sweater. And while it is apparently just a trendy fashion choice, there can also be a bit more than what you see here.

This ruffled collar, which resembles the indentations around a pie crust, was originally made famous by Princess Diana, who wore a white collared shirt several times. Usually she has styled the ruffled neckline under coats, sweaters, or even rocked the rushed neckline solo.

Princess Diana in 1985. Nils Jorgensen / Shutterstock

This is far from the first time the Duchess has paid tribute to Princess Diana with her choice of clothes. She famously wore a red dress and a collared coat when she left St. Mary’s Hospital with Prince Louis in 2018, while Princess Diana wore a similar red dress when she brought Prince Harry home in 1984.

Whether royal observers can expect more style symbolism before Kate’s new book remains to be seen. It is clear, however, that the pages of her book will be filled with portraits and moving stories documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

“As we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in the decades to come, we will think of the challenges we all faced – the loved ones we’ve lost, the vast isolation from our families and friends, and the stress on ours most important employees. But we will also remember the positive aspects: the unbelievably friendly actions, the helpers and heroes who have emerged from all areas of life, and how we have adapted together to a new normal ”, writes the Duchess in the foreword of the book.

She continues, “Through Hold Still, I wanted to harness the power of photography to create a permanent record of what we have all experienced – to capture the stories of individuals and document important moments for families and communities as we experience the pandemic lived through. “

People couldn’t help but express their approval of the king’s newest venture in the comments. One wrote, “I’m so glad we got this book … it’s a brilliant idea! The Duchess looks brilliant in this photo, her love of photography is so heartwarming to see. “

Kate’s love of photography has also come in handy when it comes to documenting the lives of children, Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (2).

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