Kate's tribute to Diana

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Kate’s tribute to Diana: Princess of Wales channels her late mother-in-law’s timeless fashion sense in a vintage blue Chanel jacket for her outing to the Olympic Park

  • Princess of Wales wore dark blue Chanel blazer to visit to London’s Olympic Park 
  • It was reminiscent of several outfits her late mother-in-law wore in the 1990s 
  • Diana was a big fan of a dark blue jacket, wearing them on several occasions

Kate Middleton appeared to channel the fashion prowess of the late Princess Diana as she visited London’s Olympic Park in a dark blue blazer today.     

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited a former London 2012 venue on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of sports charity Coach Core.

Kate looked perfectly polished in a vintage blue Chanel jacket as she arrived at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The Chanel 1995 trimmed double-breasted jacket, which featured CC-logo embossed buttons, was reminiscent of outfits worn by Princess Diana in the mid 1990s.

In 1994, Diana was photographed leaving the San Lorenzo restaurant in London, wearing an outfit which bares an uncanny resemblance to that worn by Kate today.

Kate Middleton appeared to channel the fashion prowess of the late Princess Diana as she visited London's Olympic Park in a dark blue blazer today

Kate Middleton appeared to channel the fashion prowess of the late Princess Diana as she visited London’s Olympic Park in a dark blue blazer today

The Chanel 1995 trimmed double-breasted jacket, which featured CC-logo embossed buttons, was reminiscent of outfits worn by Princess Diana in the mid 1990s

The Chanel 1995 trimmed double-breasted jacket, which featured CC-logo embossed buttons, was reminiscent of outfits worn by Princess Diana in the mid 1990s

Both royals paired the piece with black trousers, and opted for a pair of black shoes. 

The late Princess of Wales also famously wore a dark blue blazer for photographs taken outside Buckingham Palace on February 24, 1981 – the day her engagement to Prince Charles was announced.

Today, Kate paired her statement garment with black wide-leg trousers and a matching top, and added a touch of glitz to her look with a dainty silver necklace.

It comes after Kate’s faithful bodyguard, Sergeant Emma Probert, was awarded with a royal distinction earlier on Thursday.

Pictured: Kate Middleton today

Pictured: Princess Diana in 1994

In 1994, Diana was photographed leaving the San Lorenzo restaurant in London, wearing an outfit which bares an uncanny resemblance to that worn by Kate today

Both royals paired the piece with black trousers, and opted for a pair of black shoes

Both royals paired the piece with black trousers, and opted for a pair of black shoes

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited a former London 2012 venue on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of sports charity Coach Core

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited a former London 2012 venue on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of sports charity Coach Core 

The Princess of Wales pictured today

The Princess of Wales pictured today

 Today, Kate paired her statement garment with black wide-leg trousers and a matching top, and added a touch of glitz to her look with a dainty silver necklace

Emma, who was assigned to Kate’s Royal Protection Unit in 2010, was made a member of Royal Victorian Order on the Birthday’s Honour list last year. 

She beamed as she received the distinction from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace today. The title is awarded to individuals who have personally served the Monarch with distinction. 

Emma has accompanied the Princess of Wales on countless royal engagements since her wedding to Prince William in 2011. Before working for Kate, Probert was in charge of the security for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

The discreet figure has been responsible for the security of mother-of-three Kate since her first steps into royal life, and had to step up to the mark in order to ensure the Princess remained safe on a number of occasions. 

Sergeant Probert, a member of Scotland Yard’s Protection Squad is trained in martial arts and also carries a 9mm Glock pistol and a Taser stun gun at all times when with the royals. She is also thought to wear a stab vest while on duty with the royals.

Diana also famously wore a dark blue blazer for photographs taken outside Buckingham Palace on February 24, 1981 - the day her engagement to Prince Charles was announced

Diana also famously wore a dark blue blazer for photographs taken outside Buckingham Palace on February 24, 1981 – the day her engagement to Prince Charles was announced

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