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Prince William and Duchess Catherine follow in Princess Diana's footsteps in Pakistan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in traditional dress for their third day in Pakistan.

By Alex Lilly
Prince William and Duchess Catherine have worn a number of traditional outfits on their royal tour of Pakistan and day three is no exception.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in the Chitral district of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on the Afghan border and were gifted with embroidered coats and hats with peacock feathers.
But as the royal couple donned the traditional garments, we were reminded of a very similar outfit William's late mother Princess Diana wore when she visited the same area.
As Prince William and Duchess Catherine touched down at the airport, they were given traditional Chitrali hats, a coat each and Duchess Catherine was given an extra warm shawl.
Underneath, the Duchess of Cambridge wore her Really Wild Clothing vest that she wore on a royal tour of India and Bhutan with a new midi skirt and shirt and a pair of brown boots.
They were also given a book commemorating Princess Diana's 1991 visit that Prince William took a moment to look through.
On the third day of their royal tour, Prince William and Duchess Catherine wore traditional clothing from the Chitral district. (Image: Getty Images)
Duchess Catherine wrapped her coat around her to keep warm. (Image: Getty Images)
The Duchess of Catherine's hat reminded us of one Princess Diana wore in 1991. (Image: Getty Images)
During her solo visit to Pakistan in 1991, Princess Diana was made an honorary member of the Chitral Scouts' elite corps and wore a coat and hat that looks just like the one her eldest son is wearing 28 years later.
Royal correspondent Emily Andrews remarked on Twitter that: "Kate's hat has peacock feathers while Diana's looks like bird of prey."
Regardless, it's quite the similarity!
Princess Diana wore a similar coat and hat when she visited the province in 1991. (Image: Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales wore a similar embroidered coat also. (Image: Getty Images)
It's only been three days, but we've already noticed Duchess Catherine pay homage to her late mother-in-law with her fashion.
Dressed in a stunning turquoise shalwar kameez by Catherine Walker, the Duchess of Cambridge shone as she stepped off the plane at the Pakistani Air Force Base Nur Khan, in the city of Rawalpindi. Princess Diana wore a very similar hue and style of outfit when she visited the country in the 1990s.
Once more, when Duchess Catherine wore a royal blue kurta on their second day, royal fans remarked that Princess Diana wore a similarly embroidered design years before.
Visions in blue! (Images: Getty Images)
Both Princess Diana and Duchess Catherine look radiant in kurtas. (Images: Getty Images)
Prince William and Duchess Catherine began their day at the Broghil National Park where they walked around the tip of a glacier and saw how much it had retreated due to climate change.
According to Kensington Palace , the royal couple are hoping to "shine a light on the very real consequences of global warming and its devastating effects on our planet."

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