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Sophie Countess of Wessex has often been compared to Princess Diana - and it's easy to see why

The royal blondes have more in common than we realised.

By Alex Lilly
Duchess Catherine and Duchess Meghan are often compared to one another, but before they joined the royal family, fans noticed some similarities between two other women within the firm.
Though they didn't cross paths, Prince Edward's wife Countess Sophie of Wessex and Prince Charles' first wife Princess Diana shared more parallels than just their iconic blonde bobs.
Sophie of Wessex oozes elegance and sophistication but shows strength and compassion whilst on royal duties and mingling with the general public, just as the Princess of Wales did during and after her time as a working royal.
Unfortunately, we were never able to see the two embark on royal outings together as Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation in 1992 and the royal mother-of-two tragically died in 1997 - just two years before Prince Edward and the then-Sophie Rhys-Jones' royal wedding.
Needless to say, both the Queen's daughter-in-laws will be royal favourites for years to come, as well as the ultimate nineties style icons.
Keep scrolling to see all the times the royal blondes twinned.

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