Kate Middleton Takes Style Note From Princess Diana With Bold Red Look

Kate Middleton was a lady in red at the Wales vs. England rugby match, in which she stole the spotlight in a bright red houndstooth coat that looked reminiscent of Princess Diana's past getup.

By Alyssa Morin Feb 27, 2023 9:21 PMTags
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Kate Middleton ruled the sidelines in red.

While attending the Wales vs. England Six Nations rugby match on Feb. 25, the newly crowned Princess of Wales wowed in a bright red and white houndstooth coat that was a chic nod to one of Princess Diana's boldest style moments

There's no denying all eyes were on the Catherine Walker & Co. wool coat, as it featured a double-breasted silhouette, pointed collars and oversized red buttons. Kate kept the rest of her attire understated, wearing a simple black turtleneck and matching pantyhose.

But Princess Diana, who wasn't afraid to take a few fashion risks, paired her bold Moschino coat with a black-and-white houndstooth pencil skirt, red-tipped pumps and a wide-brim hat—complete with a veil for added drama.

The late royal first wore her head-turning coat to the christening of Princess Eugenie in December 1990 and loved the piece so much that she recycled it a few times, including during her official visit to Canada in 1991.

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Kate followed in Princess Diana's footsteps in that regard as well, as she originally wore her Catherine Walker coat during a 2018 Stockholm visit when she was pregnant with Prince Louis. But of course, Kate has been repurposing pieces from her closet for years.

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Kate's nod to Princess Diana wasn't the only meaning behind her swoon-worthy look either.

For the event, Kate, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, she pinned a diamond rose brooch to her coat's collar that showed her support for England. After all, the team's uniforms have a red rose motif placed on the jerseys. Plus, Kate wore the accessory in a video encouraging the women's rugby team last October.

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Kate's latest look is just one of the many bright outfits she's worn in recent years. Keep scrolling to see all of her fabulous, fierce and fun fashion moments.

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