Kate Middleton recreates Princess Diana's go-to look with scarlet tribute in Denmark

Kate Middleton recreates Princess Diana's look
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Kate Middleton recreated Princess Diana’s go-to look as she stepped out in Denmark for her first engagement since half term.

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in scarlet as she appeared in Copenhagen during her latest solo engagement. As a senior member of The Firm, Kate is no stranger to undertaking engagements alone and her visit to Denmark has seen her discover even more about her passion - early childhood. Taking to Twitter, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official account shared a sweet video of Kate as she prepared to learn more about how Denmark approaches early childhood development. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits of the Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Project at the University of Copenhagen

The caption explained, “We’ve arrived in Copenhagen! 🇩🇰 To learn more about Denmark’s approach to early childhood development And explore how The Centre for Early Childhood can take learnings from this world-leading work.”

In June last year Kate launched The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, which aims to raise awareness of why the first five years of life are so important for our future outcomes. Now she’s throwing herself into seeing how Denmark’s approach could help influence the Centre’s work going forwards.

For this important engagement Kate opted for a white blouse and a red boucle blazer. The jacket featured regal gold buttons which she previously wore to the Euros 2020, where Prince George was dubbed “the best bit” after appearing in a sweet video. 

Diana, Princess of Wales during a visit to RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire, 25th October 1989.

Not only was the bright red and white look a wonderful way to honour Denmark’s flag colours during this Copenhagen visit but it had the Princess of Wales written all over it.

Princess Diana, who died in 1997, was often photographed wearing a red blazer as a classic wardrobe go-to item. This includes one with equally stunning military-style gold buttons which formed part of a full Catherine Walker suit and couldn't have been more perfect for Diana's visit to RAF Wittering in 1989.

Diana, Princess of Wales wearing a red jacket embroidered with black leaves, at the launch of the 'Bike 89' charity event in Hyde Park

Whilst the Princess chose a fitted design with statement black floral motifs worn for the launch of the 'Bike 89' charity event in Hyde Park in 1989.

And it wasn't just single breasted red blazers Princess Diana rocked! In 1997, she wowed the crowds in a an effortlessly elegant double-breasted blazer with matching buttons. Allowing the scarlet tones to do all the talking, Diana kept things black-and-white when it came to her blouse and accessories, including a very fashion-forward hat.

Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a spotted neck tie blouse with a fitted red blazer and black top hat, during a visit to Shelburne on June 16, 1983 in Nova Scotia, Canada

Just like Kate opting for an outfit that celebrated Denmark's flag, Diana's look for this visit to Shelburne on June 16, 1983 in Nova Scotia made good use of red and white in tribute to Canada.

Whether or not Kate Middleton intentionally recreated Diana's go-to look, the royal women's love of red blazers for special engagements couldn't be more eye-catching!

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.