To be fair the royals always favor those matronly suits. Any suit Kate wears will probably look like something Diana wore before.
But to be fair, Diana was dressing like this when that kind of look was fashionable. As fashion has changed since then (and though I don't think Kate's look was intentionally similar) this just proves Kate has a frumpy and outdated sense of style.
Wow thats unbelievable! Of course its inevitable that Kate would wear suits that look like Diana's but when you also wear the belt and turtleneck the same, doesn't seem like a coincidence anymore.
And I agree, that looked good on Diana because it looked good at that time, but 15 years later it isn't as fashionable. Plus Diana was almost 10 years older than Kate.
march UK Vogue has a very nice article about how British public personnae aren't allowed to dress fashionable. it also mentions how Kate had to take an official engagement pic in something affordable for all.
all in all, I hope she really enjoys her style, I would die if I had to dress so dowdy
A girl should be two things, Classy & Fabulous. (Chanel)
French style is about passion for beauty and joie de vivre. (Elbaz)