Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 17th June 1987, Ascot

Diana wore this striped navy and white silk suit by Roland Klein to Ascot in June 1987. In the jacket the bold stripes run vertically, but the same stripes go horizontally in the pleated skirt. The large white straw hat is by Philip Somerville.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 5th June 1986, Derby races

The Princess of Wales attends for the first time the famous Epsom Derby in June 1986. She wears an elegant black and white polka dot knee-length Edelstein dress. The dress has a gathered peplum fanning out from a ruched waistband.The hat in a contrasting polka dot theme is worn to one side.

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Princess Diana: 20th April 1985, La Spezia, Italy

For a visit to the naval base in La Spezia, Italy, in April 1985, the Princess of Wales wore an american sailor’s “doughboy” to inspect a submarine.The hat was made by the milliner Graham Smith. Diana wore it with a double-breasted cream and navy prinstripe wool coat dress by Catherine Walker.

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Duchess Kate: “Naomi” French tweed and wool shift dress by Madderson

The “Naomi” short shift navy wool dress trimmed with French pink and cream tweed at the hem and details on the dress and three-quarter sleeves. It is by Madderson, London.

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I find this dress a bit bulky even though it looks a very high quality garment.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 16th January 2015 when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte to visit the Barlby Primary School in Ladbroke Grove, London.

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Duchesse Or Ange: Cream bonnet in alpaca wool – Newborn

Newborn cream bonnet in alpaca wool with picot edging and under-the-chin tie similar to the bonnet seen on Princess Charlotte.

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Size: newborn
Height : 14 cm (5,5 in)
Depth: 9 cm (3,5 in)
85% acrylic, 15% alpaca
Handmade in France

Available at the Duchesse Or Ange store, handmade clothing for babies and young children.

Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 3rd December 1990, Accademia Italiana, London

Diana at Accademia Italiana in Ruthland Gate, London, an exhibition of Italian art and antiques, which she opened in December 1990. At this occasion she wears a red and black plaid wool suit over a simple white blouse.

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Duchess Kate: midnight blue silk suit by Amanda Wakeley

Midnight blue vintage silk mikado suit with a fitted peplum jacket, wing collar with a hook and eye closure up the front, topstitched darts and a straight skirt. It is by Amanda Wakeley.


It is a very elegant suit with lovely details and a colour that really suits the Duchess.

1- Kate Middleton wore it previous to her wedding on 11th April 2011 to officially open with Prince William the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in Darwen.

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2- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it again on 3rd June 2011 for official portraits taken in the garden of Clarence House prior to the official visit to Canada and California.

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