Pakistan royal visit: Kate’s outfits draw Diana comparisons

File photo dated 15/10/19 of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a periwinkle blue traditional kurta by local designer Maheen Khan, during a visit to a school in central Islamabad on day two of the royal visit to Pakistan, and file photo dated 23/05/97 of Diana, Princess of Wales, pictured in a royal blue shalwar kameez, during her visit to Lahore, Pakistan.Image copyrightPA Media
Image caption The woman who designed Kate’s kurta says it’s all a coincidence

The Duchess of Cambridge’s outfits on the royal tour of Pakistan have drawn comparisons with those worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.

Some say Kate’s putting a modern twist on clothes worn by her husband William’s mother during trips to Pakistan in the 1990s. On day two of the visit Kate’s dress bore a striking resemblance to the blue floral pattern outfit Diana wore when she met young cancer patients in a Lahore hospital in May 1997.

On social media many have praised the Duchess for her style choices – and women have been sharing photos of their blue dresses.

But the designer behind some of the outfits says any similarity with what Diana wore is just a coincidence.

“As far as my designs for the Duchess are concerned, I didn’t have any particular idea or colour in mind,” Maheen Khan told BBC Urdu.