Kate Middleton appeared to channel Diana by wearing a polka dot dress with striking similarities to one she wore decades earlier, during a series of royal visits today.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen dressed smartly in a blue and white polka dot blouse, matching trousers and blazer as she visited young people in the West Midlands.
Her mother-in-law was known for her obsession with the patterns and was seen in different coloured outfits over her years with the Royal Family.
Prince William, 38, and Kate, 39, have been visiting different youth centres as part of a series of events to mark the UK’s national Mental Health Awareness week, which is now in its 21st year.
The royal couple were pictured having a whale of a time as they participated in different youth activities, while they were seen giggling away as they faced each other in a ping pong game.
Their first stop on Thursday was at The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, an organisation that provides sports, arts and recreation activities for youngsters every night of the week.
After visiting the Youth Zone, the royal couple moved on to visit Base25, a charity that supports young people who have difficulties in accessing mainstream services.
The last stop on Thursday was at the HugglePets charity, where children with SEN disabilities or other challenges are supported through the use of Animal Assisted Therapy.
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on nature as an important tool to not just improve one’s wellbeing but also prevent and help recovery from mental health issues.
It comes after the Mirror reported earlier this week how Kate spent time talking to a mum and her daughter about how her generation has been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to Niaz Maleknia over the phone about her portrait ‘Cancelled’, which was among the 100 selected as part of the ‘Hold Still’ National Portrait Gallery exhibition spearheaded by the Cambridges.
She then spoke to her daughter Ronny, who is the subject in Niaz’s portraits and who told the duchess that while mental health among youngsters “hasn’t been great”, it was positive to see that more people were openly talking about it.
The Duchess agreed as she said: “Absolutely, everyone has sort of experienced something together in a way so there is no shame in talking about it and that’s what we’ve been really keen to do, it’s break that stigma and start those conversations around mental health.