Meghan Markle's pink 'Royal rule breaker' gown might be sweet homage to Princess Diana

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 14, 2018
08:19 A.M.

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, may have broken royal protocol with her pink outfit, but it could have been a sweet tribute to her late mother-in-law.


On June 9th, Markle celebrated her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday along with her new husband, Prince Harry, and the rest of the Royal Family.

Markle chose to wear a baby pink off-shoulder dress designed by Carolina Herrera. She completed the ensemble with a matching Philip Treacy hat and clutch

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A lot of onlookers were quick to suggest that the former Suits actress may have broken royal protocol with her outfit choice, but there were others who pointed out that her dress had similarities to what Princess Diana wore in the 80’s.

In 1987, Princess Diana visited the Berlin Opera House wearing a baby pink ball gown made by Catherine Walker.

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Royal fans took notice of the similarities of both outfits and suggested that the Duchess may have chosen the Herrera outfit in honor of the late People’s Princess.

The fabrics were different but both dresses had the same shade of color and both had an off-shoulder cut. There were also pink buttons on the bodice of both outfits as well.

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Although, the buttons on Princess Diana’s gown were smaller and appeared non-functional unlike Markle’s.

It remains unclear whether the dresses were just a happy coincidence or were on purpose.

In the past, Markle has already paid tribute to Princess Diana when she wore Prince Harry’s late mother’s aquamarine ring during her wedding day.

Markle’s presence during Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations, which also included a traditional Trooping the Colour parade, marked her first-ever appearance on the balcony at the Buckingham Palace.

The balcony appearance has always been looked forward to by many royal fans. For more stories about the British Royal Family, visit our Twitter account, @amomama_usa.

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