The sadly never met her mother-in-law, but she still follows in 's footsteps every day.
While grew up in a noble family, she technically married not only a prince but the heir apparent as a regular English woman. Kate Middleton started from even humbler beginnings — her parents worked as a flight dispatcher and flight attendant before founding their party supply company.
Before she got engaged to Prince Charles, Diana served as a in a London kindergarten. Kate worked as an accessory buyer for a clothing store for a year after graduating from University of St Andrews.
When she became the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, with a whopping 8-foot train. Of course the stretched even longer at a staggering 25 feet.
While some overlap seems natural, the royals for it to be mere coincidence. The Duchess even regularly wears .
Yes, they both received the same engagement ring, but Kate to the people's princess by donning her iconic tiara, the . The Queen gave her daughter-in-law the famous diamond-and pearl topper in 1981, and it still turns heads today.
When you're one of the most photographed women in the world, you quickly learn how to sit for the cameras. Both royals masted the knees and ankles together (never crossed!) with legs tilted to one side.
They each have two children (although Kate's allegedly wants more!) but their families share more than just size. Both Kate and Diana recognize the importance of , whether it's traveling with their kids while performing royal duties or keeping unruly toddlers in line.
Appearing at engagements comes with the title, but both Diana and Kate make helping others a priority. The Princess helped bring into the spotlight, while the Duchess hopes to combat the stigmatization of mental illness with .
and in a snap, but neither them are afraid to get casual from time to time. They even share a love for the same , at public events.
It's no secret . But when it comes to role models, their generosity and caring spirits sets these celebrities apart.