Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana yesterday by choosing a dress to wear to Remembrance Sunday.

On a grey day in Whitehall, the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, opted for a favourite Alexander McQueen military-style black dress coat with red epaulettes, a white collar and silver button detail as she watched Prince William and Prince Charles lay wreaths at the Whitehall war memorial below. 

Kate cut a serious figure wearing the same elegant bespoke dress coat she had worn at the 2018 Remembrance Sunday service, accessorising with a chic, drop-brim £275 black hat by Tiffany.

The choice of hat that the mother of three chose was very similar to one worn by Princess Diana at the exact same time in 1992. 

Kate Middleton, 39, appeared to pay tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana (pictured, in 1992) with her choice of outfit to attend Remembrance Sunday yesterday

Kate Middleton, 39, appeared to pay tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana with her choice of outfit to attend Remembrance Sunday yesterday

Kate Middleton, 39, appeared to pay tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana (pictured left, in 1992)  with her choice of outfit to attend Remembrance Sunday yesterday 

On the third balcony, Sophie Wessex was joined by the Duchess and Duchess Cornwall. They chatted with Camilla before the ceremony started.  

Camilla was often seen looking at her daughter in law. Also, the Duchess Of Cambridge frequently spoke with the Countess de Wessex as three of the most important royals were representing the Queen along other royals.   

Kate’s style echoed Lady Diana Spencer’s 1992 appearance in a wide-brimmed hat. 

Meanwhile the Duchess also donned Diana’s Collingwood earrings for the service at Whitehall. 

The Duchess joined Sophie Wessex and the Duchess of Cornwall on the third balcony above the war memorial

On the third balcony, above the war memorial, Sophie Wessex joined the Duchess and Duchess of Cornwall.

Kate's choice of wide-brimmed hat was extremely reminiscent of a similar outfit worn by Princess Diana in 1992 to the same event (pictured)

Kate’s selection of a wide-brimmed cap was very reminiscent of Princess Diana’s 1992 outfit (pictured). 

To show off the pearl earrings, she wore her brunette hair down.  

Kate often wears jewelry that honors her mother in law, such as her sapphire engagement band, once owned by Diana. 

Kate has a great eye for details and is often compared to Princess Diana in her fashion choices. 

In September, mother-of-three Kate dazzled at the James Bond No Time to Die premiere in a custom Jenny Packham embellished gown – which is usually priced at £2,800. Featuring cape sleeve detailing and structured shoulders, she teamed her dress with bespoke £290 Onitaa earrings – which were made in Pakistan by the South Asian luxury couture label. 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, pictured turning to chat with the Duchess of Cambridge as they await the start of the ceremony. It had been hoped the Queen would be in attendance this year, after last year's ceremony was pared down due to Covid

As they wait for the start of their ceremony, Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, is seen chatting with the Duchess. After last year’s cutbacks, it was hoped that the Queen would attend this year’s ceremony.

Kate looked very similar to Princess Diana’s 1985 James Bond movie premiere in A View to Kill. 

In May, the Duchess sported a £59.99 Zara blazer and £95.00 pleated midi skirt by Hope Fashion in the colour of the Scottish flag which drew a striking similarity to a look the Princess of Wales donned nearly three decades ago for a day of royal duties in Nottingham.

And in July last year, Kate donned a deep blue £525 Beulah London gown as she paid a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn to mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS.

It’s striking white collar with blue polkadot patterns reminded me of the bold shirt dress worn by Princess Diana in 1985.

A moment of reflection: Kate closed her eyes during the ceremony as those gathered paid their respects to fallen soldiers

The Duchess, wearing a £19.99 Royal British Legion crystal poppy brooch alongside a trio of larger poppies, offered a smile to those gathered as she looked out over the crowds gathered for this year's Remembrance Sunday service

Kate took a moment to reflect as she closed her eyes while the procession was taking place.

Meanwhile in May, the mother-of-three donned a £550 pretty red floral gown by Beulah London for the virtual appearance, with the dress featuring a bold white collar.

The dress was remarkably like the one Princess Diana wore on a November 1986 trip to Oman.

In her absence, the Queen was absent so the Duchess joined Sophie Wessex (Duchess) on the Foreign Office balcony in order to pay tribute to those who died at the Cenotaph.

While the queen was originally expected to be present at the service, doctors advised her against it at the eleventh hour. Camilla, Sophie Wessex, and Kate Middleton were elected to stand in for the monarch.

Lest we forget: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Cenotaph earlier this morning for the ceremony

Not to be forgotten: This morning, the Duke and Duchess arrived earlier at the Cenotaph for the ceremony

Boris Johnson (Prince Charles and Prince William) observed the silence for two minutes as 11am approached.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the monarch of 95 was sorry to have made this decision and she is disappointed not being able to attend the event. This marks the 22nd time that she has been absent from the event in 22 years.

According to reports, the Queen was deeply disappointed that she could not attend the service. She considers it one of her most important engagements. However, she plans to resume as scheduled with light formal duties next week.

He was a World War II soldier who drove and mechanically worked in the army. The monarch would be able to observe the ceremony from his balcony at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Building in central London.