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Duchess of Cambridge’ Pays Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales With Polka-Dot Ascot Dress

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Kate Middleton  and Prince William joined racegoers at Ascot on Friday, 17 June, in Berkshire. The Duchess of Cambridge along with Duke of Cambridge waved to spectators and fans in the parade ring. They have not visited Royal Ascot since 2019.
 Kate  wore a £1,970 Alessandra Rich polka dot dress, accessorizing with a handcrafted Sally-Ann Provan hat and Princess Diana’s diamond and pearl earrings. Wills donned a suit, waistcoat, and hat at Ascot in 1988, while the Princess of Wales wore a similar ensemble in 1988. The Cambridges led the traditional carriage parade of royal visitors, however, the Queen was once again absent from the historic racecourse. Following in the carriage were Peter Phillips and Lindsay Wallace, who attended a variety of engagements with the Queen’s grandson throughout the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Diana wore 34 years ago when she attended Royal Ascot in 1988. At the time the “People’s Princess” opted for a pearl necklace with matching black and white heels and a polka dot hat.
Diana, Princess of Wales at Royal Ascot in 1988. Photo / Getty Images

The couple joined the future King and Queen consort at the event as well as Peter Phillips and his girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, Lady Gabriella Windsor and Prince Michael of Kent.

The Royal Ascot appearances come amid reports the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are planning to retire from public royal life. The Daily Telegraph has reported the retirement will coincide with the prince’s 80th birthday early next month.

Alessandra Rich Asymmetric Polka-Dot Silk Crepe De Chine Dress
Garrard & Co Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring
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