Duchess Kate vs. Princess Diana: Royal Style Showdown


From wedding gowns to swimsuits, Princess Kate and the late Princess Diana have more in common than just loving Prince William and wearing the same blue sapphire engagement ring -- they're both style icons!

Though they're fashion preferences may vary slightly, Princess Di and Kate do have some similarities despite the difference in decades and putting their personal spin on styles.

Click the princess pics and decide which style-savvy royal you prefer!

Like Diana, Kate is being hailed as the next "People's Princess" and is already a favorite amongst paparazzi. Prince William proposed to his bride while vacationing in Kenya and presented Kate with his late mother's engagement ring. Kate's gushed over the proposal from Princess Di's eldest son, telling the press, "He's a true romantic and we had a wonderful holiday in Africa and it was out there in a very quiet lodge and it was very romantic and it was very personal time for both of us."

Prince William and his bride said their “I ‘dos” on Friday as the world looked on. William in his military garb and Kate in a show-stopping Sarah Burton designed (Alexander McQueen designer) gown, the couple couldn’t look more royal if they tried! The bridal party included Prince Harry as his brother’s best man and Pippa Middleton as one of Kate’s bridesmaids.

 

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  • Kat
    Kat

    Funny how someone wearing fashions from 2011 looks more "with the times" than someone wearing fashions from 1985!

  • lee
    lee

    Kate looks like any ordinary pretty girl. Princess Diana was a fairy tale princess. No comparison. Princess Diana had magic.

  • Deanna Duncan
    Deanna Duncan

    I totally agree with you! Diana blows Kate away to the max! :)

  • Kourtney
    Kourtney

    i loveeeee kate's dress.

  • Hailie K
    Hailie K

    Red just always looks better with black. Makes the red look more modern and a little edgier.

  • Hailie K
    Hailie K

    Kate always :) She's so pretty! So is Diana, don't get me wrong, but I find dark hair a lot prettier than blonde hair.

  • laurie
    laurie

    Please do not insult the memory of Princess Diana by comaring her and Catherine. While Catherine may be pretty and style conscious, Diana in her very short 36 years did so much for the people, her Country and the beautiful impression she left on her sons. Also let's remember she did not have the support from a loving husband....none of us know what went on behind the scenes but we do know what we saw and Diana held her own during the most horrible times.

  • Lulu
    Lulu

    I think Lady Di looked gorgeousss in her wedding dress and I LOVE Kates dress but if Lady Di wore something like that (Kate's dress) she would have looked so perfectly amazing! However, I kinda doubt Kate could pull off Lady Diana's wedding dress.

  • beatles64
    beatles64

    no, that's definitely Kate. They did wear the same bikini in those shots, but that's not Pippa.

  • JohnSmith
    JohnSmith

    Thats pippa kate's sister....

  • Leana Dela Cruz
    Leana Dela Cruz

    diana:)

  • dancergirl966
    dancergirl966

    I liked Kate's better.

  • Annya Nathaniel
    Annya Nathaniel

    i love kate hat

  • Annya Nathaniel
    Annya Nathaniel

    kate was too skinny

  • Annya Nathaniel
    Annya Nathaniel

    i miss princess diana so so much!

  • kamipj786
    kamipj786

    A princess on the right . and a slut on left!

  • Beatles64
    Beatles64

    for the record, that is velvet, not velour. velour is tacky, like a JLo tracksuit. Velvet can be lovely depending on how it's worn (perfect example of the War Heroes event that Kate wore a gorgeous velvet gown). For the era, Diana looks all right, but obviously Kate is more modern and "with the times".

  • Beatles64
    Beatles64

    Wow, Carling5, overreact much? I think you are actually the one making the internet a nasty, bully-safe environment, calling peope "dipsh!t" and not respecting their opinions (hypocritically, might I add). Yeesh. Chill out.

  • Ratih Mak Gaul
    Ratih Mak Gaul

    alwayz diana...simple n elegan

  • she_devil
    she_devil

    Probably what you refuse to see. She was a kind woman, dedicated to causes, with a grace rarely seen in a royal. I think this is what the world has seen in her, ignoring the obvious shallow component of fashion, component which you so keenly follow and take as the main criteria when it comes to this "face off".

  • she_devil
    she_devil

    Diana all the way...Kate looks she's pushing 50 not 30 and has been hogging the bottle the whole night.

  • she_devil
    she_devil

    Wow, Diana just blew Kate away. No real comparison.

  • she_devil
    she_devil

    Kate is very regal, but don't forget the 80's were known for horrific fashion choices and over the top gowns. Princess Diana was no exception to the rule and her wedding dress reflects the fashion of the period. She's not flamboyant, she's just 80's chic :)

  • Roxy
    Roxy

    I wonder why did kate tense her body so much. What did she see.... lol

  • carling5
    carling5

    Why don't SFTU and respect the opinions of others? You clearly see what you want to see. DIANA WINS HANDS DOWN! AND NOTHING DIPSH!T WRITES WILL CHANGE MY MIND. It's people like you who make the internet a cesspool!

  • carling5
    carling5

    I looked. I'M SURE. Kate pales to Diana in the beauty department. Not even close.

  • sin
    sin

    Diana was a has been from the day she was put into that arranged marriage. She was the only one that fit the criteria for the Royals in regards to bloodlines. She has an inbred look to her. I live next to West Virginia so I know what to look for.

  • sin
    sin

    Velour. Tacky then and tacky now. What did the world see in Diana?

  • sin
    sin

    Kate is much more attractive. She looks like a woman while Diana has some issue with her face. Due to generations past of inbreading to keep the lineage intact.

  • sin
    sin

    Kate.wins. Diana has a little too much inbred blood in her. Makes her look a little off.

  • sin
    sin

    Day and night...literally. Put either both in daywear or both in eveningwear.

  • sin
    sin

    Oh, my. Have to give it to Diana here.

  • sin
    sin

    You are blind. I saw the entire series of Kate and then pulled up Diana before the kids. Kate by a landslide.

  • sin
    sin

    Don't be too sure. Look a the blue eyeliner Diana is wearing.

  • sin
    sin

    No comparison. Kate shows Regal Elagance while Diana went for over the top flamboyant.

  • n
    n

    kate's dress

  • carling5
    carling5

    Kate is pretty, very fit, and looks great in that white bikini! However, she has a boyish figure and she's almost completely flat-chested. Diana was beautiful, charming, and had a nice "rack" even when she was super-thin. Diana also looked great in a bikini. I like Kate, but she lacks the freshness and star quality that Diana always had. As for the pictures themselves, Kate was a 25 year old at that time and Diana was a 35 year old woman who had had two children. Not exactly an apple to apples comparison. Nevertheless, DIANA WINS HANDS DOWN!

  • carling5
    carling5

    Wow! Diana blows Kate out of the water!