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  • Kate Middleton's choice of hat on Remembrance Day was similar to what Princess Diana wore for the same event in 1992
  • The Duchess of Cambridge always wears pearl earrings to the annual event as a tribute to Princess Diana
  • Middleton, Camilla Parker Bowles and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, stayed on the same balcony during the event

Kate Middleton channeled her late mother-in-law Princess Diana when she made an appearance at the Remembrance Day service in London Sunday.

The Duchess of Cambridge joined Camilla Parker Bowles and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on the balcony during the event. The three royals wore black outfits, different hats and poppy pins to mark the occasion.

Middleton donned a military-style jacket by Alexander McQueen, which she first wore when she attended the same event in 2018. She accessorized with a pair of pearl earrings and completed her get-up with a wide-brimmed hat that many found familiar.

Apparently, it was very similar to Princess Diana's headpiece for the same annual event in 1992, Page Six reported. The outlet noted that the hat was a black version of a topper that the duchess already owns in blue. The Queen, who skipped the event, also favors the same shape of a topper.

Middleton always pays tribute to Princess Diana on Remembrance Day by wearing pearl earrings. When Prince William and Prince Harry's mom was alive, the late Princess of Wales' choice of jewelry for the event was also pearls.

In 2019, Middleton borrowed the Queen's pearl and diamond studs when she appeared at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The following day, she sported Queen Elizabeth II's Bahrain pearl drop earrings for Remembrance Sunday.

In 2018, Middleton opted to wear the Oscar de la Renta Pearl Sun Star button earrings, which were very similar to what Princess Diana owned. She also wore another pair of pearl earrings in the previous years.

Meanwhile, the Queen was not able to attend Remembrance Day due to her sprained back. Initially, Her Majesty was very keen on showing up at the event after being advised to avoid making official visits in the past weeks. It was supposed to be her first public appearance following her latest health scare.

An unnamed source told People that the monarch was "deeply disappointed" as she was not able to make it to the event. Queen Elizabeth II regards Remembrance Sunday as "one of the most significant engagements of the year."

"Nobody regrets the Queen's absence today more deeply than Her Majesty," the tipster said.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph on November 14, 2021 in London, England. Samir Hussein/WireImage
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