Princess Diana once wore an all-white ensemble that resembled Meghan Markle’s attire during this week’s Commonwealth Day event.

On April 10, 1987, the Princess of Wales donned a white suit designed by Catherine Walker that featured drum majorette gold frogging and epaulets. Princess Diana accentuated her look with her white cap during her visit to the Sandhurst Military Academy.

Thirty years later, Kate Middleton also wore a similar ensemble, and she was believed to have channeled her late mother-in-law. The Duchess of Cambridge wore her unique ensemble when she attended the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Markle is the latest member of the royal family to have worn a nurse-like attire during Monday’s Commonwealth Day event. Markle channeled Princess Diana, but this is not the first time that she has done so. Even though Markle and the Princess of Wales never had the chance to meet, it seems that they have similar tastes in clothes.

Despite not meeting each other, Princess Diana’s former protection officer, Ken Wharfe, said that Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom would’ve loved Middleton and Markle.

“She was the sort of mother who would think: ‘If that’s what my son wants, it’s not really for me to make judgments whether that person is right or wrong. And she would have assumed they’d made the right judgment, therefore, you can guarantee Diana’s love and support,” he told Now to Love.

Wharfe added that Prince Charles’ ex-wife would’ve been impressed with how her sons refused to let the firm influence their choice in partners.

“William and Catherine are clearly unlike any other royal marriage, it’s a relationship that William found himself. No one introduced them, they met at university… By complete contrast, you have Harry here – the Prince that will never be King – off in a totally different direction and supposedly in love with an American soap star,” he said.

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Meghan Markle paid tribute to Princess Diana at the Commonwealth Day event on Monday. Pictured: Markle leaves following a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019 in London, England. Getty Images/Jack Taylor