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Meghan Markle And Princess Diana Are Royal Fashion Icons, So Let's Relive Some Of Their Most Iconic Looks

Queens of fashion. ๐Ÿ‘‘

Meghan Markle and Princess Diana are both icons in their own right, but one iconic feature they share is their unmatched sense of style.

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Basically, Diana's fashion defined the '80s, and Meghan's style will be just one facet of her incredible legacy.

Let's start off with the obvious first choice โ€” their wedding dresses.

Lady Diana Spencer's David and Elizabeth Emanuel wedding dress was called the "most closely guarded secret in fashion history."

Princess's Di's puffy 80s gown
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Diana called the designers' studio personally to ask them to create her gown. They even made her a matching umbrella, just in case it rained.

Meghan's stunning Givenchy gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller, the label's first female artistic director.

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Clare said that she and Meghan worked on the design in secret for five months with no one else involved.

Diana wore a classic Cojana skirt suit for her engagement photo shoot with Prince Charles.

Diana wears a matching jacket and skirt the color of the sapphire in her engagement ring
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After the announcement, the couple did a TV interview together, starting a new tradition for royal couples to follow.

Meghan, being the truly tradition-defying queen that she is, wore this absolutely stunning sheer Ralph & Russo couture gown for her official engagement photos.

When she left the hospital with baby William, Princess Di wore this loose-fitting polka dot dress, again keeping with royal tradition.

Diana wears a very 80s maternity dress as she and Charles carry William out of the hospital
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Kate Middleton wore a similar dress when she and Prince William left the hospital with baby Georgie.

However, when Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, presented their firstborn baby to the public, she broke royal expectations by wearing this more formfitting Grace Wales Bonner dress.

Meghan wears a white trench dress while she and Harry pose with baby Archie
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People praised Meghan's dress because it showed off her post-pregnancy baby bump, showcasing the realities of what a body looks like after childbirth.

Princess Di was seen wearing an eye-catching coat and a velvet hat two days after the palace announced her second pregnancy.

Diana wears a long, puffy coat and a hat with silk flowers
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Diana and Charles' official announcement was made on Feb. 13, and it hit the newspaper the following day.

For the announcement of her second child, Meghan wore a Carolina Herrera dress that was custom made for her first pregnancy.

Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news! #remoteshoot #shotonipad #shotbymisan

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She announced her pregnancy on Valentine's Day, almost exactly 37 years after Diana told the world that she was pregnant with her second son, Harry.

Diana wasn't always sporting such classic royal looks. As her more casual outfits showed, the "People's Princess" was no stranger to denim.

Diana wears mom jeans, a t-shirt, a blazer, a cap, and boots
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Diana sported this casual look at the Guards Polo Club in 1988.

Meghan, a true millennial, wore these lovely skinny jeans to watch her friend Serena Williams play at Wimbledon.

Meghan walking down stairs, wearing sunglasses, jeans, a white jacket, and high heels
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Some outlets claimed that the Duchess of Sussex's wardrobe choice made the All England Club members upset, but a spokesperson for the club said, "Any suggestion that the duchessโ€™s visit was anything other than a privilege for the club is categorically not the view of the club, and she is always welcome to attend the championships."

Of course, I had to save my favorites for last...

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Here's Princess Diana, having a Cinderella moment at the Cannes Film Festival.

Princess Diana wearing a strapless, long white gown and walking alongside Prince Charles
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This chiffon Catherine Walker gown was sold at the Julien's Auctions Hollywood Legends Memorabilia auction in 2013, raising ยฃ81,000 ($112,265) for a children's charity.

And here's Meghan, looking as if she's filming the greatest romance movie of all time during the first public appearance she and Harry made after announcing that they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family.

Meghan and Harry smile at each other and walk under an umbrella in the rain
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She was *glowing* in her blue Victoria Beckham dress. What really makes it so beautiful is how happy she looks!

Princess Diana was a true fashion icon, and Meghan is making history with her tradition-defying looks and more.

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