Kate Middleton's nod to Princess Diana in $139 Zara blazer

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Kate Middleton has mirrored an outfit worn by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, following a report of "deceitful behaviour" during the princess’ controversial 1995 BBC Panorama television interview.

The Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband, Prince William, in Scotland for the couple's latest royal tour.

Kate Middleton and Prince William on tour
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Turning Point Scotland's centre as part of their Scottish royal tour. Photo: Getty Images

For their first day of engagements, 39-year-old Kate showed off her diplomatic dressing, opting for a tonal cobalt blue ensemble, which paid homage to the Scottish flag.

Princess Diana wore an extremely similar outfit in 1992, however while Diana went all-out with the blue, even wearing blue heels, Kate decided to keep her accessories tonal.

The bold ensemble featured a $139 Zara blazer, which the mum-of-three also sported earlier this month on International Day of the Midwife.

Diana, Princess of Wales with her sister and Lady-in-Waiting, Sarah McCorquodale.
Princess Diana wore a very similar outfit in 1992. Photo: Getty Images

It features pronounced shoulders, double-breasted metal button fastening at the front and a lapel collar.

And the affordable buys did not stop there.

The duchess debuted a new pleated midi skirt by Hope Fashion, which featured an on-trend contrast asymmetric hem.

The satin pleated skirt retails for $173 (£95) and is currently available to pre-order, with its delivery date estimated as June 7th.

Contrast Hem Pleated Skirt by Hope Fashion
The Contrast Hem Pleated Skirt can now be pre-ordered. Photo: Hope Fashion

Buy it: The Contrast Hem Pleated Skirt - Cobalt | $173 from Hope Fashion

Contrast Hem Pleated Skirt by Hope Fashion
Contrast Hem Pleated Skirt by Hope Fashion

The skirt comes in three sizes: slim (for 8-10), curvy (12-14) and super curvy (16-20). Its elasticated waist not only means versatile sizing, but also extra comfort for those of us who have got used to stretchy tracksuit bottoms over the past year.

Made out of polyester sateen, the skirt is also lightweight and has a silk-like softness that's bound to be perfect for those hot summer months (when they finally arrive).

The duchess finished off the look with coordinating camel accessories and a floral face mask by Amaia Kids, which she has sported on several occasions.

We've also scoured the web and found skirts and blazers similar to that worn by the Duchess of Cambridge so you can emulate her style. 

ASOS satin pleated midi skirt - $60

Blue skirt
ASOS satin pleated midi skirt - $60

Tokito satin pleated skirt - $79.95

Blue skirt
Tokito satin pleated skirt - $79.95

Boden rich teal pleated skirt - $130 (currently on sale for $65) 

Blue skirt
Boden rich teal pleated skirt - $130 (currently on sale for $65)

David Lawrence felted wool jacket - $329

Blue Blazer
David Lawrence felted wool jacket - $329

Racil Cambridge double-breasted drill blazer -$1,391.32

Blue Blazer
Racil Cambridge double-breasted drill blazer -$1,391.32

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Additional reporting by Sabrina Carder

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