Kate Middleton channels Princess Diana for a second day running as she dons a blue kurta and scarf in Pakistan - a look reminiscent of her late mother in-law's 1997 outfit in Lahore

  • Royal, 37, wore traditional blue kurta and scarf by Maheen Khan on first full day 
  • Look reminiscent of late mother-in-law's 1997 visit to Lahore memorial hospital
  • Yesterday Kate donned bespoke Catherine Walker Salwar kameez for arrival
  • Blue and white ensemble resembled 1991 outfit Diana wore when visiting nation 

Kate Middleton has paid a touching tribute to Princess Diana for the second time in just two days during her royal tour of Pakistan with husband Prince William. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, arrived for her first meeting in Islamabad wearing a traditional blue kurta and scarf by Maheen Khan, an international Pakistani designer and costume designer.

The mother-of-three completed her mesmerising outfit on the first full day of their five-day visit with a pair of £23.99 nude shoes from New Look, which feature a block heel, ankle strap and pointed toe.    

It bears a striking resemblance to the light blue floral pattern outfit the Princess of Wales wore when she met young cancer patients at the Imran Khan Shaukat Khanum memorial hospital in Lahore in May 1997. 

Kate Middleton, 37, paid a touching tribute to Princess Diana as she arrived for her first meeting in Islamabad wearing a traditional blue kurta and scarf by Maheen Khan. Pictured, with husband Prince William

Kate Middleton, 37, paid a touching tribute to Princess Diana as she arrived for her first meeting in Islamabad wearing a traditional blue kurta and scarf by Maheen Khan. Pictured, with husband Prince William

The Duchess of Cambridge's look is reminiscent of the late Princess Diana's outfit when she met young cancer patients at a memorial hospital in Lahore in May 1997 (pictured)

The Duchess of Cambridge's look is reminiscent of the late Princess Diana's outfit when she met young cancer patients at a memorial hospital in Lahore in May 1997 (pictured) 

The mother-of-three stunned in a blue and white bespoke Catherine Walker - a traditional Pakistani outfit comprised of a flared kurti, a long shirt, and trousers - as she stepped off the plane yesterday

The mother-of-three stunned in a blue and white bespoke Catherine Walker - a traditional Pakistani outfit comprised of a flared kurti, a long shirt, and trousers - as she stepped off the plane yesterday

Princess Diana (pictured) stunned in pastel blue as she visited The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan with Jemima Khan in 1996

Princess Diana (pictured) stunned in pastel blue as she visited The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan with Jemima Khan in 1996

Similar to Prince William and Harry's late mother, Kate also tucked her hair behind her ears to show off her Zeen earrings.

The royal later changed into a pair of Russell & Bromley flats which are practical for royal walkabouts. 

Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge looked glamorous as she touched down in Pakistan wearing blue and white bespoke Catherine Walker - a traditional Pakistani outfit comprised of a flared kurti, a long shirt, and trousers.

She paired the custom look with nude heels and a pearl clutch bag for a seamless look, as the couple became the first royals to visit the troubled nation for 13 years.

Kate's choice of dress was again reminiscent of a similar outfit worn by Princess Diana in 1996, during a visit to The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Lahore, in Pakistan.  

Their arrival in Islamabad yesterday evening, on the British Government's RAF Voyager plane, marked their first official visit to the Islamic country and 'most complex' tour to date, Kensington Palace said, due to political tensions and security concerns in the region

Their arrival in Islamabad yesterday evening, on the British Government's RAF Voyager plane, marked their first official visit to the Islamic country and 'most complex' tour to date, Kensington Palace said, due to political tensions and security concerns in the region

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Pakistan for their official five-day visit.

Naturally, all eyes were on the Duchess as she stepped out from an RAF Voyager, wearing a custom-made ensemble by Catherine Walker. She has favoured this British designer on many important occasions, and it’s easy to see why.

In fact, we’re sure Kate’s stunning shalwar kameez (a traditional tunic and trouser combination) could be seen a mile off thanks to its beautiful turquoise ombre print. She accessorised with Rupert Sanderson pumps, as well as earrings and a clutch by Pakistani label Zeen, which you can purchase via the carousel.

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They were met by a group of dignitaries and two young children in traditional dress - who were pushed forwards to present Kate with a beautiful bouquet

They were met by a group of dignitaries and two young children in traditional dress - who were pushed forwards to present Kate with a beautiful bouquet

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a blue and white bespoke Catherine Walker outfit - a traditional Pakistani outfit comprised of a flared kurti, a long shirt, and trousers - as she stepped off the British Government's RAF Voyager plane alongside Prince William

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a blue and white bespoke Catherine Walker outfit - a traditional Pakistani outfit comprised of a flared kurti, a long shirt, and trousers - as she stepped off the British Government's RAF Voyager plane alongside Prince William

The royal completed her look by cascading her glossy brunette hair over her shoulders with loose waves.

In another nod to husband Prince William's late mother, the Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with silver earrings, channeling the styling choice made by Diana. 

The Duke of Cambridge was also dressed smartly in a dark blue suit and blue tie to match. They were met by a group of dignitaries and two young children in traditional dress - who were pushed forwards to present Kate with a beautiful bouquet.

Kate appeared delighted to be arriving in Pakistan, as their five-day tour of Pakistan began with heightened security provisions, including more than 1,000 Pakistani police officers. 

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) paid a subtle tribute to Princess Diana with her choice of outfit as she arrived in Pakistan for a five-day visit alongside Prince William

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) paid a subtle tribute to Princess Diana with her choice of outfit as she arrived in Pakistan for a five-day visit alongside Prince William

The Duchess
She received flowers when she landed

The Duchess is pictured receiving flowers (left and right) from adoring visitors as she landed in the country on Monday evening

The tour hopes to strengthen ties between the UK and Pakistan, at a time when Brexit could impact international relationships.

The tour hopes to strengthen ties between the UK and Pakistan, at a time when Brexit could impact international relationships.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's arrival in Islamabad yesterday evening marked their first official visit to the Islamic country and 'most complex' tour to date, Kensington Palace said, due to political tensions and security concerns in the region. 

The visit was arranged at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, at a time of ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed region of Kashmir. 

With a series of security incidents in recent months, including a bombing outside a shrine in central Lahore, and an attack by armed militants on the Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Balochistan, the palace has made the decision to keep details of the Duke and Duchess's engagements undisclosed until the day.

The couple are expected to meet government leaders, significant cultural figures alongside those who run programmes aimed at empowering young people.

The tour hopes to strengthen ties between the UK and Pakistan, at a time when Brexit could impact international relationships.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were the last royals to visit Pakistan, as they visited areas devastated by earthquake and the capital Islamabad in 2006. 

Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at Islamabad Airport at the start of their official visit to Pakistan in October 2006

Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at Islamabad Airport at the start of their official visit to Pakistan in October 2006

Charles and Camilla tour the ruins of houses in Pattika, Pakistan, in November 2006 - a year after it was hit by an earthquake

Charles and Camilla tour the ruins of houses in Pattika, Pakistan, in November 2006 - a year after it was hit by an earthquake

At the time of their visit, their was also security risks including violence and a high threat of terrorism throughout the nation. 

The image of the Princess cuddling a gravely ill seven-year-old boy Mohammed Ashrif in 1996 was among Diana's favourites and she kept a copy of it always

The image of the Princess cuddling a gravely ill seven-year-old boy Mohammed Ashrif in 1996 was among Diana's favourites and she kept a copy of it always

With Islamabad keen to promote itself as a tourist destination, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also explore how communities in Pakistan are adapting to climate change in addition to gaining  an understanding of the 'complex security picture' of the region.

Kate and William are expected to follow much of Princess Diana's 1991 tour template. 

The royal who visited Pakistan three times was famously photographed embracing a severely ill seven-year-old boy at a cancer hospital.

She went on to keep copies of her photograph with Mohammed Ashrif, as it was representative of the compassion she had and her willingness to break boundaries. The blind child had just weeks to live.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, at home during their visit. 

Kate Middleton channels Princess Diana again in blue kurta and scarf

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