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It’s in the Eyes: Princess Kate Channels Princess Diana in Arresting New Photo

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She didn’t realize it, but Princess Kate was following in the footsteps of Princess Diana in more ways than one on Sunday.

As in recent years, Kate joined other royal women on the balcony overlooking the somber ceremony to remember Britain’s war dead.

Her late mother-in-law did the same during her palace years — and in one photograph taken Sunday, Kate evokes Diana with a similar upward gaze.

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Princess Diana
Remembrance Sunday Service, Cenotaph, Whitehall, London, Britain – Nov 1991
Princess Kate attends Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, London, UK, on the 13th November 2016. By James Whatling

Also at the ceremony, Prince William laid a wreath alongside his brother Prince Harry and their grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

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During the years Diana was married to William’s father Prince Charles, she made many appearances at the same spot above Whitehall’s Cenotaph, the main war memorial in central London.

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On Sunday, Kate wore a black Diane von Furstenberg coat accessorized with the red poppy emblem of remembrance. Many of the city’s streets, and those around the country, came to a silent halt as people commemorated the sacrifices made by servicemen and women in the World Wars and conflicts since then.

The previous evening, William and Kate joined other members of the family as they headed to the Festival of Remembrance concert at the Royal Albert Hall.