The 1 Thing Kate Middleton Refuses To Do Like Princess Diana

Kate Middleton has drawn a lot of comparisons to Princess Diana over the years, but there is something she refuses to do like Prince William’s mother. Since tying the knot with Prince William in 2011, Middleton has risen in popularity to become one of the most-liked royals in the family. But when it comes to being in the spotlight, the Duchess of Cambridge is very careful about not outshining her husband.

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Middleton draws Princess Diana comparisons

When Kate Middleton and Prince William were in Pakistan in October, she wore many of the same outfits as the former Princess of Wales. On the second day of their trip, for example, Middleton wore a dress that looked very similar to what Princess Diana donned on her visit to Lahore hospital in the late 1990s.

The similarities did not end there. The following day, Middleton rocked a headscarf that appeared to be inspired by the same outfit Princess Diana wore during a trip to the exact same mosque.

While royal watchers were keen to pick up on the similarities, the person who designed Middleton’s outfits says the commonalities are nothing more than coincidence.

Middleton has not said anything about dressing like Princess Diana, but there is reportedly one thing she refuses to do that Prince William’s mother did on the regular.

Kate Middleton refused to do this one thing like Princess Diana

Once Middleton officially joined the royal family, inside sources say that she did not want to follow the same path as Diana. According to Express, the one thing she wanted to specifically avoid was how Diana often outshined her husband, Prince Charles, during public engagements.

But that proved more difficult than expected. Middleton and Princess Diana share a lot in common, from their overall looks to how they handle themselves in public.

One big difference, however, is Kate Middleton’s desire to follow the family rules whenever possible – something Princess Diana never did. In fact, Princess Diana was often viewed as the rebel of the family and was never afraid to speak her mind.

To that end, Middleton followed the advice of her royal aides and always made sure she followed royal protocols. This includes remaining a step behind Prince William in public and always following his lead.

To be fair, Middleton does a lot of things on her own, but she still manages to give Prince William the spotlight whenever they are doing joint appearances.

Would Princess Diana approve of Middleton?

While there are things that Kate Middleton does differently than Prince William’s mother, royal experts believe Princess Diana would have loved to meet her son’s wife.

Ingrid Seward, an expert on all things royal, recently argued that Princess Diana would have been close to Middleton, mostly because the Duchess of Cambridge does things the right way and is very good for Prince William.

Seward added that Princess Diana would also have made an excellent grandmother, though there is no telling if she would have gotten along with Middleton’s side of the family.

Princess Diana tragically died in a car accident in Paris in the summer of 1997. At the time of her heartbreaking death, Prince William was only 15 years old.

Princess Diana teaches Kate Middleton how to win over the public

Middleton might like to do things a little differently from Princess Diana, but there are things she learned from the former Princess of Wales. This is especially true when it comes to raising her three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Although they are all three in the line of succession, Middleton and Prince William are doing their best to ensure their children are brought up in as normal an environment as possible.

Middleton is very hands-on with raising her three children and often performs day-to-day activities for them, liking driving them to school and making meals. Prince William also pitches in whenever he can, which gives the kiddos a fairly normal life.

This is exactly how Princess Diana raised Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, so it is good to see that some of her parenting ideas were passed on.

Kate Middleton and Prince William, meanwhile, have not commented on the reports surrounding Princess Diana.