The internet is freaking out over how similar these Kate and Diana photos are

You would be forgiven for missing the last of Kate Middleton and Prince William's Caribbean tour photos, what with all the Oscars news, ranging from Will Smith's slap, to women dominating the Oscars and all those fabulous red carpet gowns.

Those who did pay attention have been thoroughly freaking out - in the best way possible - over the similarities between Kate's last outfit and one Princess Diana wore in 1983, while on her tour of Australia with Prince Charles, shortly after their wedding.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a yellow Alessandra Rich dress to depart the Bahamas, and it had a decidedly 80s feel to it, thanks to a bold floral print as well as puff sleeves and a bow on the bodice.

Not only were these last details reminiscent of the neckline of Princess Diana's wedding gown, but the dress itself was an echo of the yellow frock Princess Diana wore in 1983. As you'll notice from the picture above, both pairs were photographed while on the move, Kate on a plane and Diana on what appears to be a boat.

It's of course likely to be a coincidence, however the fact that both dresses seem to be from the same era, and both women wore them on their official travels, could indicate that Kate took inspiration from her late mother-in-law's wardrobe.

£49.99 at Mango

Print wrap dress - £49.99 at Mango
For a budget-friendly version of Kate's and Diana's dresses, look no further than this wrap dress from Mango, which has just the right amount of 80s references while staying modern.

£1,350 at Zimmermann

Postcard belted floral-print linen and silk-blend midi dress - £1,350 at Zimmermann
Zimmermann's dress is cut from crisp linen and silk-blend that helps hold its romantic oversized puffed sleeves and floaty midi skirt. It's printed with tonal-yellow blooms and looks equally pretty with or without the faux shell-embellished waist belt.

£320 at MyTheresa

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Poppy floral jacquard cotton maxi dress - £320 at MyTheresa
Made from cotton with jacquard floral detailing, this maxi dress is defined by graceful elements like a square neckline, puff sleeves and a pleated bodice.

While her Alessandra Rich dress will set you back £1,655, I have found some alternatives for you, which you can shop above.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.