Kate Middleton wore the same traditional hat as Princess Diana

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After a successful couple of days in Pakistan, during which Kate Middleton paid homage to Princess Diana with her wardrobe, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Chitral in the Hindu Kush region, near the Afghan border.

As they landed, they were welcomed with traditional Chitrali hats, also known as Pakols, as well as gorgeous locally embroidered wraps, both of which Kate immediately put on.

The Duchess looked chic in a tonal ensemble of brown boots, silk shirt and skirt with a brown leather gilet, accessorised with gold Missoma earrings.

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On tour with Prince William in 2019
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This is another lovely nod to Princess Diana, who visited the same region in 1991, and wore a practically identical hat - though experts say the feathers on it were from a different bird.

The pair were actually presented with a book from the late royal's visit, and they smiled as they saw pictures of her in the same headgear. Prince William laughed, 'Ha, ha, ha! The same hat!' while Kate added it was 'very special'.

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During their visit, they were shown a melting glacier and spoke about what could be done to raise awareness of and prevent climate change.

Before they leave, they will visit a settlement of the Kalash people to learn about their community, heritage and traditions.

Penny Goldstone

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