Was Melania Trump’s suit a secret nod to Diana?

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Melania Trump's first outfit on her official visit was a nod to the UK, and it looks like her second one might have been a nod to Princess Diana.

The FLOTUS wore a Burberry shirt upon landing in London, but changed into a pristine white suit to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace later that day.

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Melania's two-piece ensemble included a pencil skirt, sharply tailored jacket and a navy collar and belt, which she accessorised with matching pumps and a wide-brim hat.

Whether on purpose or not, it was very reminiscent of suits Princess Diana used to wear in the 1990s when on official royal duty. She often went for white and navy, though the tailoring back then was a little more oversized (but equally chic).

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She wasn't the only one who opted for the light colour though, as Camilla also looked pristine in an all-white outfit, whilst the Queen, a lover of colour, stood out in vibrant turquoise.

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The presidential couple will be staying in the UK for three days, after which they'll move onto the Republic of Ireland for a further three days.

Last night they were hosted by the Queen, Prince William and Kate for the State banquet at Buckingham Palace.

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 MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

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