Meghan Markle, 36, is known for her chic, minimalistic dress sense, often choosing simple patterns or plain, block colours.
However, she was spotted yesterday at Cowarth Park Polo Club in Berkshire wearing a gingham summer dress.
The traditional print was famously worn on multiple occasions by another royal, the late Princess of Wales, Princess Diana.
Today marks what would have been the 57th birthday of the late Princess, who would have been Meghan’s mother-in-law.
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Gingham was a print favoured by Diana often snapped wearing the traditional pattern, most famously her pink gingham trousers.
Princess Diana wore the pink gingham trousers to polo matches, snapped wearing them at Guards Polo Club in Windsor.
Meghan also attended a polo match yesterday, choosing for the first time since becoming a royal to wear the print in public.
The Duchess’ dress had eyelet detailing, a tied belt at the waist and a wide, open collar, which Meghan wore buttoned down, also a style sported by Diana on multiple occasions.
One of Diana’s most iconic photographs also features those same pink gingham trousers, Diana siting on the steps outside her country home, Highgrove, in 1986.
Getty ImagesToday marks what would have been Princess Diana's 57th birthday, with Meghan paying tribute