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04/07/2014 10:38 EDT | Updated 04/07/2014 10:59 EDT

Duchess Of Cambridge's New Zealand Outfit Reflects Princess Diana's Style (PHOTOS)

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for paying tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, so it was no surprise when she arrived in New Zealand wearing an outfit that channeled Di's style 30 years prior.

On Day One of her three-week trip Down Under, Kate Middleton sported a red Catherine Walker coat with military-esque buttons and a matching pillbox hat.

Back in 1984, Princess Di sported a strikingly similar scarlet coat, also by Catherine Walker, and a matching pillbox hat as she and Prince Charles arrived at Birmingham Airport in the UK on Feb. 29.

This wasn't the only time Catherine channeled the late Princess of Wales' style: when Kate presented Prince George to the world just a day after giving birth, the Duchess sported a blue-and-white polka dress by Jenny Packham that was a tribute to the frock that Di wore when she left the very same hospital after giving birth to William in June 1982.

It just goes to show that Di's fashion never goes out of style.

Princess Diana in 1984:

See all the photos from Kate and William's tour Down Under:

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