Kate Middleton never had the chance to meet her mother-in-law. Of course she has met her stepmother-in-law, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall and I'm sure she's just lovely and everything. But she never had the opportunity to meet the woman who gave birth to her son and raised him until he was 15 years old, the legendary Princess Diana. As we all remember, Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997 when her sons were just 15 and 12. But that doesn't mean her daughter-in-law has forgotten her. On the contrary, here are eight ways Kate Middleton honored Princess Diana through subtle fashion moments. Which I have a feeling the style icon would have truly appreciated.
Kate Middleton married Prince William, oldest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, in May 2011, 14 years after his mother died. Since then the couple have gone on to have three children; 5-year-old Prince George, 4-year-old Princess Charlotte, and 1-year-old Prince Louis. As a royal watcher it can be difficult to look at the couple's happy family and not feel it slightly tinged with sadness, thinking about all of the things Princess Diana is missing as her family continues to grow. But then, every once in a while, the Duchess of Cambridge will wear something that is a nod to her mother-in-law. And we can feel her presence all over again.