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02/11/2014 06:18 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2014

Kate Middleton Sparkles In Diamond Choker, Takes A Fashion Cue From Princess Diana

Everyone's favorite Duchess, Kate Middleton, stepped out for her first engagement of 2014 looking pretty familiar for a couple of reasons. The Jenny Packham gown she is wearing is a actually a repeat dress -- she wore it to 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala dinner in October. More importantly, she is totally channeling Princess Diana in that choker.

Diana was photographed in the neck-hugging jewelry quite often. She was especially fond a pearl and sapphire piece given to her by the Queen as a wedding gift. The necklace Kate is wearing came from the Queen as well, but it's a loaner.

Not usually one to wear such flashy jewelry, Kate is more likely to cause an internet shopping frenzy by selecting less expensive statement pieces. Perhaps the new look has something to do with the new royal dress code?

Whatever the reason, Kate looks gorgeous as always. Exuding elegance and grace just like Diana, we can't wait to see what the Duchess will wear next. Take a look at photos of both the Duchess and Princess below and see if you can spot the similarities.

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Kate in a choker:

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Diana in chokers:

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More of our favorite Kate gowns:

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