Left: Prince Charles arm-in-arm with fiancée Lady Diana Spencer on the steps of Buckingham Palace in London, Feb. 24, 1981. Right: Prince William and Kate Middleton pose after the announcement of their engagement in the State Apartments of St. James Palace, London, Nov. 16, 2010.
Both Kate and Diana opted for deep blue looks for their official engagement photos, a color choice that complemented the sapphire engagement ring they shared.Tim Graham—Getty Images/Chris Jackson—Getty Images
Left: Prince Charles arm-in-arm with fiancée Lady Diana Spencer on the steps of Buckingham Palace in London, Feb. 24, 1981. Right: Prince William and Kate Middleton pose after the announcement of their engagement in the State Apartments of St. James Palace, London, Nov. 16, 2010.
Top: Prince Charles and Princess Diana kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, July 19, 1981. Bottom: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, April 29, 2011.
Top: Prince Charles and Princess Diana wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding, London, July 29, 1981. Bottom: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding, London, April 29, 2011.
Top: Prince Charles and Princess Diana leave the Lindon Wing of St. Mary's Hospital with Prince William in London, July 22, 1982. Bottom: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William leave the Lindon Wing of St. Mary's Hospital with Prince George, July 23, 2013.
Left: Prince William leaves St. Mary's Hospital after visiting his newborn brother, Prince Harry, in London, Sept. 16, 1984. Right: Prince Goerge arrives with his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the christening of his sister, Princess Charlotte, in King's Lynn, England, July 5, 2015.
Left: Prince Charles holds Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, June 16, 1984. Right: Prince William holds Prince George on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, June 13, 2015.
Top: Princess Diana sits in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Feb. 11, 1992. Bottom: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose at the Taj Mahal, April 16, 2016.
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7 Times Will and Kate Made Us Remember Charles and Diana

Updated: Apr 16, 2016 9:42 AM ET | Originally published: Apr 11, 2016

Throughout their marriage, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Will's parents in many ways. Kate Middleton has nodded to Princess Diana in her engagement dress (both wore navy blue), her leaving-the-hospital outfit after giving birth (both wore polka dots) and in wardrobe choices for Prince George that matched his father's corollaries. Anticipation was high that the couple could appear together at the Taj Mahal—drawing comparisons to Princess Diana posing alone at the monument to love in 1992—during their time in India. And they did. Here are some of the most iconic photos of the young couple mirroring their predecessors.

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