Meghan Markle's And Princess Diana's First Major Royal Moments Compared

Many perks come with being a British royal family member. Apart from the fame and spotlight, you'd get access to various fashion designers and incredible outfits. While the above benefits are enjoyed by every prominent member of the royal family, we'd be focusing on Princess Diana and Meghan Markle.

Right from the time these beautiful women became royals, they have made a significant impact in the fashion industry. From their extraordinary wedding dresses to their simple modish outfits, we have collated pictures that shows how these royal wives dressed for their first Royal events. Enjoy!

1. Princess Diana - The Royal Wedding

  • Date: July 1981
  • Location: St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Who made the dress: David and Elizabeth Emanuel
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Princess Diana's beautiful gown was manually embellished with approximately 10,000 pearls and mother-of-pearl sequins. Also, the dress had a 25-foot-long train which was decorated with lace that was once owned by Queen Mary.

2. Meghan Markle - The Royal Wedding

  • Date: May 2018
  • Location: St George's Chapel 
  • Who made the dress: Givenchy Couture
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan Markle turned heads in her Givenchy gown on her wedding day. The dress' bateau neckline and 3/4 sleeves made it stand out. The five meters long veil also added to its beauty. The gown was designed by Claire Waight Keller, the French fashion house's creative director.

3. Princess Diana - First Post-Wedding Appearance

  • Date: July 1981
  • Location: In Gibraltar during her honeymoon
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Diana looked breathtaking in a white colored floral dress. She accessorized the dress with a beautiful pearl necklace and matching shoes. The result was amazing!

4. Meghan Markle - First Post-Wedding Appearance

  • Date: May 2018
  • Location: At Buckingham Palace during the 70th birthday celebration of The Prince of Wales. 
  • Who made the dress: Goat
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

This semi-see-through and the knee-length dress looked terrific on Meghan. She accompanied the dress with neutral heels, a simple clutch, and a statement hat. Do you spot the similarity in their simple post-nuptials outfits?

5. Prince Diana - The First Trooping The Colour Event

  • Date: June 1982
  • Location: Buckingham Palace
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
Image Credits: YouTube/Royal Fashion Channel

Image Credits: YouTube/Royal Fashion Channel

Pregnant Diana looked stylish in a green maternity dress. She coordinated the gown with a fascinator for a flattering pairing.  

6. Meghan Markle - The First Trooping The Colour Event

  • Date: June 2018
  • Location: Buckingham Palace
  • Who made the dress?: Carolina Herrera
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan went for a monochromatic pale-pink collection. She matched her off-the-shoulder dress with a pink hat.

7. Princess Diana - The First Solo Outing With Queen Elizabeth 

  • Date: May 1982
  • Location: At Windsor in England during a polo match.
  • Who made the dress?: Unknown
Image Credits: YouTube/Daily News

Image Credits: YouTube/Daily News

Here, Princess Diana graced a baby blue maternity dress. Interestingly, the dress harmonized with Queen Elizabeth's printed frock.

8. Meghan Markle - The First Solo Outing With Queen Elizabeth 

  • Date: June 2018
  • Location: In Cheshire, at the Opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
  • Who made the dress: Givenchy
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

On Meghan's first outing with the monarch, Meghan opted for a formal outfit. The white Givenchy gown with a layered bodice was the perfect dress for the occasion. Paired with black heels and matching belt, Meghan looked ready to perform her royal duties!

9. Princess Diana - The First Royal Ascot Event 

  • Date: June 1981
  • Location: Ascot, England
  • Who made the dress: Belleville Sassoon
Image Credits: YouTube/The Celebs

Image Credits: YouTube/The Celebs

This red and pink ensemble decorated with striped patterns was a bold choice for the Princess of Wales. Nevertheless, she rocked it effortlessly.

10. Meghan Markle - The First Royal Ascot Event 

  • Date: June 2018
  • Location: Ascot, England
  • Who made the dress: Givenchy
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan's long shirt dress and black and white hat ensemble were perfect for her first Royal Ascot.

11. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: March 1983
  • Location: Australia
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Princess Diana made the right choice by matching her pink dress with white heels and a hat.

12. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: March 1983
  • Location: Australia
  • Who made the dress?: Jan van Velden
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

The Princess of Wales looked stunning in a white and yellow robe matched with a pair of silver pointed heels. 

13. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: March 1983
  • Location: Australia
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

One of Princess Dinan's favorite colors was probably pink. Here, she donned a pink gown with white floral print coupled with a matching hat. Her iconic pointed heels were right for the occasion. 

14. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: April 1983
  • Location: Australia
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

Princess Diana opted for a simple look as she graced a blue floral robe. She complimented the dress with a fascinator and matching accessories.

15. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: March 1983
  • Location: Australia
  • Who made the dress: Bruce Oldfield 
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

The Princess of Wales looked nothing short of stylish in a blue dress with ruffled sleeves. The oversized silver belt was all the clothing needed.

16. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: April 1983
  • Location: Australia
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

Princess Diana kept it chic and sweet in a  gray dress with white print designs and a hat.

17. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: March 1983
  • Location: Australia
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

Showing her simple nature, Princess Diana wore a beautiful, slightly white knee-length dress. She matched the gown with flat brown shoes and a purse.

18. Princess Diana - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: March 1983
  • Location: Australia 
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

Princess Diana's blue dress rightly matched the fascinator worn by her. We can't deny she looks breathtaking in blue!

19. Meghan Markle - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: July 2018
  • Location:  Dublin, Ireland
  • Who made the dress: Givenchy
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan rocked a formal look in a forest green dress paired with nude stilettos and matching handbag. 

20. Meghan Markle - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: July 2018
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Who made the dress: Roland Mouret
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

The Duchess of Sussex looked amazing in this gray dress with a unique design. She truly stepped it up a notch for her first tour.

21. Meghan Markle - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: July 2018
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Who made the dress: Emilia Wickstead
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan looked so unusual in a black midi-dress coupled with matching accessories and a pair of black heels. Black was the order of the day for that event.

22. Meghan Markle - The First Royal Tour

  • Date: July 2018
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland 
  • Who made the dress: Givenchy
Image Credits: YouTube/5 News

Image Credits: YouTube/5 News

Meghan made a statement with the black pantsuit she wore during a visit to Croke Park in Ireland. What a stunning rule-breaker!

23. Princess Diana - The First Polo Match 

  • Date: June 1982
  • Location: At the Windsor Polo event 
  • Who made the dress: Catherine Walker
    Image Credits: Getty Images

    Image Credits: Getty Images

The Princess of Wales looked sophisticated in a white and green polka-dot dress with beautiful sandal flats. 

24. Meghan Markle - The First Polo Match

  • Date: July 2018
  • Location: Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club 
  • Who made the dress: Carolina Herrera

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Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan made a grand entrance at her first royal polo match in a stylish denim dress, high heels, and cat-eye sunglasses. Now, talk about an elegant Duchess!

25. Princess Diana - The First Post-Wedding Wimbledon Appearance 

  • Date: London, England
  • Location: June 1991
  • Who made the dress: Unknown
Image Credits: YouTube/Royal Fashion Channel

Image Credits: YouTube/Royal Fashion Channel

We can spot Prince William looking stylish in this photo. However, his mother, Princess Diana, stole the show in a  fashionable purple colored blazer and a white dress.

26. Meghan Markle - The First Post-Wedding Wimbledon Appearance 

  • Date: July 2018
  • Location: London, England
  • Who made the dress: Ralph Lauren

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Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan maintained a stylish look in a stripy coated shirt and white pants.

27. Princess Diana - The First Public Maternity Appearance 

  • Date: November 1981
  • Location: London, England 
  • Who made the dress: Bellville Sassoon
Image Credits: YouTube/Star Vlog

Image Credits: YouTube/Star Vlog

Diana adorned this lovely printed coat that she styled and matched it with a blue hat and shoes by John Boyd. All hail the People's Princess.

28. Meghan Markle - The First Public Maternity Appearance 

  • Date: October 2018
  • Location: With Prince Harry on a 16-day Autumn tour in Sydney, Australia 
  • Who made the dress: Karen Gee
Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Meghan's first appearance after the announcement of her pregnancy was nothing short of stylish. She wore a chic white gown and a carton-brown trench coat.

Undeniably, both the Princess of Wales and Duchess of Sussex have an incredible taste in fashion. Their awe-inspiring outfits and mind-blowing fashion styles have made them trailblazers in the fashion world. We are sure we'd get to see more of Meghan Markle rocking stunning outfits.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

What do you think about Princess Diana and Meghan Markle's fashion sense? Do you think they both share similar or different interests in fashion? Which of their looks do you like the most? Let's have your thoughts in the comment section. If you found this article interesting, please feel free to share it with your friends.

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