How Kate Middleton Reminds the Royal Family of Princess Diana on Vacations

Kate Middleton reportedly reminded royal insiders of Princess Diana on early ski holidays with William. In her book Kate: the Future Queen, royal biographer Katie Nicholl writes that Kate outskiied William on the slopes, just as Diana always did with Charles.

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You know how some people seem to fall for someone who reminds them of one of their parents? Well, Prince William is one of those people, apparently, because Kate Middleton has a ton in common with Will's late mother, Princess Diana.

Not only are Kate and Diana both poised and kind and charitable and smart, but both fell for royal men whose butt they kicked on the ski slopes.

In her book Kate: The Future Queen, royal expert and biographer Katie Nicholl explains that one of the ways Kate reminded the royal family of Diana early on came during family vacations to Klosters, their favorite skiing holiday destination, where Kate showed Will up on the slopes—just like Diana always did with Prince Charles, apparently. Nicholl writes:

Count this as one more reason we know Diana would have absolutely adored Kate.

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.