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 (opens in new tab) has a ton in common with Will's late mother, Princess Diana.

Not only are Kate and Diana (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), royal expert and biographer Katie Nicholl (opens in new tab) 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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