Kate follows in Diana’s footsteps with hat in the mountains of Pakistan

Kate follows in Diana's footsteps with hat in the mountains of Pakistan

The Duchess of Cambridge followed in Diana, Princess of Wales's footsteps when she was presented with a traditional Chitrali hat in the Hindu Kush mountains.

On the royal tour of Pakistan, Kate was given the traditional beret, along with a white coat, during a visit to the remote Chitral Valley.

The Duke of Cambridge was also presented with a book commemorating his late mother's visit to the same place 28 years ago, when she also received an almost identical feathered cap and white coat.

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CHITRAL, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a settlement of the Kalash people, to learn more about their culture and unique heritage, on October 16, 2019 in Chitral, Pakistan. Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a visit of Pakistan between 14-18th October at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (C), Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine (R), Duchess of Cambridge, chat with members of the Kalash tribe during their visit to the Bumburate Valley in Pakistan northern Chitral District on October 16, 2019. - Prince William and his wife Kate flew near the Afghan border to visit a remote Hindu Kush glacier on October 16, after a morning spent trying on feathered traditional caps and luxurious shawls in Pakistan's mountainous north. (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk amongst flood damaged ruins in Bumburet village in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province in Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit. (Photo by Neil Hall/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak with flood victims during a visit to Bumburet village in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province in Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit. (Photo by Neil Hall/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to an emergency response team during a visit to Bumburet village in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province in Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit. (Photo by Neil Hall/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Chiatibo glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province in Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit. (Photo by Neil Hall/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a traditional Kalash dance during their visit to the Bumburate Valley in Pakistan northern Chitral District on October 16, 2019. - Prince William and his wife Kate flew near the Afghan border to visit a remote Hindu Kush glacier on October 16, after a morning spent trying on feathered traditional caps and luxurious shawls in Pakistan's mountainous north. (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watches a traditional Kalash dance during a visit to the Bumburate Valley in Pakistan northern Chitral District on October 16, 2019. - Prince William and his wife Kate flew near the Afghan border to visit a remote Hindu Kush glacier on October 16, after a morning spent trying on feathered traditional caps and luxurious shawls in Pakistan's mountainous north. (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)
CHITRAL, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are welcomed as they arrive by helicopter on October 16, 2019 in Chitral, Pakistan. (Photo by Samir Hussein - Pool/Getty Images)
CHITRAL, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are welcomed as they arrive by helicopter on October 16, 2019 in Chitral, Pakistan. (Photo by Samir Hussein - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Bumburet village in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province in Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit. (Photo by Neil Hall/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to an emergency response team during a visit to Bumburet village in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province in Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit. (Photo by Neil Hall/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at decorated auto-rickshaw to attend a reception in Islamabad on October 15, 2019. - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad on October 15 to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive on a decorated auto-rickshaw to attend a reception in Islamabad on October 15, 2019. - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad on October 15 to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, look at an auto-rickshaw driver as they arrive to attend a reception in Islamabad on October 15, 2019. - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad on October 15 to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan at the iconic Pakistan National Monument during their Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan at the iconic Pakistan National Monument during their Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan at the iconic Pakistan National Monument during their Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan at the iconic Pakistan National Monument during their Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan at the iconic Pakistan National Monument during their Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan at the iconic Pakistan National Monument during their Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge listens as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge makes a speech as they attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, at the Pakistan National Monument, during day two of their royal tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge makes a speech as he attends a special reception with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, hosted by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, at the Pakistan National Monument, during day two of their royal tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with guests as they attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, at the Pakistan National Monument, during day two of their royal tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, at the Pakistan National Monument, during day two of their royal tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge makes a speech as he attends a special reception with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, hosted by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, at the Pakistan National Monument, during day two of their royal tour of Pakistan on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Margalla Hills National Park, which sit in the foothills of the Himalayas, to join children from three local schools taking part in a number of activities which highlight Pakistan’s work to meet several of the Sustainable Development Goals on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 15: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Margalla Hills National Park, which sit in the foothills of the Himalayas, to join children from three local schools taking part in a number of activities which highlight Pakistan’s work to meet several of the Sustainable Development Goals on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk alongside the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan during a visit to his official residence in Islamabad on the second day of the royal visit.
The Duchess of Cambridge walks alongside the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan during a visit to his official residence in Islamabad on the second day of the royal visit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan during a visit to his official residence in Islamabad on the second day of the royal visit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk alongside the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan during a visit to his official residence in Islamabad on the second day of the royal visit.
The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan at his official residence in Islamabad on the second day of the royal visit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk alongside the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan during a visit to his official residence in Islamabad on the second day of the royal visit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a school in central Islamabad on day two of the royal visit to Pakistan.
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In 1991, the princess took a private plane to Chitral in northern Pakistan.

The local women had all been kept inside and, surrounded by men, Diana was made an honorary Chitrali Scout and given an embroidered white coat and beret, complete with feather, before taking her seat as the guest of honour.

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The Princess of Wales wearing a beret and embroidered coat after being made an honorary member of the Chitral Scouts in September 1991 (Martin Keene/PA)

As William was presented with his own matching coat and hat, Kate remarked: "It's amazing – all that embroidery."

The duchess wore a long taupe-coloured skirt and a darker coloured shirt under a leather vest for the visit.

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William and Kate in the traditional garments (Sam Hussein/PA)

She opted for flat knee-high brown boots suitable for the rocky terrain, accessorised with gold earrings and a beige pashmina, while William wore a pale teal shirt and beige chino trousers.

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