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Duchess Kate, Diana are a mirror image in New Zealand photos 

April 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM ET

The visit to New Zealand by 8-month-old Prince George is reminiscent of a similar trip his father, Prince William, took with his parents when he was the same age.
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The visit to New Zealand by 8-month-old Prince George mirrors a similar trip his father, Prince William, took with his parents when he was the same age.

Prince George’s trip Down Under immediately evoked memories of a strikingly similar tour his father took of the region more than 30 years ago.

At the time, Princess Diana and Prince Charles raised eyebrows by taking their 9-month-old son on the 1983 visit. Until then, royal babies had always stayed home with their nannies while their parents went abroad for business. But the length of the six-week tour led Diana to bring her son on the road with her, just as the current three-week trip prompted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to do the same with baby George, who is 8 months old.

On Monday, Prince George flashed the world another glimpse of his chubby cheeks as he emerged from a plane wearing white bloomers that look just like the pair his father wore decades ago when he arrived in Australia for the first time.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Wellington Military Terminal on an RNZAF...
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Duchess Kate, holding Prince George, in a red coat similar to the one worn by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, also during a trip to New Zealand.

George's mother, Duchess Kate, wore a red dress coat that's reminiscent of an outfit sported by her late mother-in-law, during a trip she made to the country in 1984, a year after her visit there with William.

Kate's coat is by Catherine Walker, one of Diana's favorite designers. 

This isn’t the first time Kate has been compared to Princess Diana. A day after giving birth to Prince George, the duchess appeared in a sky blue polka-dot dress, perhaps a nod to the green polka-dot gown Diana wore when she emerged from the very same hospital.

Like Princess Diana, Duchess Kate addressed the crowds outside a London hospital in a loose polka-dot gown.
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