April 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM ET
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.
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.