Princess Diana's Workwear Staple Loved by Kate Middleton: The Skirt Suit

From her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981 to her untimely death in 1997 at the

age of 36, Princess Diana became one of the most recognizable women in the

world, cultivating a sense of style that still inspires modern fashion trends today.

One of the fashion staples in Diana's working wardrobe was the simple but classic skirt

suit which she owned in a rainbow of colors in a wide range of textiles from silk to wool crepe.

Since marrying Diana's son, Prince William, in 2011, Kate Middleton has adopted the

stylish skirt suit for official royal engagements and she has been compared aesthetically to her late-mother-in-law time and again.

Here, Newsweek looks at some of Princess Diana

and Kate Middleton's most stylish skirt suit moments.