Princess Diana's Australia Wardrobe Is Getting Us In the Mood for the Royal Tour

This week, The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry will embark on an epic two-week trip to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga — their first official royal tour together. In honour of the impending tour, we decided to look back back at Princess Diana's memorable visits Down Under. Princess Diana visited Australia several times over a decade, beginning with her first royal tour of the country in 1983 (two years after her wedding) and ending with her final trip in 1996. In between, she seemingly saved her best looks for her Aussie trips, from a very on-trend puff-sleeve dress to a sleek statement coat. Scroll down to see the best outfits Princess Diana wore in Australia and shop the 2018 versions of each look. 


1. Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles posed in front of Ayers Rock in 1983. 


2. White Pumps
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The People's Princess posed with lifeguards at Terrigal Beach in 1988.


3. Blazer Dress
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Princess Diana was photographed on her 1988 tour of Australia.


4. Red Coat
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles took a stroll in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne in 1985.

Related: All the Iconic Princess Diana Outfits We Want to See on The Crown


5. Yellow Midi Dress
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Princess Diana met with schoolchildren in Alice Springs, Australia, in 1983.


6. Skirt Suit and Cap-Toe Shoes
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Princess Diana wore a pastel skirt suit during her final trip to Australia in 1996.


7. Ruched Red Gown
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Princess Diana was photographed at the National Gallery in Melbourne in 1985. 


8. Pink Polka Dots
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Lady Di looked pretty in pink in Perth, Australia, in 1983. 

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