Duchess Kate dons floral Prada frock to visit Princess Diana’s memorial garden on the eve of her 20th death anniversary – AOL

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Duchess Kate, alongside Prince Harry and Prince William, paid tribute to her mother-in-law Princess Diana with a visit to her memorial garden at Kensington Palace on the eve of her 20th death anniversary.

The trio took a rainy stroll through the White Garden on Wednesday afternoon, and the Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a floral frock appropriate for the event paying tribute to Diana.

The mother to Princess Charlotte and Prince George donned a long-sleeved Prada dress that hit just below her knee with an eye-catching poppy pattern. She completed the pricey, teal and orange silk look with a pair of pointy nude pumps and no other accessories.

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Duchess Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry visit Princess Diana’s memorial garden

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2L), his wife Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and his brother Britain’s Prince Harry (unseen), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017.
Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain’s Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (3L), his wife Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and his brother Britain’s Prince Harry (4L), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017.
Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain’s Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C), his wife Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and his brother Britain’s Prince Harry, shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they arrive to attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017.
Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: (L-R) , Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), and his wife Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017.
Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain’s Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C), his wife Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L) and his brother Britain’s Prince Harry (L), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017.
Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain’s Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: (L-R) Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)




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Duchess Kate styled her shorter hair, a look that she debuted earlier in the summer, in her signature blowout style. As for her makeup, the princess kept it simple with a smokey eye and a small sweep of blush on her cheeks.

Harry, William and Kate were photographed walking and talking in the garden, which has been planted with Princess Diana’s favorite flowers. A team of six gardeners and a number of volunteers spent 18 weeks planting white roses, white Diana tulips, white hyacinth, forget-me-nots and other favorites of Diana’s in the garden back in April. Back in July, flowers with a different bloom — including classic English white roses and Cosmos daisies — were planted.

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said the royals’ garden visit on Wednesday would “allow the princes to pay tribute to the life and work of their mother the day before the 20th anniversary of her death.”

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Princess Diana wearing a tiara and diamond necklace on an official visit to Australia, April 12th 1983. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 01: An informal study of Prince CHARLES, the Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana SPENCER, whose wedding will take place at Saint-Paul’s Cathedral, London on 29th July 1981. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

LONDON – JULY 29: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales leave St. Paul’s Cathedral following their wedding July 29, 1981 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

LONDON – JULY 29: Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles ride in a carriage after their wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral July 29, 1981 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997) pose together during their honeymoon in Balmoral, Scotland, 19th August 1981. (Photo by Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)

Princess Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit during a visit to a community centre in Brixton, October 1983. (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE: Britain’s Princess Diana arrived in Paris Friday, 13 November, 1992, on a private three day visit she is making without her husband, Prince Charles. (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)

HONG KONG, HONG KONG: Britain’s Princess Diana stands with tennis players Michael Chang of the US (L) and Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman during the awards ceremony at the Hong Kong Open 23 April. Princess Diana, on a private visit to Hong Kong, watched as Chang defeated Bjorkman 6-3, 6-1 to win the tournament. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales visits Chinatown in Liverpool, April 1982. She is pregnant with Prince William, and wearing a pink wool maternity coat by Bellville Sassoon and a hat by John Boyd. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 06: Princess Diana At Polo, Just Two Weeks Before The Birth Of Her First Child, Prince William. Wearing A Maternity Dress Designed By Fashion Designer Catherine Walker She Is Walking With Sarah Ferguson. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

LONDON – JUNE 22: New born Prince William with Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles leave St. Mary’s hospital on June 22, 1982 in Paddington, London, England,. He was born in the Lindo Wing of the hospital on June 21. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 01: Princess Diana Holding Her Baby Son, Prince William, At Kensington Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

NEW ZEALAND – APRIL 18: Princess Diana And Prince William In New Zealand. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

(FILES) This picture taken 17 June 1997 shows Diana, Princess of Wales, a key volunteer of the British Red Cross Landmine Campaign at Red Cross headquarters in Washington DC. Princess Diana may have survived her fatal Paris car crash in 1997 if French medical staff had not wasted precious time, a leading British surgeon indicated at her inquest 19 November 2007. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Jamal (Photo credit should read JAMAL A. WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Prince and Princess of Wales visit Barmouth in Wales, November 1982. She wears a suede beret by John Boyd and a coatdress by Arabella Pollen. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales visits University College Hospital in London, December 1982. She wears a John Boyd hat and a velvet suit by Caroline Charles. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 01: Princess Diana And Prince Charles With Prince William And His Koala Bear Toy At Kensington Palace (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Princess Diana (1961 – 1997) at the School of the Air, in Alice Springs, Australia, 30th March 1983. She is wearing a dress by Jan van Velden. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 21: Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales And Diana, Princess Of Wales Standing In Front Of Ayers Rock During Their Official Tour Of Australia (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

NEW ZEALAND – APRIL 18: Princess Diana During A Visit To New Zealand Wearing A Dress Designed By Fashion Designer Donald Campbell (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

MANUKAU – APRIL 19: Diana Princess of Wales meets firemen during a visit to Manukau, near Auckland, New Zealand during the Royal Tour of New Zealand on April 19, 1983. Princess Diana wore a suit designed by Jan Van Velden, with a hat by John Boyd. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

CANADA – JUNE 23: Princess Diana in Edmonton during an official visit of Canada (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Princess Diana (1961 – 1997) leaving St Mary’s Hospital, London with her new-born son Prince Harry, September 1984. She is wearing a red coat by Jan van Velden. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

VENICE, ITALY – MAY 5: (FILE PHOTO) (L-R) Diana the Princess of Wales holds her son Harry, whilst looking at Prince William held by his father Prince Charles on May 5, 1985 in Venice, Italy. Prince William will celebrate his 21st birthday on June 21, 2003. (Photo by Georges de Keerle/Getty Images)

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LA SPEZIA, ITALY – APRIL 20: The Prince and Princess of Wales in La Spezia during a tour of Italy. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

TWERTON ON AVON – MAY 31: Diana Princess of Wales meets girl guides outside the Poolemead centre for the Deaf on May 31, 1985 in Twerton on Avon, Bath, Avon. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

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