When Kate Middleton made her debut with Prince Louis Arthur Charles on April 23, there was a lot to take in. Her flawless hair and make-up only hours after giving birth. Her ability to put on heels and not sneakers or flip flops after evacuating a human from her body. The adorable Prince Louis. The equally adorable Princess Charlotte. The happy couple who got the royal treatment thanks to delivering at the same hospital as Kate. But one thing we kinda skipped over was Kate’s dress.
Upon further inspection, it appeared that Kate was paying homage with her Jenny Packham shift dress to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, who wore a similar red dress following the birth of Prince Harry. We’re pretty sure that’s exactly what Kate had intended, since the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William have always made a point of honouring Diana.
But as some astute movie fans noticed, the dress seemed familiar for another reason.
Rosemary’s Baby red dress. pic.twitter.com/d8xa1K27Sm
— Alfonso Cuaron (@alfonsocuaron) April 28, 2018
And here’s a side by side. Oh yeah, that’s basically the same dress.
Who wore it better ?
Kate or Rosemary pic.twitter.com/nKPSTxIbAS
— hate everything (@yabbie5674) April 28, 2018
There are what, a zillion people working for the Royal Family and no one noticed this? Poor Kate has suffered through a brutal pregnancy while caring for two small children and having to make public appearances, including one only hours after giving birth. Someone help this woman out!
Of course, we don’t think Kate was making any jabs at the Royal Family. Not even close. But we also think some of these Twitter reactions are pretty funny.
I am not an Opinion Haver on the subject of Kate Middleton but I fervently hope the Rosemary’s Baby frock was on purpose, and if it was she is AWESOME.
— Jon Dryden Taylor (@jondrytay) April 27, 2018
If you need cheering up today I would highly recommend googling ‘Rosemary’s Baby red dress’ and then compare Mia Farrow’s dress to what Kate Middleton left the hospital wearing after giving birth. Some stylist out there is in trrrrouble.
— Nazmia (@houseoflabrys) April 27, 2018
Kate Middleton holding her newborn while wearing a dress just like the one in Rosemary’s Baby is the highlight of the month.
— Leah (@leehatzia) April 30, 2018
We’re not sure whether Mia Farrow, who played the title character in Rosemary’s Baby, noticed the similarities, but like the rest of us she was definitely impressed with Kate looking so put together right after giving birth.
How is it possible that Kate looks this great just hours after giving birth. pic.twitter.com/zVNUeyozuC
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 27, 2018