On the occasion of Armed Forces Day, Duchess Kate poses in a British Army tank – reminiscent of Princess Diana.

Actually, you only know her in the finest thread and from time to time maybe in a little more sporty clothes, but the new photos, the Duchess Kate (40) on the joint Instagram account of herself and husband Prince William (40) on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day published show a completely different Kate. In two of the five photos she can be seen in military camouflage clothing, in one she is sitting in a tank with a helmet.

Internship with the British Army

The photos are from a visit to the Pirbright Training Academy last November. “Last year I had the honor of sitting in on the British Army to see how military personnel and new recruits are trained. It was wonderful to see first-hand the important and diverse role the military performs every day to protect us satisfied everyone and I look forward to learning more about the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force UK when the time comes,” Kate wrote personally in the post.

She also thanks military personnel on behalf of the Cambridges. “Today, on Armed Forces Day, William and I would like to honor the brave men and women who served, past and present, in all of our forces on sea, land and air, here in the UK and around the world. Thank you for all the sacrifices you and your families are making to keep us safe.”

Memories of Princess Diana

The photos of Duchess Kate are not only unusual, they are also reminiscent of William’s late mother, Princess Diana (1961-1997). “The images bring back memories of the late princess as they bear an uncanny resemblance to her visit to the Royal Hampshire Regiment in Tidworth in 1998 when she also donned a helmet and drove a tank,” summarizes Mail Online.

The pictures come amid speculation that the Duchess may soon be taking on a volunteer role in the military. If so, this would also reflect Diana being made Colonel in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars a year after her visit to Tidworth.

Armed Forces Day is held on the last Saturday in June each year to honor the men and women who have served or are serving in the British Armed Forces.