On 13 June 1981, Diana Spencer was 19 years old and just weeks shy of becoming a Princess when she participated in her first Trooping the Colour ceremony.
Dressed in a Bill Pashley blue floral suit, the soon-to be Princess’ presence at the parade surprised many, as it broke a long-held Royal protocol that only married partners are allowed to attend official events.
On Saturday, at the very same ceremony, Meghan Markle, broke a rule or two of her own.
The newly married Duchess of Sussex wore a Carolina Herrera dress that exposed (shock, horror) her shoulders. This kind of neckline is generally a big no-no for Royals (as are dresses above the knee or bare legs).
But while some have criticised the frock as “inappropriate”, the 36-year-old’s sartorial stuff-up doesn’t hold a candle to the high drama of Diana’s first event 37 years earlier.