Diane Von Furstenberg, a Belgian fashion designer, wants “peace and love” for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
In the aftermath of the Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” von Furstenberg took to Instagram to share a photo of the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex wearing the same lace dress, which was designed by her.
Von Furstenberg wrote a sweet message in the caption for the two royal women, who have been pitted against each other since Markle married Prince Harry in 2018.
The wrap dress creator, 75, wrote in the caption Saturday:
“Once upon a time two beautiful women married two kind and handsome princes.”
“Here [are] both wearing the same @DVF dress called Zorita. Wishing them all peace and love for the new year!”
Several social media users agreed with von Furstenberg’s message to the wives of Prince William and Prince Harry. They agreed that they should not compete with one another.
“Thank you for always elevating the issues with kindness.”
“Thank you for the empowerment here. We need more people like this.”
A third person said:
“I wish all posts were as kind as yours.”
Another fan wrote:
“Diane, thanks for being consistently gracious, kind and classy.”
One person tweeted:
“Diane Von Furstenberg has healed the world with a single Instagram post.”
According to Us Weekly, Markle was the first to wear the lace dress, opting for a navy mini version for a USA Network event in Los Angeles in 2012. She accessorized with bare feet and honey highlights in her hair.
Middleton wore a floor-length black version of the look for the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London two years later. Her hair was pulled back into a loose bun, and she wore diamond hoop earrings.
Von Furstenberg’s post came just days after the six-episode docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” in which they explored their love story, relationship with the royal family, and exit from royal life.
Markle recalled being “in ripped jeans and barefoot” during her first meeting with Prince William and his wife, Princess Kate, in one episode. The former actress implied that the Prince and Princess of Wales, unlike her, were not huggers.
Markle said on the series, People reported:
“Like I was a hugger, always been a hugger. I didn’t realize that that is really jarring for a lot of Brits.”
“I guess I’d start to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside, carried through on the inside. There is a forward-facing way of being and then you close the door and you relax now. But that formality carries over on both sides. And that was surprising to me.”
Prince Harry also claimed that his older brother, Prince William, “screamed” at him for deciding to retire as a working royal in 2020.
Following the release of the docuseries, former palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter stated that he does not see the Sussexes and the royal family reconciling as a result of the Netflix project and Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir, “Spare.”
The royal commentator said on Australia’s “Today”:
“A lot of people are talking about reconciliation talks, but look at what’s happened over the [past] two years. Harry and Meghan have rubbished the family. They’ve rubbished the United Kingdom, they’ve labeled the people of the United Kingdom racists, [and] they’ve had six hours on Netflix, [in which they] continued to rubbish the family. I don’t see reconciliation coming about as a result of all that.”