H&M's New £20 Jumper Is Almost Identical to Princess Diana's and Kate's Versions

While browsing through H&M's new arrivals for a story—yes, it's is part of my job—I saw a sporty sweater that looked incredibly familiar. Then it hit me: none other than Kate Middleton has worn a similar version before. And upon further digging, I found a photo of the late Princess Diana in the very same trend, too. Is that kismet or what?

Varsity jumpers are certainly nothing new, but H&M has a knack for translating trends into extremely affordable pieces that are widely accessible. So when I come across a royalty-approved trend at a £20 price point, I knew I had to share. Scroll down to see how Kate and Diana styled the preppy sweater trend and shop it for yourself. 

Princess Diana wearing a varsity stripe sweater with jeans and ballet flats


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The late, great Princess Diana was photographed on a school run in 1992 wearing a varsity cable-knit sweater with jeans and ballet flats. 

Kate Middleton wearing a striped sweater with white Superga sneakers


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On Kate Middleton: Ralph Lauren jumper; Superga Cotu Trainers (£55)

In May 2021, the Duchess of Cambridge wore her varsity sweater with affordable Superga trainers and black trousers for some tennis drills with kids. How cute does she look? Watch out, Sporty Spice. 

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I have a feeling this sporty sweater will sell out in no time. Plus, it surely doesn't hurt that it boasts nearly over 100 rave reviews on H&M's website. 

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This £10 cropped version is also insanely cute. 

Yep, I already bought this one, too. 

Switch things up with this sleek brown knit. 

A great option if you’ve got more budget to play with. 

I hoard striped sweaters like there's no tomorrow. 

This looks as polished as a jacket but is as comfortable as a sweater. 

A very classic take that you’ll always reach for. 

I told you I have a thing for striped sweaters. 

Wear just like the model with a chunky beanie. 

Seriously, & Other Stories has an amazing knitwear selection right now. 

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