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PIC: Naomi Watts Looks Identical to Princess Diana in Blue Suit

Celebrity News Aug. 10, 2012 AT 6:30PM
Princess Diana, Naomi Watts Princess Diana, Naomi Watts Credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images; Neil Mockford/FilmMagic

Double take!

There was no debating that blue was a striking color on the late Princess Diana, and producers for her upcoming biopic seem to agree.

On the set of Diana in London on Wednesday, a princess-playing Naomi Watts was a spitting image of the beloved royal in a bright blue suit reminiscent of the same color-coordinated outfit that Diana wore at a Core Trust event in London on September 19, 1990.

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Since filming began in July, the flick's wardrobe department has decked out Watts in several copy-cat looks, including the pink button-down shirt that Diana wore to Sarajevo to meet land mine victims in 1997 and the memorable cerulean one-shoulder dress she donned at a charity appearance in 1996.

Naomi Watts, Princess Diana
Naomi Watts, Princess Diana
Credit: Greg Sirc/Splash News; Tim Graham/Getty Images

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"It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role," Watts, 43, said in February after the casting was announced. "Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen."

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Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and written by Stephen Jeffreys, the film will focus on the last two years in the life of Prince William and Harry's beloved mother; after famously divorcing Prince Charles, Diana reinvented herself as a global humanitarian and was on the path to self-fulfillment before she died at age 36 in an August 1997 car crash.

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