Tom Daley steals style tip from Kate Middleton as he receives massive accolade from senior royal

Tom Daley has been named the ‘Olympian’s Olympian’ and he chose a stand-out scarlet look for the occasion.

Tom Daley steals style tips from Kate Middleton as they opt for color block looks
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Tom Daley has stolen a major style tip from Kate Middleton as he stepped out in a stunning crimson suit to receive a huge award in honor of his Tokyo 2020 Olympic success from a senior royal.


Tom Daley captured the nation’s hearts once again when he and his diving partner and I’m A Celebrity 2021 cast member Matty Lee. Now he’s wowed once again, this time with his choice of a magnificent suit Kate Middleton would likely very much approve of. The Royal Family official social media pages have now shared a series of stunning snaps from the Team GB Ball, which was held to celebrate British success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

As President of the British Olympic Association, Princess Anne joined past and present Olympians as they reflected on their remarkable achievements and looked ahead with anticipation for Beijing 2022. The Princess Royal’s Olympic career saw her represent the country in Montreal in 1976 and she’s had a long association with the games since then.  

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For this occasion, Tom Daley opted for a bright red look in the form of a tailored suit. This cranberry shade is the perfect choice for winter and echoed Kate Middleton’s Hobbs coat in a similar rich tone, worn just a few days earlier for her appearance at Nower Hill High School in London.

Tom Daley attends the Team GB Ball at Battersea Evolution on November 25, 2021 in London, England

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Both Tom’s suit and the Duchess of Cambridge’s coat had that structured lapel style. Though whilst Kate’s outwear featured statement black buttons and was paired with a jumper in a matching shade, for the Team GB Ball Tom’s jet black shoes provided the only contrasting element in his look. It certainly seems that Tom has taken a leaf out of Kate Middleton’s royal book when it comes to color-blocking—a style tip stolen from the Queen

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she arrives for a visit to Nower Hill High School on November 24, 2021 in London, England

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And Kate herself has rocked a statement suit in recent months, deciding upon a vibrant purple Emilia Wickstead suit for a visit to Northern Ireland with Prince William in September. During the trip, they re-lived their college days and Kate once again captured fans’ imaginations with her eye-catching outfit. 

Meanwhile, Kate Middleton’s dresses have also been known to help create a brilliant, full color-block look, such as with her recent glittering green gown for the Royal Variety Performance.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall on November 18, 2021

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Regardless of how Tom Daley came to decide upon his colorful look for the Team GB Ball, however, he looked spectacularly bold as he proudly received his 'Olympian's Olympian' award from Kate's aunt-in-law, Princess Anne. And given his love of knitting and Kate's love of fashionable knitwear, who knows when their styles could overlap again in the future?

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!