How Prince William and Duchess Kate Have Been Channeling Princess Diana

The royals' trip echoes Prince William's late mother's first visit to NYC.

— -- As William and Kate tour New York City for the first time, we're reminded of another royal who became America's sweetheart over 25 years ago.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been following in iconic Diana's fashionable footsteps - becoming devoted charitable role models.

"She loved New York and that’s why she came back several times more. And, indeed sometimes I think, had she lived, had her life turned out differently, she would very well have found herself with somewhere to live in New York," Jephson said. "She liked it here. And I think it was a mutual admiration society."

As it is now, for Will and Kate.