updated 09/14/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/14/2012 AT 7:30 PM ET
While visiting the Assyakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge followed religious protocol and donned a headscarf while entering the house of worship.
But she’s hardly the first royal woman to do so while visiting an Asian nation.
During a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, in 2007, the Duchess of Cornwall followed custom, wearing a gray headscarf to enter the Eyüp Sultan Mosque while visiting with Prince Charles.
But perhaps the most striking memory conjured by Kate’s display on Friday was that of Princess Diana, who visited a Pakistani mosque in 1991 in an equally feminine headscarf.
The late princess spent much of her reign traveling the world, visiting the ill and underprivileged and acting as an ambassador for Great Britain.
In Malaysia through Saturday, the pair, who are coping with a topless photo scandal, will move on to the Solomon Islands on Sunday before ending their duties in Tuvalu.