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.