The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex share many things in common when it comes to their style choices. While not exactly fashion twins, the two royal ladies often select the same designers, color palettes and classic handbags for their overflowing closets. And both women have an affection for beachy bags with straw textures.
Here are Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s 5 Best Summer Friendly Straw Handbags:
- L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch
The Duchess of Cambridge has carried this neutral bag for many occasions and even opted to pack the hard-side raffia clutch for the Royal Tour Australia. The petite handbag easily coordinates with many of Kate’s more colorful outfits including her bright yellow Roksanda sheath and pink dress by Goat.
2. Kayu Anna Black Straw Clutch
Meghan carried her sleek handcrafted clutch to a wedding with Prince Harry in August as well as for a stop on the Royal Tour Oceania in October 2018. Kayu, a California based brand is renowned for their artisan pieces which are made of all natural materials. Likely an homage to her home state, Meghan loves handbags with a little bling like the stone embellishment on the Anna bag which is woven from straw.
3. Anya Hindmarch Straw Fan Clutch
Not one to miss an opportunity for a pop of color, the Duchess of Cambridge carried this red and white straw clutch in Canada in 2011. Later, the royal mom accessorized her white eyelet dress at Wimbledon with the fun summery style. Princess Diana also loved bags by the designer.
4. J.Crew Fan Rattan Clutch
The wicker bag that Duchess Meghan carried to a polo match for Prince Harry caused quite the stir. The chic bag cost under $100 and instantly became an iconic summer style staple. Of course, the moon-shaped bag sold out many times over and is no longer for sale. On the bright side, we found out Pippa Middleton and Meghan both have similar handbag affections.
5. Hat Attack Patterned Raffia Tote
Flying out of the Toronto airport, Meghan looked like an undercover princess in her oatmeal Everlane sweater and Mother Denim flirt distressed jeans. And most noticeable about her casual ensemble was her cool girl striped straw tote with leather handles. The breezy bag is perfect for poolside parties or lots of globetrotting.