Twinning Sisters-in-Law! The Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex are both regarded as global fashion icons. While Kate’s style is very much in keeping with her royal role —  conservative and classic but with a mix of preppy countryside and at times, regal glam — Meghan’s fashion aesthetic is more modern, minimalist and monochrome with a splash of Hollywood sparkle.

While the duchess may draw wardrobe inspiration from her days on Suits — styling herself in similar snug pencil skirts, silky blouses and sleek sheaths like her character Rachel Zane — Princess Kate is guided by the royal rulebook and adheres to dressing like the Queen and her royal contemporaries.

Kate’s style is aligned with the elegant fashion legacy of Queen Elizabeth II — she’s drawn to stately and refined coats, flowy midi skirts and her signature ‘suit dresses’ — structured crepe numbers in bright jewel and pastel shades. Princes Kate is also fond of English leisure wear staples like quilted vests, plaid outerwear and cargo coats.

Yet despite their wholly opposing fashion aesthetic (modern vs modest), Meghan and Kate frequently overlap in the style department.

Here are 25 Times Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton were Style Twins:

  1. Skirt Sisters

Pretty in printed styles — these future royal ladies struck the right style chord in their fitted pencil skirts. Meghan paired her colorful skirt with a white blouse while Kate opted for a cropped off-white suit jacket.

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2. Island Time

Clad in pink tropical dresses, Meghan and Kate both looked beach-ready in their similar colorful sundresses.

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3. Angels Among Us

Princess Kate looked exquisite in a stretchy Barbara Casasola off-the-shoulder white dress for an awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum. The Duchess of Sussex looked equally stunning in custom Louis Vuitton in New York City.

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4. Elegance Squared

In a box pleated satin skirt dress by Preen called the ‘Finella’ Princess Kate was a standout at a school awards in November 2016. Meghan looked equally enchanting in Ireland in a bespoke Emilia Wickstead creation in 2018.

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5. Seeing Spots

Elevating an Equipment blouse with whimsical accessories and block heel pumps, Kate was every inch the royal pro while wearing the cool girl Parisian brand at a children’s centre in the fall of 2019. Meghan was equally divine in dots while watching polo in California in a Celine bow blouse.



6. Casual Chic

Kate and Meghan rocked similarly minded gray coats, dark skinny jeans and chunky black booties while on royal duty.

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7. Rock the Colorblock

Princess Kate wowed on the red carpet in a skintight Roland Mouret creation which highlighted her hourglass figure — not long after, Meghan rocked a similar two-tone strapless jumpsuit by Gabriela Hearst.

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8. Style Superheros

Meghan created a fashion firestorm with her bespoke gold Dior cape dress in Morocco, the future princess looked equally sensational in a greek goddess-esque pale pink McQueen for a dinner in Norway in 2018.

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9. Passion Projects

Meghan brought her Archetypes podcast to airways everywhere while Princess Kate shared her Shaping Us campaign with business executives.



10. Boss Ladies

The Princess of Wales looked smart and sophisticated in tailored pale yellow blazer for an Early Childhood roundtable discussion in March 2023. In a near identical ensemble save for the black jacket — Meghan was making moves and taking names in Ireland in July 2018.

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11. Green with Envy

Meghan and Kate rocked similarly fitting green dresses with matching sleeve and hem lengths for royal engagements. While Meghan was on tour, Kate was attending a London Design Museum event; both ladies paired their emerald midis with chunky gold earrings and suede pumps.

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12. Team Tan

Stepping out in monochrome camel ensembles, Meghan and Kate showed off their dedication to all things neutral.

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13. Cozy for Christmas

Kate and Meghan seemed to swap style notes for their similarly minded Christmas ensembles — both ladies were pictured with their adorable families perched in the great outdoors in chunky knit sweaters, dark wash jeans and delicate accessories.


14. Having a Field Day

In matching earthy olive Barbour Field jackets, blue skinny jeans and rainy day Wellies — Kate and Meghan looked like sisters.

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15. Jersey Shore

The iconic sapphire blue Issa jersey wrap dress Princess Kate wore for her engagement photocall is strikingly similar to Duchess Meghan’s black draped jersey midi from Armani.



16. Red Hot

Both the princess and the duchess can win hearts in a fiery red dresses — Kate looked sensational in Preen in Canada in September 2016 while Meghan visited the Today show in New York City just a few months before in July 2016.

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17. Couple Cuteness

Kate and Meghan looked smitten with their Prince Charmings –William and Harry– as they posed for romantic engagement snaps.


18. Trench Coat Times Two

Meghan and Kate both have a knack for dressing up a trench coat — Meghan’s Jason Wu navy blazer dress looked similar to Kate’s belted Ted Baker style.

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19. Burgundy Babes

The Duchess of Sussex brought her winning style to the Hubb Community Kitchen in 2018 while Kate wore similar shades of aubergine for a royal visit to Newcastle in 2012.

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20. Little Black Dress Club

Both these brunette stunners know the power of a black mini dress — especially when paired with a brown shoulder bag, tan heels and sparse jewelry — this timeless ensemble is a permanent win in the style column.

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21. Vested Interests

While Meghan was off-duty when she was spotted in her quilted black JCrew vest, the Princess of Wales was on duty to meet with scouts in her kalamata colored Ganni Tech vest.

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22. Mad for Plaid

Donning long tartan coats, Kate and Meghan were flawless in their similar Scottish designs.

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23. Fitness Buffs

In nearly identical black zip-up performance hoodies, Meghan and Kate showed off their similar fitness fashions.



24. Off-the-Shoulder Stunners

The princess and duchess looked exquisite in their glamorous black off-the-shoulder evening gowns and statement accessories for a royal red carpet and Vanity Fair event.

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25. Pretty in Poppy

The then Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a poppy dress by Alexander McQueen in 2016 — Meghan repeated the symbolic print for a video appearance in a red Carolina Herrera floral shirtdress in May 2021.