Markle vs Middleton: Setting the style bar high

Holly Meredith

Since Prince Harry successfully popped the question last year, the nation is set to have a royal wedding  – and along with it, a new style icon. It is no longer all eyes on Kate, as Ms. Markle is not holding back in the style stakes.

With their bouncy brunette hair and classic tastes, it is no wonder the public is speculating over whether Meghan has ‘stolen’ Kate’s style. Following Meghan’s Christmas debut at Sandringham, the fashion eyes spotted the similarity between her beige Sentaler coat and the one Kate sported during her 2016 Canadian tour. With the same brand choice and style, it is likely Meghan is trying to tick all the right boxes with her new in-laws. Yet despite the style competition, it looks like Kate has taken Meghan under her wing. After all, she knows what its like marrying into the royals and thrown under the style spotlight. With royal engagements set to be a regular fixture in Meghan’s diary, it looks like Kate has taught her a few fashion tips. The famous red dress Kate wore to meet the Chinese President, is something Kate is set to pass onto Meghan. The Duchess has shown how what she wears is not simply an outfit. Her choice of dress allows her to appreciate a country’s culture and is a nod in the right direction to establishing good relationships.

It is not just coats that they share the same taste in, as both ladies are partial to hitting the high street when it comes to fashion. Last month, Kate was spotted in a plaid coat from Zara, and within minutes the item was sold out. It is not only Kate who enjoys picking up a bargain, as the ‘Suits’ star has also been seen in some budget friendly ensembles. During the Invictus Games, she was seen wearing Everlane jeans and carrying their brown tote. Everlane are a company known to use factories with high ethical standards, proving her moral conscience as well as great fashion sense – it is no wonder the nation has fallen in love with her.

So while Kate has been our designer Duchess for the last few years, is it time to make way for Meghan? While I like to think Meghan and Kate share each other’s wardrobes, it is clear they both just have a similar classic taste. So with the royal wedding set for May, it’s time to dig out our hats and see what styles is in store.

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