The Princess of Wales appeared to be inspired by her sister-in-law Meghan Markle’s fashion when she arrived in the United States with Prince William on Wednesday, according to royal enthusiasts.
Kate and Prince William, both 40, were pictured getting off a British Airways flight at Boston’s Logan International Airport at the start of their three-day whirlwind visit to the United States.
The mother-of-three looked effortlessly chic in a midnight blue pantsuit from her favorite designer Alexander McQueen, the same British label that designed her wedding dress in 2011, and a knitted turtleneck.
Royal fans noted online that the outfit looked strikingly similar to the one worn by the 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex during a trip to New York in September 2021; Meghan stepped out in a black coat, high-necked blouse, and wide-leg pants.
The Princess of Wales appeared to take fashion inspiration from her sister-in-law Meghan Markle (pictured left, with Prince Harry in September 2021) when she arrived in the US alongside Prince William on Wednesday (pictured a the right), according to royal enthusiasts.
This isn’t the first time Meghan and Kate have seemed to channel each other’s outfits.
In July 2022, the Duchess of Sussex appeared to be following the Princess of Wales’s fashion bible, when she wore a £4,000 monochrome jumpsuit, which was almost identical to the dress her sister-in-law wore earlier this year.
The Duchess, who currently lives with Prince Harry and their two children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, in a $14 million California mansion after stepping down from royal duties, joined her husband in New York for celebrate the international Nelson Mandela event. Conference at the United Nations Headquarters.
Meghan opted for a daring black and white strapless bodycon jumpsuit by Gabriela Hearst for the occasion, which she paired with black stilettos and a red clutch.
The mother-of-two’s look was similar to the one Kate wore back in May, when she stepped out in a £2,700 black Roland Mouret gown with identical white strap detail at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere.
This isn’t the first time the two have worn outfits that look similar. In fact, women have worn similar clothes many times. They are seen wearing similar yellow dresses in 2018.
Kate (pictured right) and Meghan (pictured left) are seen wearing matching red dresses in 2016
The Duchess of Sussex seemed to channel Kate’s style when she wore a Burberry coat while visiting Scotland in February 2018 (left), as Kate was seen rocking a similarly patterned Alexander McQueen dress years earlier (right)
Kate and Meghan’s style again showed similar aspects in October 2018.
Former Suits star Meghan was spotted wearing a burgundy print dress from & Other Stories while out on Fraser Island.
Kate opted for a similar long-sleeved polka dot dress in the same color from British retailer Whistles, when she attended a reception for Radio One’s Teen Heroes of 2018 at Kensington Palace a few days earlier.
Meghan was twinned with her sister-in-law once again when she wore a Burberry coat while visiting Scotland with her husband in February 2018; Kate wore an Alexander McQueen wrap dress with a very similar pattern to the St. Andrew’s Day festival in 2012.
The sister-in-law also wore similar dresses just days apart in July 2018, with Meghan donning a yellow bodycon dress on July 5, and Kate showing up at Wimbledon in one that looked the same 10 days later.
On Wednesday, Kate paid tribute to her late mother-in-law by wearing a stunning pair of sapphire and diamond earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana when she arrived in the United States with Prince William.
Diana was seen wearing the earrings on several occasions before her death in 1997, including when she attended the Met Gala in New York City in 1996 and during a visit to Canada in 1991.
Kate previously wore them in June when she attended Trooping the Color as part of the late Queen’s birthday celebrations.
She and William, who opted for a dark suit, flew to Boston on a commercial flight from London, with the trip marking the first time the couple had visited the United States since 2014.
The Prince and Princess of Wales also joined 20,000 basketball fans to cheer on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden and promote the Earthshot Prize on their first day in town, but their first trip to the US in eight years has been overshadowed by a racism scandal at Buckingham Palace.
William and Kate arrived in Boston just hours after the Prince’s own godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, the late Queen’s former lady-in-waiting, was accused of making racist remarks at a reception hosted by Queen Consort Camilla.
The Princess of Wales, 40, and the Duke of Cambridge, also 40, were photographed getting off a British Airways flight in Boston, Massachusetts, ahead of their whirlwind three-day visit to the United States.
Kate wore a midnight blue suit made by luxury British fashion house Alexander McQueen, the same brand that designed her wedding dress in 2011.
She put on an incredibly stylish display in the $2,190 blazer and $890 boot-cut pants. Beneath the jacket, she wore a knitted turtleneck of the same color.
Lady Hussey, 83, resigned from the royal house yesterday after allegedly refusing to believe that a black campaigner against domestic violence, Ngozi Fulani, was British, asking her: “What part of Africa are you from?” as they spoke at the event.
William’s spokesman spoke out to condemn Lady Hussey’s ‘unacceptable’ comments hours before the Prince and Princess of Wales were due to arrive in the US, saying: ‘I want to address the story relating to a guest who attended a reception at Buckingham Palace last night.
This is a Buckingham Palace matter, but as the spokesman for the Prince of Wales, I appreciate you all being here and I understand you may want to ask about it. So let me tackle it head on.
“I was very disappointed to hear about the guest experience at Buckingham Palace last night. Obviously I wasn’t there, but racism has no place in our society. The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect.’
The Princess of Wales looked typically chic in a vintage blue Chanel jacket as she joined Prince William at a Boston Celtics basketball game on their first day in the US.
Kate, 40, looked perfectly polished in Chanel’s 1995 cropped double-breasted garment, which featured CC logo-embossed buttons, as she stepped out at TD Garden Stadium.
Kate paired the vibrant jacket with wide leg pants that time, but decided to opt for skinny black pants and matching black heels for yesterday’s ensemble.