When Meghan Markle first stepped into the shoes of royalty, she had a very distinct style. Classy, sophisticated, yet contemporary, Meghan did not shy away from wearing various colors, cuts, and hem lengths.
Her fashion sensibilities were, to say the least, a little rebellious in comparison with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. However, as time passes by, Meghan seems to channel more and more of Kate, making us wonder if imitation would indeed be considered the highest form of flattery.
From polka dots, signature white trenches, ginghams and nautical styles, Meghan appears to be taking some notes from Kate's style files. According to sources, these inspirations haven't gone "unnoticed".
A source told The Sun, "It hasn’t gone unnoticed by Kate’s circle. Everybody’s a bit baffled. Meghan was a style icon and knew what to wear. She appeared in glossy US mags all the time, walked the red carpet and always looked amazing. But since joining the royals she seems to be a bit lost. Instead of finding her feet she is copying what Kate wears more often than ever."
Kate has always been demure with her style and has maintained the look for seven years now. The source felt that Meghan is trying to fit in, the way Kate has. "Kate always looks stylish. She has been in the family for years and knows the protocol. So it makes sense that Meghan would look to her for inspiration. But Kate’s team are a bit miffed she’s going down the same route as her and think it’s inappropriate, as they’re not as close as they were."
The rumor mill recently churned out the news that the two women aren't as close as they used to be and their rift may be a reason for Meghan and Harry to move to Frogmore Cottage.
When Meghan recently visited New Zealand, she wore a gorgeous grey Karen Walker trench that reminded one and all of the exquisite LK Bennett outfit that Kate was seen in back in 2017. Sources have mentioned to The Sun that Meghan is also shopping more from brands that Kate uses as her go to's, which include Stella McCartney, Burberry, and Mulberry. "Kate has even told Meghan what to wear in the past," the source said. "She's not the kind of person to get annoyed that somebody likes what she wears. But her team think it's strange there are now so many similarities," added the source.
However, just recently, Kate took a leaf out of Meghan's style book.
During a visit to Cyprus to meet RAF personnel, Kate wore a pantsuit along with a recycled khaki blazer from Canadian brand Smythe — something very similar to the wardrobe of the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan is seen in pantsuits during royal engagements all the time, but this was a first for Kate.