Meghan Markle recycles $140k look while Kate Middleton re-wears £305 outfit for lunch with the Queen
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle attended the pre-Christmas lunch held at Buckingham Palace despite rumors of a royal feud
Despite all the rumors about a royal feud, the Fab Four of the British royal family, i.e. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle attended the pre-Christmas lunch held at Buckingham Palace. And it looks like Markle is picking fashion tips from her sister-in-law Kate when it comes to dressing herself for royal occasions.
For the first time since becoming a royal, the Duchess of Sussex wore a recycled outfit from three years ago, a feat Middleton is quite adept at. The pregnant Duchess was dressed from head to toe in designer gear, but it wasn't her £1,250 Erdem dress which took costed her outfit a staggering price.
To go with her high neck blue and yellow Davina dress, Markle wore an expensive diamond and white gold Reflection de Cartier bracelet, which costs £139,000. Along with the bracelet, the pregnant Duchess wore her favorite Aquazurra pumps, which cost £496, and a Gillian Anderson soft wool swing coat from Winser London, priced at £395.
The Duchess of Sussex completed her look with her wedding earrings, the Cartier studs from the brand's Galanterie collection. The earrings are made from 18k white gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, and have an estimated price tag that can reach into six figures. Markle's dress was the same one she wore in 2016 while presenting a fashion segment on TV.
On the other hand, our very own 'thrifty' Kate wore a slightly less expensive outfit for the occasion. The Duchess of Cambridge was dressed in a pink sherbet-colored dress, which was also recycled from a previous occasion.
Middleton was first seen wearing the stunning Stella McCartney dress back in 2011 at Prince Philip's 90th birthday party, and although it originally costed £1,425 at the time, the Duchess is believed to have snapped it up for just £305. She paired her dress with drop pearl earrings and a pink blouse, while giving a wave to common folk as Prince William drove into the palace grounds.
Both couples' meeting with the Queen for lunch at the palace comes after a barrage of rumors regarding a tiff between the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge, which reportedly took place when Markle misbehaved with some of Middleton's staff before her wedding to Prince Harry in May this year. “That’s unacceptable, they’re my staff and I speak to them," Middleton reportedly told Markle, according to a source.
The rumors about this rift seemingly started taking shape when the palace confirmed Prince Harry and Markle would be moving to Frogmore cottage on the Windsor estate as the soon-to-be parents prepare to welcome their child. Various outlets speculated that one of the reasons for Harry and Markle to take this step could be their desire to give a normal life to their child. However, if recent reports are to be believed then Middleton might have had a little role to play in this decision.