The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have stepped out for their first official engagement of 2022, and all eyes were on Kate Middleton's familiar-looking outfit.
While visiting the Foundling Museum in London alongside Prince William to learn more about the care sector on Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a monochromatic look that some fans are convinced was inspired by Meghan Markle.
The 40-year-old royal was seen wearing a pair of navy Jigsaw trousers, a matching turtleneck, and a tailored teal coat that she has been spotted wearing on previous occasions.
Fans on Twitter called out the royal's look for appearing to be "very similar" to an outfit worn by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, back in September 2021.
While paying her respects at the One World Observatory in New York City, Meghan was seen wearing a similar monochromatic look.
The Duchess of Sussex was often dragged by the press for opting to wear modern pantsuits during her time as a working royal, with some claiming that they broke royal protocol.
One Twitter user wrote that Kate's outfit looked "very similar to an outfit seen in New York recently."
Another called out the outfit, saying that it's "interesting she now wears trousers to an official event...and it's OK...I wonder who started that trend."
Her outfit looks very similar to an outfit seen in New York recently
— eilyb (@eily1978) January 19, 2022
Interesting she now wears trousers to an official event...and it's OK...I wonder who started that trend...
— Nicola Williams (@Nixxxxxxs) January 19, 2022
Remember those days #MeghanMarkle rocked black pant suits and the British media told us she was bleaching the old royal protocols.
Well guess it expired coz they are now forcing the other woman to wear them to look serious 😏😏😏😏 pic.twitter.com/3tyjl9DMlp
— Kimy (@KimyAries) January 19, 2022
Despite the similarities between the two outfits, others praised the Duchess of Cambridge for her thrifty fashion choice, opting for a pair of ultra-affordable earrings and re-wearing pieces from her closet.
"Love this by the [Duchess of Cambridge] showing you can shop on the high street and still look fab," one user wrote.
"She shows that you don’t have to be dripping in money to look great," another added.
Love this by the DOC showing you can shop on the high street and still look fab❤️
— Miss Janice Green (@MissJaniceGree1) January 19, 2022