Did Kate Middleton Take Style Inspiration From Meghan Markle For A Recent Public Appearance?

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both style icons. Sometimes it's hard to be sure which royal started a certain trend, however. Take the white blazer for instance. Kate is a longtime fan of donning this pure color — and we're not just talking about her wedding day.

From formal occasions to more casual moments, the Duchess of Cambridge often defaults to white and does so with aplomb! We won't soon forget when the mom of three chose a white blazer and tee to step out following the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration (via PureWow). But this style is hardly new for her, with Kate having donned a versatile, smart suit jacket in the same hue in 2020 to the Euros (via Hello!).

Meanwhile, Meghan is also a fan of the white blazer, having staked her claim on the look during the Invictus Games this year and stepping out in a variety of crisp, double-breasted jackets while on the world stage (via People).

Another color that has come to be associated with the Duchess of Sussex is most certainly blue, which has royal watchers wondering if Kate took a page out of her sister-in-law's style guide during a recent appearance.

It was all about the shoes for Kate Middleton

Meghan Markle must know she looks amazing in blue. From early appearances when she first got together with Prince Harry to her most recent visit to the United Kingdom for the Platinum Jubilee when she sported a navy blue outfit, the former actress will choose blue more times than not when she's in public.

In addition to white of course, it must be said that Kate Middleton is no stranger to the color blue when it comes to her attire. She looked lovely in a light shade of the hue on the Queen's 90th birthday (via Insider). And from coats to gowns, navy and dark blue are favorite choices for one of the most stylish women on the planet.

Consider her ensemble for Garter Day this week. The event, on which Queen Elizabeth II bowed out and celebrated the occasion privately due to ongoing mobility challenges, saw Kate rocking a pair of envy-inducing Aquazzura's "Love Link" slingback high heels in blue to match her all-blue ensemble (via Newsweek). If these jaw-droppingly gorgeous pumps look familiar, well, there's a reason — Meghan has been known to slip on the shoes in the past.

Meghan Markle may have set the trend

It's been noted that Meghan Markle is a fan of Aquazzura's fashionable shoes for years (via Footwear News). One memorable occasion on which the mom of two showed off shoes from the brand was the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017 (via Newsweek).

So did Kate Middleton emulate her sister-in-law's love for the label on Garter Day this year? Perhaps. What we do know for sure is that the Duchess of Cambridge had royal fans' tongues wagging over her entire ensemble, having donned an all-blue coat dress by Catherine Welker, which she paired with the pointy-toed slingback style (via Yahoo!). What we love the most about the pumps is the jeweled detailing across the back of the heel.

Whether she has admired Meghan's shoes and was inspired to try this style or not, Kate has impeccable taste in footwear anyway. Her favorite brands include Stuart Weitzman, Gianvito Rossi and L.K. Bennett.