It looks like the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Beatrice share more than just a membership to the royal family – they also share a penchant for the same skirts.
While they usually have completely different fashion styles, it seems the pair, or their royal helpers, have been shopping at the same stores of late with both young women stepping out in the same matching designer black skirt this week.
Meghan stepped out in the elegant black pleated skirt last Thursday at the launch of new charity cookbook Together: Our Community Cookbook. The duchess attended the event alongside her mother, Doria Ragland, and husband, Prince Harry.
The 37-year-old looked beautiful in the sophisticated Misha Nonoo number, which retails for $AU250, paired with a simple black sleeveless top, a pair of black heels and a striking blue coat to ward of the chilly British autumn weather.
While Meghan’s fans poured over every inch of her outfit in the following hours, it wasn’t long before they were treated to another glimpse at part of her stylish ensemble as Beatrice stepped out in the exact same skirt just one day later.
While the skirt might have been the same, Beatrice styled it into a whole new look, keeping things casual with black flats, a simple black top and a camel-coloured coat.
The princess was visiting the Big Change charity, which she co-founded, a not-for-profit organisation that provides funding for youth projects. The princess listened intently to suggestions of ways to improve schooling for excluded children and posed for a photo with workers and some of the children who benefit from the charity.
This week #BigChange founders Princess Beatrice and @HollyBranson visited two Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) with our project partner @TheDifferenceEd. They heard from pupils, parents and #school staff about crucial change needed to support excluded children. #schoolexclusions pic.twitter.com/490tH0TBAr
— Big Change (@bigchange_) September 21, 2018
Known well for their unique styles, Princess Beatrice and sister Princess Eugenie admitted previously they were left in tears after mockery about their fashion sense became too much to handle.
But back in July, the pair hit back at criticism with a stunning magazine photoshoot with British Vogue magazine.
In a rare interview in the September issue of @britishvogue on newsstands tomorrow, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York tell @ellie_pithers why the time has come to share their world. Styled by @venetialscott and shot by @seanthomas_photo, Eugenie wears a dress and coat by @erdem, belt by @tods and shoes by @simonerocha_. Beatrice wears a jacket by @dolcegabbana, dress by @ashleywilliamslondon and shoes by @chanelofficial. Hair by @chiwonghair, make-up by @lottenholmqvist, nails by @adamslee_. Find out more at the link in bio.
“It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” Beatrice told the magazine. “We are the first: we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses, and doing all of this in the public eye.”
While they insisted they try to ignore critics, sometimes a few slip through their barriers. Recalling one day at Buckingham Palace, when they were due to join the family for a garden party, Eugenie admitted it all became too much for them.
“There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,” Eugenie explained. “We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”