Kate Middleton Just Copied Meghan Markle’s Style In The Biggest Way

And we're all for it

From the editors of InStyle US

By Isabel Jones

Kate Middleton is something of a by-the-book gal.

Unlike soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Cambridge takes few fashion risks, sticking to a conservative wardrobe of black and nude pumps and (mostly blue) dresses.

However, as the due date of Prince William and Kate’s third child nears – the royal baby is expected in April – Middleton appeared to be shaking things up during her last public appearance before going on maternity leave.

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On Thursday, William and Kate met with wheelchair basketball players hoping to compete in Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Duke even participated himself, shooting (and scoring!) while sitting in a wheelchair.

While William kept his attire in-line with past engagements, wearing a navy suit with an open collar, Kate broke from her norm, opting for a floral blouse peaking from beneath an ivory coat, black pumps, and *gasp* – trousers.

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To be fair, this isn’t the first time Middleton has ditched the gown for a pair of slacks, but still, it’s hardly routine for her.

Meanwhile Meghan Markle, despite being fairly new to the royal circuit, has worn pants to several events since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry.

Is it just us, or is Kate being more than a little inspired by her future sister-in-law’s style?