Melania Trump takes style cues from Kate Middleton

Is Melania Trump prepping for this week’s trip to meet the royals by taking style cues from Kate Middleton?

The first lady, who is expected to join President Trump for his July 13 visit with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, wore a dress on Sunday by one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite designers, Erdem.

Melania Trump went tropical in this printed Erdem dress. Photo: Getty Images

Given his popularity with Kate, the London-based designer was also rumoured to be making Meghan Markle’s wedding dress – though that honour ultimately fell to Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller.

But Erdem did get some love from FLOTUS, who went summer-chic in his Kasia paisley parrot-print cotton sundress. The dress’ original price is $1,725.

Melania Trump wore the dress as she returned from New Jersey with President Trump. Photo: Getty Images

Melania paired the dress with bold orange accessories as she held hands with her husband on the lawn of the White House, just back from a weekend stay at the president’s New Jersey golf resort.

The first lady wore orange Manolo Blahnik BB heels as well as a coordinating leather belt.

Kate Middleton, pictured in 2017, has worn Erdem on numerous occasions. Photo: Getty Images

The Trumps are unlikely to meet with Kate during their UK trip, as the duchess is on maternity leave and reportedly avoiding London, where large anti-Trump protests are planned.

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