People think Meghan Markle's Wimbledon outfit made her look like an umpire

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Meghan Markle made her first appearance at Wimbledon as a Duchess over the weekend, arriving in style alongside her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.

And while we all may have been swooning over the iconic duo’s first official outing alone, people online couldn’t help but notice a similarity between 36-year-old Meghan Markle’s outfit and the Wimbledon umpire ensembles.

The Duchess of Sussex looked stunning in a $795 pinstriped Ralph Lauren polo shirt, which she matched with a pair of $2,277 white, silk wide-leg Ralph Lauren pants.

Meghan Markle at Wimbledon on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images
People couldn’t help but notice how similar her outfit was to the umpire’s. Photo: AAP

However, when you look at the umpires, they seem to be wearing near-identical outfits, in the form of a blue and white pinstriped shirt and white pants.

It is entirely possible that Meghan was totally aware of this fact, especially considering the official umpire outfits are actually designed by Ralph Lauren.

Just a quick look at the designer’s page will bring you to a whole Wimbledon-inspire collection.

A very similar Ralph Lauren shirt can actually be bought on the Wimbledon official online shop page, costing just $114.

The Duchess paired her look with a $900 ivory straw hat by Maison Michel, a Altuzarra mini bag and a pair of Sarah Flint heels.

Meanwhile Kate Middleton showed how different their styles are by wearing a white and navy Jenny Packham dress.

However she did take style tips from her new sister-in-law, by carrying a Dolce and Gabbana satchel bag, which she usually shuns in favour of a clutch bag.

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