Pippa Middleton's twinning moment with sister Kate

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

They’re one year apart in age, but Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton could almost pass for twins they look that alike.

In fact, they’re so similar that the pair recently had a twinning moment in their choice of outfits.

Two weeks after giving birth to her first child, Pippa was spotted out and about in a burgundy polka dot shirtdress from British fashion label, Whistles.


Pippa Middleton was seen in the same dress as her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge. Source: Media Mode

The button-up design has long sleeves and an ankle-grazing hem, and is exactly the same as the dress her sister Duchess of Cambridge wore while hosting a reception at Kensington Palace earlier this month.

Could the infamous ‘Kate Middleton effect’ apply to her own sister? Or perhaps it’s a classic case of sisters digging through each other’s wardrobes.

However with a new baby son, we doubt Pippa, 35, would’ve had time to do that.

But there’s someone else who’s also joined in on this fashion lookalike moment, and that’s Meghan Markle.

While in Queensland last week, the Duchess of Sussex was seen wearing, you guessed it, a burgundy polkadot dress, but this one was short-sleeved and from fashion retailer, & Other Stories.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in New Zealand

On the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first night in New Zealand, Meghan had another twinning moment with Kate.

Harry and Meghan were welcomed to the country with an evening event at Government House in Wellington, where the 37-year-old former actress gave an empowering speech celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

Meghan Markle wore a custom made Gabriela Hearst dress for her first night in New Zealand with Prince Harry. Source: Getty

Meghan delivered her speech, which praised Kiwi campaigners for making New Zealand the first country in the world to give women the right to vote, in a custom made dress by Gabriela Hearst – a designer known for incorporating feminist beliefs into her work.

“We are proud to be able to join you tonight in celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in your country,” she said.

“The achievements of the women of New Zealand who campaigned for their right to vote, and were the first in the world to achieve it, are universally admired. In looking forward to this very special occasion, I reflected on the importance of this achievement, but also the larger impact of what this symbolises.”

As well as being perfectly on point when it came to marrying her message with her outfit, Meghan was also giving us some serious Kate Middleton vibes with her very royal look.

Kate Middleton wore this black Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress in 2016. Source: Getty

Two years ago at a charity event in London, the Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress that had a similar silhouette.

The classic midi-length gown featured an empire waistline, straight neckline and full skirt just like Meghan’s, and she also paired it with black heels.

Meghan Markle is pregnant

Just hours after they arrived in Australia on Monday, the royal pair announced they were expecting their first child together.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the palace said in statement on Twitter.

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

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