Kate Middleton mirrors Meghan Markles final royal look in camel coat and 10 Zara skirt at Childcare Centre


SHE MAY have left the country but it seems that Meghan Markle has left a lasting impression on Kate Middleton when it comes to her wardrobe.

The Duchess of Cambridge mirrored her sister-in-law Meg as she arrived at the Careau Children’s Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire, this morning.

Kate Middleton appeared to have taken fashion tips from her sister-in-law Meghan Markle for her engagement today

Her ensemble was very similar to that worn by Meghan on her final engagement at Canada House earlier this month

Kate, 38, stepped away from her usual colour palette, opting for a 149 camel coloured coat by Massimo Dutti very similar to a Reiss number that Meghan was seen wearing during her final engagement at Canada House earlier this month.

Like the Duchess of Sussex, Kate chose to pair her beige overcoat with a cosy polo neck jumper and a chic midi skirt.

But while Meghans Massimo Dutti satin skirt came in at 89, Kate was a little more frugal opting for a bargain 10 leopard print skirt from her favourite high street store Zara.

But her accessories were even cheaper, with Kate rewearing a pair of 1.50 Accessorize earrings that she was seen wearing in September.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore an 149 coat by Massimo Dutti

The colour beige is one normally favoured by the Duchess of Sussex

  • Buttoned cashmere coat, 149, Massimo Dutti – buy here

Thrifty Kate could also be seen wearing a bargain 10 skirt from high street store Zara

Kate’s skirt is unfortunately out of stock on the Zara website

She completed the look with a pair of heeled suede black boots from Ralph Lauren coming in at an eye watering 845, which she has previously worn for several other engagements.

The royal mum-of-three today launched a major survey on early childhood which she hopes will trigger “lasting change” for future generations.

It comes after her brother-in-law Prince Harry headed to Canada yesterday to be with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie.

The Sussexes have relocated to North America after the couple announced they were stepping down from the royal family in bombshell news.

But Kate has continued to perform her royal duties, this week already attending a palace reception with husband Prince William.

The Duchess could be seen wearing a pair of 895 suede heeled boots from Ralph Lauren

But Kate is known for mixing up the high street with the high end and completed her look with a pair of Accessorize earrings costing just 1.50

And today, she revealed the project that encourages a focus on early childhood – having quietly been working on a theme since getting married eight years ago.

She will later visit Surrey but was forced to cancel a planned event in London due to weather conditions.

Launching the survey, she described the early years as the “most crucial” for “future health and happiness.”

Kate has made the subject one of the main pillars of her public work and travelled to Birmingham to highlight her ambitious project to ask “five big questions on the under fives” which will guide her future work.

The poll will be online for a month. The results will be revealed in March and will determine Kates next steps.

In other royal news, we told you that Kate gave Meghan a subtle nod by recycling her jigsaw trousers at a Birmingham engagement.

And we told you how theQueen has a secret escape tunnel out of Windsor Castle.

We also revealed how themonarch once told off a young Princess Eugenie for standing on her foot.