Meghan Markle Just Channeled Kate Middleton’s Favorite Outfit

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Although she often opts for protocol-bending looks, the Duchess of Sussex is no stranger to a formal ensemble. But even when Meghan Markle takes style cues from her royal sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, the 37-year-old has a way of adding a personal touch to each of her looks. Case in point: the green coat dress Meghan Markle wore on Mon. morning, which fused tradition and style in the best way possible.

The mother-to-be stepped out with Prince Harry on March 11 to attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House in London. Right in line with the theme, Markle chose a coat dress by Canadian designer Erdem. The emerald green coat was rendered in a felt material and featured black sequins, floral embellishments, matching black buttons, and rolled-up sleeves.

The duchess accessorized with one of her all-time favorites: a pair of black slingbacks by Aquazzura with playful bows on the back, complemented by a matching black box clutch with silver hardware. Bronzed cheeks, nude lipstick, and her classic hairstyle — a voluminous, messy bun with face-framing pieces — rounded out the stunning look.

While shades like lime, deep olive, and pale sage have been sweeping the style charts as of late, Markle's emerald jewel tone is a welcome addition to the growing list of popular green hues. This luxurious-looking color may be closely associated with fall and winter, but the duchess's sunny day look proves you'll want to wear it all through the spring season, too.

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It seems as if Markle's been taking notes from Middleton's recent fashion statements, as the Duchess of Cambridge was photographed in a similar green coat while visiting Blackpool on March 6.

Although Middleton's piece lacked Markle's hint of embellished sparkle, the color, cut, and hemline were nearly identical. Middleton made it a bit more casual by opting for knee-high boots, a cozy scarf, and black gloves. She completed the weather-conscious ensemble with a ponytail, rosy cheeks, and diamond drop earrings.

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Whether you're looking for a polished, wool coat for your collection of seasonally versatile outerwear or you'd prefer to keep it simple with a breezy midi dress, the emerald options are endless. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's selection of Markle-inspired pieces that are bound to add the ultimate royal touch to your personal wardrobe.

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