Kate Middleton Mirrored Meghan Markle in a Bright Blue Fitted Dress

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    The Duchesses are mirroring each other! Kate Middleton shared a new video on Instagram, encouraging the British public to enter her coronavirus photography project with the National Gallery, "Hold Still," which closes to entrants on June 18. To film the video, she wore a bright blue Stella McCartney dress, as Hello! reports—which looks incredibly similar to Meghan Markle's cerulean Victoria Beckham dress that she wore to the Endeavour Funds in March. Somehow unfamiliar? If I mention a certain umbrella moment, does the exact dress spring to mind?

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    Kate's dress isn't new—she wore it to the National Portrait Gallery in 2012, as well as on a number of other subsequent occasions, Hello! reports. But it seems fair to assume she was just as wowed by Meghan and Harry's moment in the rain as the rest of us, and that just might have inspired her to dig out a bright blue dress of her own.

    Another reason for Kate to revisit her Stella McCartney dress? We all know Kate loves a theme; specifically, she's a big fan of pairing her outfits to the subject of her engagements (see: all the green she wore in Ireland). And she's kept that up in her video engagements amid the coronavirus pandemic. For instance, in a video marking Australia's "Thank a First Responder Day," Kate rewore a yellow Roksanda dress, which she debuted during the Cambridges' 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand.

    As mentioned above, Kate first wore her Stella McCartney dress to the National Portrait Gallery—so it's probably no coincidence that she rewore it to speak about "Hold Still," her photography project in partnership with the institution. Again: Kate loves a theme!


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