8 Times Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth Were Style Twins

You guys, it’s going to happen: Kate Middleton will eventually be crowned queen (or queen consort, same diff) when Prince William ascends the throne. And even though it’s some years off, it makes sense that she’d practice dressing the part while she still has the sartorial influence of her mother-in-law Queen Elizabeth to turn to. Here, eight times the royal duo were style twins.

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When They Both Wore Canary Yellow

It must be in the regal rulebook: The *best* way to stand out in a crowd.

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And Popped In A Bright Berry

The queen wore it to cheer on her horse at the Royal Ascot last year; Kate Middleton chose the not-so-subtle jewel tone for when Eugenie said “I do.”

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Might As Well Be A Royal Decree: Red Is A Power Color

“Elementary, my dear daughter-in-law.”

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And Blue Is Just The Right Muted Hue

Even when it’s candy-colored.

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*royal* Blue Is A Different Story Altogether

It’s kind of like the royal family’s calling card.

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Ditto A Subtle Pinky Purple

Elegant and eye-catching all at once.

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There’s A Time And A Place For Plaid

Like the Christmas season…or at a royal horse show.

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The Same Goes For Shimmery White

If they’re going to stray from the jewel tones, it better be regal AF.

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