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We don’t blame Meghan Markle for wanting to take a page (or five) out of Kate Middleton’s “Royalty 101” handbook, but it appears the soon-to-be bride is becoming more and more like her future sister-in-law. From sharing fashion advice to breaking palace protocol, here’s definitive proof that Markle is trying to be the next K Middy. 

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When She Stole the Head-to-Toe Tartan Look

During her first official visit to Scotland in February 2018, the actress wore a blue-and-green tartan coat, which is strikingly similar to what the duchess wore to St. Andrew’s Day in 2012. The good news is Kate is also a fan of Markle’s style, considering she recently donned the same exact Diane von Furstenberg dress that her soon-to-be sister-in-law wore in 2012.

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And Her Shoes

It’s no secret that Markle regularly wears Kate’s favorite pairs of shoes, but the fact that they wore the same pumps to the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey is further evidence they could share a closet.

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When She Broke the Rules and Got All Huggy

ICYMI: The royal family isn’t supposed to hug members of the public. Nevertheless, Kate broke protocol when she comforted a crying mother at the Place2Be Awards in 2016. Markle followed in the duchess’s footsteps when she hugged a charity worker during her visit to Scotland in 2018.

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When She Copied Kate’s Posture

In March 2018, Markle made her first official public appearance alongside Prince Harry, Prince William and the duchess at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum. And we couldn’t help but notice that she copied Kate’s go-to pose, the duchess slant, which refers to when one sits with her knees and ankles clasped together, creating a dainty little leg line.

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When She Channeled Princess Di

From post-birth outfits to tiaras, Kate is known for honoring her late mother-in-law. And now Markle is also on the Princess Diana bandwagon, with subtle fashion and style nods. Think: the Spencer Tiara she may wear to the royal wedding and the news that she’ll incorporate white garden roses in her matrimonial floral-scape.

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When She Doubled Up on Wedding Dresses

Markle is planning to wear not one but two custom designer gowns on her wedding day, similar to when her future sister-in-law wore a lace wedding dress by Alexander McQueen to the ceremony and then changed into a white satin gown by the same designer for the reception.

Worried she’s getting a little too Kate for comfort? Fear not: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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