Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles Coordinated Outfits Today & We Are Here for It

There’s no denying Queen Elizabeth knows how to rock an eye-catching print with finesse. Well, it turns out Prince Charles has learned a thing or two from his royal mum.

Today, the 92-year-old monarch hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 50th anniversary of Charles’s Prince of Wales title. Luckily for us, their outfits did not disappoint. The royal mother-son duo arrived at the “investiture” celebration rocking—wait for it—matching Dalmatian-style polka dots and standing side by side.

Her Majesty opted for a white shift dress with lilac dots and a smart violet textured blazer, while her 70-year-old son sported the print in reverse with a violet tie and white pattern. It’s chic, it’s unexpected, it’s very Instagramable.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry (aka the royal Fab Four) and Camilla Parker Bowles were also in attendance at the royal affair, but none of them received the same dress code memo.

Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales on July 26, 1958, at the age of 9. He was formally vested with the title by Queen Elizabeth on July 1, 1969, when he was 20 years old. By 1974 he gave his first speech and began taking on public duties on behalf of the monarchy. Prince Charles is the longest prince to have held the Prince of Wales title, which was created in 1258 and has been held by 20 previous royals. Talk about historic.

Eventually Prince Charles will pass on his Prince of Wales moniker when he ascends the throne, but for today, it’s his party and he’ll twin with Her Majesty if he wants to.

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