Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have a LOT in common.

Aside from their royal duties as the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex (respectively), the duo also abide by the same set of royal style rules. In turn, Kate and Meghan are now incredibly influential fashion forces, prompting the industry to coin terms like ‘The Kate Effect’ and ‘The Meghan Effect’ to reflect the Duchess’ combined buying power.

But today the pair took their similarities to a whole other level by stepping out in London wearing pretty much the exact same thing.

Meghan arrived at Hubb Community Kitchen – where she collaborated on her Grenfell charity cookbook – wearing a burgundy mini dress, complete with a velvet collar, designed by high street brand Club Monaco.

Meghan finished the look with a matching overcoat, black tights and Givenchy ankle boots.

Kate And Meghan Wore The Exact Same Thing So Who’s Going Home To Change?
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TLDR; Mum-to-be Meghan looked damn fire.

Meanwhile, Kate was spotted on the other side of town sporting a matching outfit she’d already donned before, a two-piece crimson skirt suit by Paule Ka, finished with a black turtle neck, opaque tights and black suede pumps.

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Given these two are rarely spotted in matching outfits, it’s not a total stretch to think that their stylists talk to each other on a regular basis. I mean, given the strict dress code that the Duchesses have to follow, it’s entirely possible they could rock up at the same royal event wearing identical outfits, which would be equal parts hilarious and awkward.

So, if we assume their stylists are in regular contact it’s possible that, in this instance, they simply got their wires crossed. OR, the sisters-in-law actually decided to coordinate their looks.

I personally like the sound of the twinning situation more, so I’m just gonna choose to believe that’s what happened.

Image: Getty Images / [Karwai Tang]