California Cool or Classically British? Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's Different Styles

Royal rebel vs. prim and proper: A closer look at Meghan and Kate's diverging looks

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THE COAT

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Kate's a fan of structured coat dresses — particularly those from one of her go-to designers, Catherine Walker (who was also a favorite of Princess Diana.) She wore this one in Belgium on July 30, 2017.

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THE COAT

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Meghan prefers a more relaxed outerwear look, like this gray wrap coat she wore in Belfast on March 23, 2018.

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THE WHITE DRESS

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Meghan showed off her edgy California roots in this chic striped dress from American designer Altuzarra while out with Harry on April 18, 2018.

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THE WHITE DRESS

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Kate, on the other hand, went for an equally fashionable white Alexander McQueen dress with a high collar for a day at Royal Ascot in June 2017.

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THE TRACK OUTFIT

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For a London Marathon training day in 2017, Kate got in the runner's spirit with a pair of New Balance sneakers, a puffer coat and black pants.

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THE TRACK OUTFIT

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When Meghan headed to the Invictus Games team trials in Bath, England on April 6, 2018, she went for a decidedly more formal look: Wide-leg jeans, heels, and an olive trench coat — with an Invictus polo, naturally.

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THE EVENING LOOK

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Meghan showed off her own twist on evening wear with a sleek black Alexander McQueen tuxedo at the Endeavour Fund Awards on February 1, 2018.

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THE EVENING LOOK

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Kate went the more traditional route in a flowing pink gown — from the same designer, on the same night as Meghan's outfit.

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TO MONOCHROME OR NOT?

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Kate's a fan of monochromatic ensembles, like this bright green one from Jenny Packham she wore in March 2018.

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TO MONOCHROME OR NOT?

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Meghan, on the other hand, is more likely to mix colors — even those that might not normally go together, like black and navy, as she did in Birmingham on March 8, 2018.

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THE BAG

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Meghan is a bag girl: She's been busting out a new purse for nearly every occasion, including this green Strathberry bag she wore in Edinburgh on February 13, 2018.

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THE BAG

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While Kate is known for her love of tiny clutches.

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THE JEANS

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Both Meghan and Kate love jeans, but Kate prefers a standard, non-ripped skinny.

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THE JEANS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Tennis together at the Invictus Games in Toronto
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Meghan's denim collection, on the other hand, has a bit more variety, whether they're wide-leg or distressed, like this pair she wore to the Invictus Games in Toronto.

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