Meghan Markle accused of copying Kate Middleton's Ascot races look

goss 21/06/2018

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made their debut appearance at the opening of Royal Ascot their one-month wedding anniversary.

The Duchess of Sussex's sister-in-law Kate Middleton didn't attend the horse racing festival this time, but Meghan's outfit bore a striking resemblance to Kate's look for her first appearance two years ago. 

Both women wore long, white dresses and matching fascinators for their debuts, and both arrived in the royal carriage procession.

Kate's 2016 ensemble included a floral lace Dolce & Gabanna long-sleeved dress paired with a cream Jane Taylor headpiece.

This year, Meghan opted for a similar vibe, although her dress was button-down with a collar. It also featured floral embellishments, but this time at the waist.

The new duchess once again chose to wear Givenchy - the same designer who created her wedding gown and the dress she wore during her day of engagements with the Queen.

Meghan did create a point of difference by accenting her look with a thin black belt and adding a black and white headpiece with leather flourishes.

It's not the first time the former Suits star has been observed taking style inspiration from Kate.

Meghan wore a pink long-sleeved dress with matching asymmetric hat to her first garden party which was very similar to the outfit Kate wore to her debut at the same event in 2012.