Did this royal inspire Kate's Trooping the Colour outfit?

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Madeleine of Sweden have more than a few things in common. Both aged 34, the royal moms are each raising two kids in the public eye and it seems they share an affinity for some of the same fashion designers, too.

Royal fans have noticed that Kate's head-turning outfit from Saturday's Trooping the Colour celebrations was remarkably similar to one wornby Madeleine just a few weeks ago, when she celebrated King Carl XVI Gustav's70th birthday at Sweden's royal palace.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYKate Middleton in Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen The Duchess of Cambridge wowed in a Philip Treacy hat and Alexander McQueen coat

Like Kate, Madeleine wore an Alexander McQueen coat for the royal festivities, but she opted for a dusky pink cover up as opposed to thechic cream coat that Kate wears.


Madeleine and Kate completed their looks with remarkably similarhats from milliner Philip Treacy. Both featured the same tilted design with abeautiful flower corsage, but Madeleine's headpiece was black with acontrasting gauze trim while Kate's was cream to co-ordinate with the rest ofher outfit.

Princess MadeleinePrincess Madeleine wore a similar outfit just a few weeks ago

Rather than wear her glossy locks down like Madeleine, Katekept her locks in a chic chignon and accessorised with a pair of Balenciaga $760 faux pearl earrings which have a magnetic back. They added a high fashion finishing touch to her outfit, as did her favourite Mappin & Webb Empress mini necklace, which she has beenspotted wearing on several occasions.


Kate is often compared to other European royals, particularly Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. While the pair share a similardress sense, a glimpse inside their homes has revealed they share similarinterior design tastes, too.

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