Meghan Markle is taking fashion cues from Queen Letizia

By Jessica B

Meghan Markle has always marched to the beat of her own fashion drum, especially since she and Prince Harry announced their engagement and the former actress became an unofficial royal. Wowing the public with a series of elegant looks, all with her own personal spin, fans have started wondering where she gets her fashion inspiration. While her future sister-in-law Duchess Kate to Harry's late mother Princess Diana have been named, eagle-eyed fans of the Royal Family have made one more comparison to another regal European: Queen Letizia.

While we can't say for definite that the 36-year-old has been directly inspired by King Felipe's wife, they certainly share very similar taste. For example, on Saturday (April 21), Meghan wore a gorgeous dark blue Stella McCartney cape gown to the Queen's 92nd birthday celebrations. Queen Letizia has worn this exact item before, only in a deep khaki green.

The pair are also both fans of belted coats. Meghan has worn this style in white, black and beige. Letizia also owns black and cream versions, as well as a deep red style, which, like Meghan, she teamed with pointed knee-high boots.

Meghan delighted fashion fans when she rocked a nautical-style dress paired with a black jacket draped over her shoulders. Letizia has also been known to keep out the cold this way, pairing her jacket with a white minidress. And both own remarkably similar cream coats with front fastenings. Meghan's is by Amanda Wakeley and she teamed it with a white beret while attending her first official engagement with the Queen at a Commonwealth Day service.

Another look we've come to expect from Meghan is a preference for simple, chic cuts in dark neutral colours, such as her trademark black trousers – which she wore while attending her first red carpet event with Prince Harry – and the Jackie O-inspired midi dress by Halo that she sported during a Women's Empowerment dinner. And, surprise surprise, Letizia is also a fan of this minimal style too. She owns a dress very similar to Meghan's, and also knows how to rock a black pant suit. We think it looks equally great on both of them!

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