The thing you didn't notice about Meghan Markle's Stephen Jones fascinator

By Jessica Pollack

If the fascinator that Meghan Markle wore to the RAF centenary event on Tuesday (July 10) looked familiar, you weren't imagining it! The gorgeous creation by Stephen Jones, which featured a flourish of sheer fabric, is made from the same material as the custom confection that Meghan's bestie Jessica Mulroney wore to her royal wedding on May 19.

The mom of three, whose children Brian, John and Ivy were among the page boys and bridesmaids on the duchess's big day, arrived at St George's Chapel clad in a stunning cobalt blue dress by Montreal's Di Carlo Couture and the matching headpiece by London's celebrated milliner. Though there are subtle differences, the fascinators both feature a pinwheel-style design of pleated fabric - though Jessica's seems to curl under at the sides while Meghan's edges are flatter.

Meghan's fascinator at the RAF celebrations called to mind bestie Jessica's wedding topper. Photo: © Getty Images and Instagram/@rachelrenna

The Duchess of Sussex paired her deep-blue topper with a custom Dior design that featured a bateau neckline similar to the one on her Givenchy wedding gown. As she joined the Royal Family to fete the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the 36-year-old received raves for her timeless ensemble.

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Since joining 'the firm,' Meghan has had a number of opportunities to show just how she's giving the British custom of wearing hats and fascinators her own personal spin. While attending her nephew Prince Louis' christening the previous day, the style icon slipped on an olive green, saucer-style hat also by Stephen Jones. It called to mind a pink piece she'd worn twice before, first at a garden party celebrating Prince Charles' birthday and again at her very first Trooping the Colour celebration.

Meghan Markle has favoured saucer-style hats. Photo: © Getty Images

Her other style of choice seems to be a jaunty beret, which she's worn in cream on Commonwealth Day and black on ANZAC Day. Old favourites like a classic panama hat, donned to watch Prince Harry play polo with pal Serena Williams, and a wide-brimmed felt hat, which saw her through her first official service at dawn, are also part of her repertoire. Hat's off to the duchess!

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