Kate inspires Princess Victoria of Sweden's style

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has inspired the style of women around the world, setting the "Kate Effect" into motion whenever she dons a new ensemble or designer, and fellow royals aren't immune. Princess Victoria of Sweden took a page from Kate's style book when she donned one of the British royal's favourite maternity dresses, a Seraphine look she wore when pregnant with Princess Charlotte.

Victoria, who is set to welcome her second child with Prince Daniel in the New Year, elegantly showed off her baby bump when she met the Nobel Peace Prize winners in Stockholm on Tuesday. The dress she chose, by one of Kate's beloved maternity designers, was last spotted on the duchess in December 2014 when she met with Ben Ainslie at a private event in London.


Crown Princess Victoria looked a vision at Tuesday's event.

Victoria wore the blue pleated number with coordinated navy earrings, a clutch bag and suede shoes, and her her hair styled in a ponytail. This wasn't, however, the first Nobel Prize occasion the royal attended.

The Swedish royal family pulled out all the stops for the Nobel Prize banquet on Dec. 10. Victoria highlighted her growing baby bump in a floor-length purple gown accessorized with a silver sash and the stunning Connaught Diamond tiara. The 38-year-old could be seen cradling her bump as she stood during the ceremony with Princess Sofia, who is also expecting a baby in the New Year.

Kate wore a similar dress in December 2014.

The sisters-in-law have grown close and it appears Victoria is a style icon herself as Sofia has made a habit of borrowing her clothes. Sofia and Prince Carl Philip went on a two-day trip to the town of Älvdalen in Dalarna province in October where the princess donned a bright red smart coat that Victoria has worn on previous occasions.

Sofia also sported Victoria's short fur jacket when she attended the wedding of Gustaf Magnuson in Stockholm in August 2013.

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