It seems Kate Middleton has been taking style notes from her grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth! When the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in London on Wednesday, March 21 for a Royal Foundation event, all eyes were on Kate's bright green ensemble — mostly because it looked like an outfit that the Queen would wear.
Kate, 36, appeared perfectly polished in a pastel green dress worn under a matching Jenny Packham coat tied with a pretty bow at the collar. She paired the monochromatic look with nude suede pumps, simple jewelry, and her best accessory — her eight-month baby bump!
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Though Kate has revealed in the past that she doesn't really have a favorite color — but if she had to choose, she'd pick white! — the mom-of-two has often been photographed wearing green. Not surprisingly, the Duchess just stepped out clad in head-to-toe emerald while celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the royal family on March 17 and looked gorgeous in the jewel-toned hue.
Queen Elizabeth — whose favorite color is blue! — has also worn green many, many times over the years. She most recently donned the hue while traveling to London in early February after spending the holidays at her Sandringham Estate. A few months earlier, the Queen, 91, wore a bright green ensemble to the Royal Ascot in June 2017 and was very famously photographed on the Buckingham Palace balcony in a neon green dress, coat, and matching hat during the 2017 Trooping the Color ceremony.
During The Queen at 90 documentary, the Queen's daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex, revealed that Elizabeth chooses frocks in rainbow colors so people can easily see her while standing in a crowd of people. "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen.' Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the queen’s hat as she went past," Sophie confessed. Maybe Kate is adopting Queen Elizabeth's love of colorful outfits, too!
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