Since joining the royal family, Meghan Markle has been a fashion inspiration to women around the world with her modern take on the classics. But who is her style icon? Even though she and Princess Diana never met, their aesthetic choices look eerily similar. Here, their best twinning moments.
Diana in pale pink with buttons
Pastel pink is a favorite color among royals (just ask Kate Middleton). Diana wore this skirt-suit, with button detailing down the front, while in Argentina in November 1995.
Meghan in pale pink with buttons
Meghan wore a similar number for her first ever Trooping the Colour (the Queen's bday celebration) on June 9, 2018. It was her second post-wedding appearance, and she accessorized the custom Carolina Herrera dress with a Philip Treacy hat.
Diana in a dark suit with black heels
Princess Diana wore this all-black suit to attend the memorial of photographer Terence Donovan in March 1997. For members of the royal family, wearing head-to-toe black is (typically) reserved for funerals.
Meghan in a dark suit
Diana in camel separates
Camel = classic, which Diana proves here in a jacket/skirt combo situation in November 1982. Look at that smile! She's like, "my outfit is great."
Meghan in camel separates
For Christmas day services with the Queen last December, Meghan did an updated version of Diana's outfit with a camel coat, brown suede boots, a brown fascinator, brown leather gloves, and a brown leather purse. Now that is commitment to a theme. This whole outfit cost more than $10,000, FYI!
Diana in denim-on-denim
The '80s were a magical time in which women wore denim-on-denim like it was no big thing, like Princess Diana did here in March 1983, with William and Harry during a ski trip.
Meghan in denim-on-denim
Meghan, being a Canadian, fully channeled the Canadian tuxedo here in chambray shorts and blazer combination in March 2016. She was at a Today show taping in New York City, though.
Diana in a black floppy hat
A major #tbt: Here's Diana at 10 years old during a summer holiday in 1971, already a fashion trailblazer, wearing a wide-brimmed felt hat.
Meghan in a black floppy hat
Meghan wore a similar black hat when she attended Anzac Day services with Prince Harry in April 2018.
Diana in a green dress
Here, Princess Diana goes full-on Victorian era in this velvety green dress with a matching hat. She wore this in November 1983.
Meghan in a green dress
Meghan went with a shorter, different silhouette, but still in a textured green fabric. The color, BTW, appears to be one of the duchess's favorite colors, although she hasn't worn it to any of her post-wedding appearances. This photo is from September 2013.
Diana in an open-neck LBD with hip detailing
While her ex-husband, Prince Charles, was giving a national television interview in June 1994, in which he admitted to cheating on her, Princess Diana stepped out in this short, open-neckline, black number and the "revenge dress" was born.
Meghan in an LBD with an open neck and hip detail
For the London Global Gift Gala in November 2013, Meghan wore this strapless LBD, which also had detailing around the left hip, just like Diana's.
Diana wearing a plaid suit
Diana wore this plaid blazer with a matching skirt, and it's actually a pattern specific to the royal family called the Prince of Wales Check (or glen plaid). She wore it in May of 1988.
Meghan wearing a plaid jacket
Meghan wore the same pattern in Cardiff, Wales, in January 2018, but as a jacket rather than a traditional blazer, and she opted for black jeans instead of a skirt.
Diana wearing a sleek, white, floor-length gown
This strapless white Catherine Walker design looked absolutely beautiful on Diana during her official visit to Hungary in May 1980, and it almost reminds you of...
Meghan wearing a sleek white floor-length gown
Meghan's reception dress, which was also white, form-fitted, floor-length, with bare shoulders and *oh* so pretty. Stella McCartney made this specifically for Meghan's May 2018 festivities.
Diana wearing black with a remembrance poppy
In the U.K., the poppy is a sign of remembrance that people wear to commemorate lives lost in military service. Diana wore this black outfit, including a double-breasted coat, hat, and veil with her floral pin in November 1988.
Meghan wearing all black with a remembrance poppy
To attend Anzac Day services (part two), Meghan opted for a skirt, cropped blazer, hat, and of course, the poppy in April 2018.
Diana slaying in '80s metallics
Never one to shy away from a true ~lewk~, Diana channeled an IRL disco ball with this silver dress. She wore it to a movie premiere in November 1985.
Meghan wearing a metallic dress and bag
The CFDA awards are a who's who of fashion every single year, and Meghan wore this all-silver number when she attended in November 2015. Her good friend Misha Nonoo designed the look.
Diana wearing a blue and white striped skirt suit
Diana gave a true lesson in how to wear stripes in July 1985 when she wore this bold jacket and skirt.
Meghan wearing a blue and white striped shorts and blazer set
Meghan made it feel fresh in July 2016 by wearing shorts instead of a skirt and her blazer open rather than closed, with a T-shirt underneath.
Diana wearing a white lace halter dress
Diana knew how to wear lace, and this all-white, curve-hugging halter top dress that she wore in September 1996 is just one example.
Meghan wearing a white lace halter dress
The short version Meghan wore is equally stunning. She was attending Self magazine's Rock the Summer Event in New York City in July 2013.
Diana wearing white with pinstripes
Head-to-toe pinstripes is not easy to pull off, but Diana wore it in a classic coat dress with a white hat and black shoes in April 1985.
Meghan wearing white with pinstripes
Meghan's version had a higher cut up the front and a matching belt. She also draped a blazer oh-so-casually over her shoulders to complete the look, which she wore in April 2018.
Diana wearing a chic white coat
A white coat makes a statement, which Diana proved in the Versace design that she wore in January 1996.
Meghan wearing a chic white coat
Meghan's worn a white coat on more than one occasion. The first was when she and Prince Harry announced their engagement to the world, and the second was to attend Commonwealth Day services with Prince Harry in March 2018, where she kind of twinned with Kate Middleton, too!