Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are having quite the time on their first major overseas tour in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Having just touched down on the South Pacific island, they rocked some serious beach-chic vibes in their relaxed and beautifully bright, local-inspired attire. But the ensembles gave us a slight feeling of déjà vu – because Prince William and Kate Middleton wore almost identical outfits when they visited the region back in 2012 on their Diamond Jubilee tour.
Both Princes wore bright, fun, Hawaiian-style short-sleeved shirts, whilst both Duchesses opted for ankle-length red, pink, and purple printed dresses with heeled wedges.
Harry and Megs brought their presence to the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, whereas Kate and Wills were visiting the Solomon Islands not too far away.
Let’s take a look at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex…
And just in case you were thinking the Sussexes blazed their own Fijian trail – just have a peek at this side by side comparison….
Blue shirts, check. Cute dresses, check. Wedges, check. Clearly the first rendition of this look was such a hit they brought it out for another turn on the style merry-go-round.
There are a few key differences though, setting the Duchesses’ looks apart. For one thing, Kate went for more casual, loose waves, where Meghan’s sporting a chic updo and full-length sleeves, which add a certain formality to the look. Meghan also went for black espadrilles (by Castaner), in contrast to Kate’s nude coloured heel.
After just recreating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s balcony greeting at the Grand Pacific Hotel, and this latest style homage, it seems Harry and Meghan are finding plenty of great inspiration in past royal voyages – and we’re here for every second of it.