While we love both Kate and Meghan’s wardrobes, it is fair to say that both women have their own unique take on royal chic. However, every now and again, they share a love for the same staples – the latest being an affordable pair of espadrille wedges.
While both of the duchesses have the entire fashion world at their feet, neither Meghan or Kate shy away from wearing high street brands. But of course, they love their designer labels too – and who could blame them?
Earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a gorgeous pair of Castañer Campesina wedges after being made the royal patron of The Royal Photographic Society.
While she was celebrating her new title, eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot that her shoes were the same pair worn by Meghan during her trip to Australia with Prince Harry last October.
The black version of the classic shoes (worn by Meghan) are available on Net-a-porter for just £80, while it looks like Kate’s beige style is only available in the US for $130. They feature suede lace-up cords around the ankle and a jute platform.
Last year, Meghan wore the wedges with a red and khaki striped sleeveless maxi dress as she and Harry enjoyed a tour Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Meanwhile Kate paired hers with a gorgeous Virginia summer dress from Ridley London as she visited a photography workshop co-hosted by The Royal Photographic Society.
The duchess attended the event in honour of her new role, which she is taking over from the Queen who previously held the title for 60 years.
The news was announced by Kensington Palace via a tweet on 25 June, reading: ‘The Royal Photographic Society is one of the world’s oldest photographic societies, founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography. The Duchess of Cambridge was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Photographic Society in 2017.’