Kate Middleton travelled on a royal plane wearing pants with a blazer, seeming to channel Meghan Markle's style

Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesMiddleton’s look was a departure from her normal look.
  • Kate Middleton just wore trousers to a royal outing.
  • It’s a total style switch-up for the duchess, who usually wears dresses or fitted pants.
  • Trousers also happen to be a signature piece for Meghan Markle, so perhaps Middleton was inspired by her sister-in-law.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was spotted getting off a plane in Cyprus with Prince William on Wednesday.

The duchess is usually known for her fabulous dresses (coatdresses in particular), but this time she was wearing a pair of trousers.

It may look familiar to fans of the royals because Meghan Markle is known for being a fan of smart suits, including breezy dress pants.

Kate middleton pantsJeff Spicer/Getty ImagesThe Duchess of Cambridge appeared in pants.

While Middleton has been known to wear jeans and other fitted, tapered pants every now and then (she’s a particular fan of J Brand, per Marie Claire), this pants and blazer look was new. At least, new for Middleton.

It may look familiar to fans of the royals because Markle is known for being a fan of smart suits, including breezy dress pants.

Over the summer, Markle wore a white pair of flowy pants to Wimbledon, where she sat next to Middleton.

Kate middleton meghan markleClive Mason/Getty ImagesMarkle often rocks this look.

Since her marriage to Prince Harry, Markle has been seen out and about several times in flowy business chic pants.

GettyImages 1026695226Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesMarkle at the WellChild Awards in early September.

Her suit was made by Altuzarra, according to Glamour.

Meghan markleChris Jackson/Getty ImagesShe donned Altuzarra again at the Coach Core Awards later that month.

Middleton style blog Kate’s Closet identified the pants as the brand’s Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers in Navy. They retail for about $US165.

Kate middleton pantsMatt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty ImagesMiddleton’s pants are likely Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers in Navy.

While Middleton is no stranger to a blazer, these trousers were new territory for her during a royal outing. The Evening Standard reported that it was the first time she’d ever donned such a look.

Considering that trousers are one of Markle’s go-to looks, it’s quite possible she was the inspiration behind Middleton’s style switch-up. So much for all those rumours that they don’t get along.

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