Meghan Markle wore a new hairstyle with an old outfit, taking a page from Kate Middleton's style playbook

Neil Mockford/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle put a fresh twist on an old outfit.
  • Meghan Markle rewore a black Givenchy coat during her visit to the University of London on Thursday.
  • She previously wore the coat during a Remembrance Day memorial service in November 2018.
  • Markle paired the old outfit with a new topknot hairstyle.
  • Kate Middleton has been known to update her old outfits with a fresh new hairstyle.

Kate Middleton has established herself as the queen of outfit recycling over the years, and it looks like Meghan Markle is starting to follow suit.

The Duchess of Sussex visited the Association of Commonwealth Universities at the University of London on Thursday, which Kensington Palace previously announced would be a new royal patronage for the duchess. Her look for the day added a new twist to a previous favourite.

Meghan markle black givenchyMark Cuthbert/Getty ImagesShe wore a black coat by Givenchy.

Markle wore a custom black coat by Givenchy, the design house behind her royal wedding dress. She wore a black pleated dress underneath with a pair of beige suede heels.

Meghan markle givenchy coatKarwai Tang/Getty ImagesShe added a pair of suede heels.

If the outfit seems familiar, that’s because Markle previously wore the coat during the Remembrance Day memorial service in November 2018.

Meghan remembrance dayChris Jackson/Getty ImagesMarkle previously wore the coat in November 2018.

This time around she added a fresh take on the all-black look by wearing her hair in a sleek topknot style, which is a notable departure from her typically casual bun.


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Meghan markle top knotMark Cuthbert/Getty ImagesThe duchess wore a chic top knot.

The strategy seems to be straight out of Middleton’s style playbook, as the Duchess of Cambridge frequently updates old outfits with a fresh new hairstyle.


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Kate middleton fashion repeatsGetty/WPA Pool, Chris JacksonKate Middleton has used this strategy before.

Markle seems to be experimenting with different hairstyles lately, as she also debuted a sleek, side-swept updo during Wednesday’s visit to the National Theatre in London.

Meghan markle pale pink dress blazerKarwai Tang/Getty ImagesMarkle wore a sleek updo with a blush pink ensemble.

Markle has been building quite an extensive wardrobe since stepping into the royal spotlight, so it makes sense that she is starting to repurpose some of her outfits.


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