Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Share an Affordable T-Shirt Secret

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As a royal only one year into her new lifestyle, Meghan Markle is still learning to navigate style as a Duchess. After all, we all know it’s very different from the dress code in her earlier Hollywood daysjust check out these throwback photos of Markle to prove that. As such, it makes sense for her to take fashion cues from Kate Middleton, another commoner turned royal who has eight years of experience under her belt. One style secret weapon that both have adopted into their arsenal? A signature affordable T-shirt.

Kate has been wearing ME + EM striped Breton tops for over four years now, though her favored designs are now sold out, with at least three color variations in rotation. As for Meghan’s T-shirt of choice, the award goes to Lavender Hil’s “The Ultimate T-Shirt” line, which offers a myriad of necklines, fits, and sleeve lengths, enough choices to fulfill any royal outfit needs.

Curiously, both brands’ tees retail for within $20 of each other, are based in London sourcing only European materials, and claim to specialize in affordable luxury. Whether coincidence or not, it’s clear the duo has a like-minded style sense. Scroll down to see the tees in action, and scoop up one of Meghan’s for yourself.  

Meghan's Lavender Hill T-Shirts

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On Markle: Karen Walker jacket; Lavender Hill Scoop Neck T-Shirt ($42); Muck Boot Company boots

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On Markle: Givenchy suit, belt, and bag; Lavender Hill Boat T-Shirt ($42); Sarah Flint heels

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Kate's ME + EM T-Shirts

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On Middleton: ME + EM T-shirt

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On Middleton: Zara blazer; ME + EM T-shirt; J Brand jeans; Russell & Bromley shoes

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On Middleton: ME + EM t-shirt.

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On Middleton: ME + EM T-shirt; Topshop jeans; Sebago Bala shoes; Ray-Ban sunglasses

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More Royal T-Shirt Looks

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On Middleton: Zara blazer; Stuart Weitzman wedges

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On Markle: Norrona Oslo jacket; Mother jeans; Birdies shoes

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On Middleton: Luisa Spagnoli shirt; Superga sneakers.