Meghan Markle Looks Like Princess Diana in Her Bold Red-and-Purple Outfit

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The Duchess of Sussex is reminiscent of her late mother-in-law in a color combination Diana wore more than once.

Meghan Markle started Monday bright in a bold red-and-purple ensemble that got everyone talking. 

The six months pregnant Duchess of Sussex visited Birkenhead, England, with husband Prince Harry for a busy day of events and meetings. She wore a red coat by Sentaler over a purple Babaton for Aritzia midi dress, accessorized with matching red Stuart Weitzman pumps and the highly coveted wristlet Nina bag by Gabriela Hearst. 

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The vibrant look is reminiscent of Markle's late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who wore a similar outfit in the same head-to-toe color combination almost 29 years ago. In June 1990, the fashion icon attended the Royal Ascot wearing a cropped red jacket and purple belted skirt by Catherine Walker with matching purple shoes and Philip Somerville hat.

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She re-wore the bright ensemble in February 1992 during her visit to the Marie Stopes Clinic in Agra, India. 

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Diana previously rocked the color combination in a dress version -- another creation by Catherine Walker -- in February 1988 in Bangkok, Thailand, complete with blue eyeliner and flowers pinned in the hair. 

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We're all for trying out unexpected color combinations. The rich jewel tones give us a good reason to wear some color during winter. Plus, they're flattering on all skin tones! 

Channel Markle's and Princess Di's style by shopping our favorite red and purple pieces to wear together ahead. 



Boden Lindfield Wrap Coat $330, Sale $165


Eloquii Long Sleeve Scuba Dress with Tie $100


Topshop Boucle Double Breasted Blazer $125, Boucle Kick Flares $80


Aldo Cassedy $90


The Fifth Label Fervour Sweater $108


Express High Waisted Sash Waist Wide Leg Pant $80, Sale $56

See every single look of Markle's maternity style in the gallery below.

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