On Monday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the happy news that they are expecting their first child together. However, it looks like the couple will be keeping up their busy schedules until the baby is born next spring – on Tuesday they jetted off for their official tour of Australia. And if Meghan needs any tips on combining maternity fashion with royal engagements, who better to turn to than her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge? Kate has perfected maternity style throughout her three pregnancies, always looking polished and appropriate whether visiting local schools or attending dinners with heads of state. Here are some of the maternity brands we suspect she may be recommending to Meghan.
Kate chose Jenny Packham to dress her for the BAFTAs
Is there a label more synonymous with Duchess Kate's style than Jenny Packham? Prince William's wife has turned to the label for many of her key appearances throughout her pregnancies, including the gorgeous forest green dress she wore to the BAFTAs while pregnant with Prince Louis and the blue number she chose for the Royal Variety Performance. Kate has also worn a number of dress coats from the label – one of her maternity style staples.
Kate appears to have had the specialist maternity label on speed dial throughout her pregnancies. Some of her key looks include the cobalt blue empire line dress she wore to deliver a powerful speech on mental health at a London school, and a number of maternity coats including the military-style Marina coat and a sweet powder blue number.
Kate is a fan of the British fashion brand all year round, and was spotted in its Redgrave and Ellory coats, plus a number of its dresses, during her third pregnancy. Meghan also chose the label for one her first post-wedding outings, so we suspect this is one she may turn to again.
For this year's St Patrick's Day celebrations Kate opted for a gorgeous emerald green coat from the London-based label. She also wore one of its dresses, in a similar shade, during her and William's tour of Sweden and Norway.
Diane von Furstenberg
Kate's stunning black lace Diane von Furstenberg dress has made appearances during her last two pregnancies, most recently at a Gala Dinner for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families at Kensington Palace last November. Meghan has worn the exact same dress back in 2012 – could this be a look she returns to as well?
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