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Kate Middleton has the same Gucci bag as Rachel from 'Friends'

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Could Kate Middleton be taking fashion tips from the hit TV show Friends? While the Duchess has never commented onwhether or not she is a fan of the hit series, one Australian stylist noticedthat she wore the same bag as Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel did in an episode.

"'Rachel' and #KateMiddleton have the same red #Gucci bag! Funny what you noticew watching old reruns of #Friends," wrote the owner of Perth Fashion Twitter account.


Kate donned the red Gucci bad in 2012 Photo: Getty Images

The bag in question is the Monogram Canvas Horsebit Shoulder Bag/Clutch from Gucci's 1921 Collection, according to, and it originally retailed for around $1,200. The classic clutch bares the company's logo, has leather trim, gold metal detailing and a detachable chain.


Rachel from Friends with the same purse at Kate Middleton Photo: Warner Bros.

Kate was spotted with the bag on November 24, 2012, when she and husband Prince William were at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to watch the match against New Zealand’s All Blacks team and attend a reception for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust prior to the game.

Though the mom-of-two stepped out with the purse in 2012, it's likely she's owned it for a while as the episode it appeared in was 2003's "The One Where Ross Is Fine."

The Gucci bag is no longer available for purchase Photo: StyleHive

The bag is no longer available from Gucci and even an extensive search on Ebay yielded no results making this item a difficult one to find. While the 33-year-old's outfits and accessories are known to sell out within days of her wearing them, it seems the bag was discontinued before it even had a chance of experiencing the "Kate Effect."

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