The duchesses also attended together in 2018, but this year was different.
- The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex attended the Wimbledon women’s singles final together for the second year in a row.
- While Duchess Kate wore a chic green Dolce & Gabbana dress, Duchess Megha npaired a stunning Hugo Boss skirt with a Givenchy shirt.
- When compared to their 2018 outing, Meghan and Kate’s joint appearance at Wimbledon 2019 had some subtle differences.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle stepped out together for the Wimbledon women’s singles final on July 13, 2019. Supporting Meghan’s close friend, Serena Williams, who was the runner-up, the duchesses were joined in the Royal Box by Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton.
Here, we take a look at the differences between Meghan and Kate’s 2018 and 2019 joint visits to Wimbledon:
They were joined by Pippa Middleton.
One of the main differences between Meghan and Kate’s Wimbledon visits is the fact that the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton, accompanied the royals to Wimbledon in 2019.
In 2018, neither of the duchesses brought any guests with them to watch the women’s singles final:
Pippa could be seen chatting to both Meghan and Kate in the Royal Box, proving that all three women get along very well.
Meghan didn’t bring a hat.
As The Sun reported in 2018, “Spectators in the royal box have to follow a set of fashion rules, with guests being asked to dress smartly—and men advised to wear a jacket and tie.” So despite Meghan taking a hat with her to Wimbledon 2018, she wasn’t allowed to wear it while seated in the Royal Box with Kate Middleton:
So it makes sense that, in 2019, Meghan forewent the hat altogether:
Meghan’s style has evolved since joining the royal family.
In 2018, Meghan was a relatively new member of the royal family, having married Prince Harry in May 2018. And since then, her style has continued to evolve. Attending Wimbledon 2018, Meghan wore a striped Ralph Lauren shirt with a pair of linen pants.
The look was undeniably smart, but her 2019 Wimbledon style saw a marked change take place. This year, Meghan’s outfit was still formal, but saw her wearing an elegant pleated skirt by Hugo Boss, with a white Givenchy shirt. It seems that the duchess is developing a new aesthetic now that she is more acquainted with life as a member of the British royal family: