Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle stepped out for Trooping the Colour on Saturday (June 8). The event is the pomp-and-pageantry-filled royal celebration held every year to officially mark the reigning monarch’s birthday—in this case, of course, we’re talking about Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd. Markle wasn’t technically due to show up today: She’s still on maternity leave from giving birth to Prince Archie less than a month ago, but, like Middleton did last year after giving birth to Prince Louis, Markle opted to attend. And it seems like there was some thoughtful planning that went into both duchesses’ outfits for the important event: Both women chose to wear designers they share a special history with.
Markle appeared in a chic navy midi-length dress with a matching hat and her hair in her signature low bun, plus what looks like a matching short-sleeved overcoat. Meanwhile, Middleton wore a cheerful pale yellow coat dress with a matching Philip Treacy fascinator—one she actually wore for Markle’s wedding last year. Cameras first caught their outfits as they pulled up to Buckingham Palace in a carriage with Prince Harry and Camilla.