Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's first big photographed appearance together since Christmas just happened this afternoon in London. The two duchesses arrived together with their husbands Prince Harry and Prince William for Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. Meghan came in with Harry first, wearing a white print dress and coat with a white pillbox hat.
Kate came in with William second, in a red coat dress and hat:
Inside the church, Kate and Meghan had a sweet moment, greeting each other affectionately:
While Kate and Meghan both attended Prince Charles's investiture reception last week and appeared in the same frame of some photos taken, this is their first time really deliberately appearing alongside each other to show a united front as two of the royal Fab Four.
This is not Meghan and Kate's first Westminster Abbey service together for Commonwealth Day though. The two women attended last year:
Earlier today, Meghan visited Canada House with Prince Harry for Commonwealth Day. Meghan wore a green Erdem coat embellished with black sequins. Her green outfit comes days after Kate wore an all-green ensemble in Blackpool last week. It could just be coincidental, although a source familiar with Meghan's fashion process previously told ELLE.com that “Meghan has certainly turned to Kate for guidance and inspiration," when choosing her outfits for royal engagements.
Although Meghan and Kate don't do a lot of events together (they've attended senior family member events together and did one joint engagement, just the two of them, at Wimbledon), the two have a very supportive working relationship behind the scenes. They email regularly about their mutual interests and humanitarian work, a royal source previously told ELLE.com.
Kate has been “a wonderful support to Meghan, with advice about protocol and life inside the Firm," a royal insider told ELLE.com. "Any transition is difficult, let alone one into an institution steeped in tradition and history."
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