Carole Middleton was just spotted wearing one of Kate Middleton's dresses

Like mother, like daughter...

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Like mother, like daughter...

Like mother, like daughter, as the saying goes. The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole Middleton, attended Royal Ascot this week in the same dress that Kate Middleton wore back in May 2021.

Unlimited outfits and an endless wardrobe are what dreams are made of, but Kate Middleton shows us that re-wearing a dress is just as great. Did you know? Kate Middleton always re-wears her outfits for this reason.

There is no doubt that the dress is the same, but it is unclear if Carole borrowed the dress from Kate, or if she decided to buy it herself after seeing her daughter's incredible outfit.

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Kate first wore the pink two-tone dress back in 2021 for a very sweet reason. The Duchess was meeting Mila Sneddon, a five-year-old cancer patient. Kate and Mila spoke on the phone before meeting and during the call, Mila revealed pink was her favourite colour. So of course, in true royal style, Kate made Mila's dreams come true.

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The Duchess told Mila at the time: "I'll have to make sure I try and find a pink dress. Hopefully when, one day, hopefully, Mia, we'll get to meet and then I'll remember to wear my pink dress for you."

When they did finally meet, Kate wore the bubble-gum pink ME + EM dress and made Mila's day.

While Kate made the dress her own by adding a pink belt to the look, Carole opted for the original pink belt by ME + EM.

Sadly, the dress is currently sold out, but there are plenty of other styles available to get the royal look.

Get the look: Kate Middleton Maxi Dress

£145 | Ghost

Madison Dress, £145 | Ghost
Button up? Check. Puff shoulders? Check. Summer? Sorted.

£60 | ASOS

Satin Maxi Dress, £60 | ASOS
This bright pink maxi dress features batwing sleeves and a wrap waist.

£111.20 | Coast

Angel Sleeve Button Through Midaxi Dress, £111.20 | Coast
Coast's button up dress is great for dressing up and dressing down, no matter what the occasion.

£55 | Dancing Leopard

Jagger Maxi Dress, £55 | Dancing Leopard
This magenta maxi dress is planet friendly, made from recycled materials. On top of that, it comes with an adjustable tie waist and billowed long sleeves.

£110 | Aspiga 

Billie Maxi Tea Dress, £110 | Aspiga 
Made from soft organic cotton, the short puff sleeves are perfect for summer.

This week, Princess Beatrice stunned everyone in her Royal Ascot dress, and now Carole Middleton is stealing the crown with her pink two-tone number.

Sadly, Kate was not there to witness the matching moment, however they will likely have more matching outfits to come, as the Cambridge family move closer to the Middleton family later this year. The couple announced they are leaving London very soon.

Dionne Brighton

Dionne Brighton is a writer at Marie Claire UK, specialising in all things shopping, beauty and fashion. Born and raised in North London, she studied Literature at the University of East Anglia before taking the leap into journalism. These days, you can find her testing out the latest TikTok beauty trends or finding out what the next full Moon means.