Seeing double! All the times Catherine, Princess of Wales has twinned with Crown Princess Mary

These future queens are the epitome of class.
Loading the player...

As the respective future Queens of the UK and Denmark, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Crown Princess Mary have a fair bit in common.

One may have grown up in the English countryside and another in picturesque Tasmania, but Kate Middleton and Mary Donaldson were just normal young women before meeting their princes and joining two of the most recognisable royal families in the world.

Regardless of their royal romances, both Catherine and Mary have some spookily similar physical features as well.

These athletic brunettes are also two of the world’s biggest style icons, making everything they wear look effortlessly chic, whether they’re dressed in a ballgown for a gala or donning their activewear for a charitable cause.

In fact, the late Karl Lagerfeld, who was the creative director of Chanel, reportedly dubbed them the “Royal Sisters” due to their similar style.

Turns out he may have had a point, because these two royals seem to have been taking style inspiration from one another for years.

WATCH: Catherine, Princess of Wales, makes a splash as she arrives in Denmark. Post continues after video…

Loading the player...

From matching designer Jenny Packham gowns to tartan skirts, we’ve seen the royals take style cues from one another on numerous occasions.

Keep scrolling to see the times Catherine, Princess of Wales and Crown Princess Mary twinned.

(Getty/Danish Royal Family Facebook)

In November 2021, Crown Princess Mary took inspiration from one of Kate’s most iconic outfits, pairing a tartan skirt with a black blazer in this chic ensemble. The Danish royal put a twist on Kate’s original outfit by opting for a muted, textured skirt and pairing it with a tailored blazer instead of Kate’s more laid-back cardigan.

(Images: Getty Images)

Wedding dresses

On their wedding days, the two brides looked exquisite in their white dresses, lace veils and diamond earrings.


No one does navy blue with white polka dots quite like Kate, but Mary gave the trend a go for her eldest son Prince Christian’s religious confirmation service.


Did Catherine’s pink dress at Wimbledon 2021 look familiar? That may be because it’s an almost exact copy of Mary’s chic nude dress by Beulah London, which she wore to attended the opening of an art exhibition in 2020.


Both royal ladies own this chic Emilia Wickstead dress, just in slightly different pastel hues. Mary was spotted in the blue version in Japan in 2015, while Kate was pretty in pink for a London event in 2018.

(Images: Getty Images)

Floral dress

A chic pink and red floral dress is the perfect outfit for either a first day at your daughter’s school or a day out in Texas.

(Images: Getty Images)


When winter rolls around, there’s nothing more snuggly and stylish than a green tartan coat.

(Images: Getty Images)

Blue coat

Taking blue-blooded to a whole new literal level!

(Images: Getty Images)


The active royals know their way around a sail boat…and look good in shorts too!

(Images: Getty Images)


On your marks, get set, go! Both future queens are avid athletes.

(Images: Getty Images)

One shoulder dress

We love Catherine’s one-shouldered Jenny Packham gown that she wore in 2011 and in the same year, Mary wore a very similar design herself.

(Images: Getty Images)

One shouldered white dress

In fact, that’s not the only time the royals have rocked a one-shouldered look.

(Images: Getty Images)

Hats Ascot

Back when the two attended Royal Ascot together, we couldn’t help but notice their similar choices of hat.

(Images: Getty Images)

Winter coat

Same coat, only slightly different colour.

(Images: Hasse Nielsen/Getty)

Jenny Packham dress

Which Jenny Packham frock do you prefer: Mary’s blush pink that she wore for her official 50th birthday portrait or Catherine’s emerald green that she donned for the 2021 Royal Variety Performance?

(Images: Getty Images)

Red dress

Cheers to these royal fashion icons!

Unwind and relax with your favourite magazine!

Huge savings plus FREE home delivery

Related stories