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Winter coat shopping: Steal Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate's classic winter styles

Identical coats, opposite price tags! Shop these Meghan and Kate-approved winter coats.

By Bettina Tyrrell
Winter is just around the corner, which means by now, the shops have lined their windows with sumptuous coats just begging you to bundle them up and take them home. But purchasing a coat isn't an impulse buy, a coat is often an investment item you'll want to last, and not just end up in a charity bin as soon as the mercury rises.
This season, instead of looking to the trends we're stealing the style from the women with the most classic wardrobes, Duchess Catherine and soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle. Every time they step out Meghan and Kate's garments make headlines - for all the right reasons.
We've found affordable winter coats identical to the ones in Meghan and Kate's wardrobes for you to shop then wear time and time again.

Shop Meghan's coat style

THE WATERFALL COAT. A gorgeous waterfall-lapel coat is any easy to wear winter staple. Meghan's is by Mackage.
Drawn Waterfall Coat in Stone, $129.95 by Wallis.
THE UPDATED CAMEL CLASSIC. A tan coat is always in vogue, if you're after something different this season, opt for a belted style like Meghan's coat by Sentaler.
Sally Boiled Wool Waterfall Coat in Warm Oatmeal, $159.99, Forever New.
THE NAVY LONG_LINE COAT. A navy coat will never do you wrong - it's classic, pairs with everything and tres chic!
Maisie Double Breasted Military Coat, $114, Boohoo.
THE WRAP-AROUND COAT. This white coat may be iconic because she famously wore it to the royal photocall immediately after her engagement announcement, however, it's also memorable because it's fresh, stylish and ideal for any occasion.
Kate Belted Shawl Collar Coat, $44, Boohoo.

Shop these Kate-approved looks

THE UTILITY COAT. For the mum-on-the-go an anorak in an easy neutral tone is ideal for transitional weather. Plus, if Kate approves, so do we!
Lined anorak in String, $25, Kmart.
THE "NEW" BLACK COAT. Tipped to be the colour of the season, burgundy is a lovely lighter option for those not wanting to wear a heavy black coat.
Moleskin coat in Berry, $14, Next.
THE STATEMENT COAT. The duchess has worn this pink Alexander McQueen coat numerous times while out on royal duties and every time it turns heads.
Oversized Spring Coat, $103, by Only.