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Where to get your hands on Kate and Meghan's royally-approved winter coats

Winter is coming - look pretty.

By Jess Pullar
If you've taken note of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's wardrobe choices of late, you'll no doubt have noticed the inevitable: Winter is coming people, and it won't stop for anyone.
Indeed while we've been comfortably consuming iced-coffee by the gallon and spending hours lazing beach-side, the young royals have been in the throes of a very chilly winter - but boy are the tables about to turn.
In saying that, there is one thing fashion fiends Down Under can rejoice in as the temperature drops - winter coats, and lots of them.
Kate and Meghan know how to rock a chic coat. (Image: Getty)
To add to our wintry delight, us folk in Australia get a major advantage when it comes to cooler weather - sussing out the latest winter trends well ahead of them landing on Aussie shores.
Kate and Meghan are case in point. The stylish royals have been out and about wearing a plethora of winter coats over the past few months as they endure the season's elements in the UK - and it's providing us with all the inspiration we need as we head into our own frosty vortex.
Of course, there is one teeny catch: Some of the stunning designs the royal's have worn are beyond even our wildest budgets.
But fear not - there are plenty of affordable styles on the market that look just as regally appropriate, not to mention just as stylish.
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So, without further ado, we've sussed out the best royally-approved winter coat styles for the chilly season ahead - and where you can get your hands on them for an affordable price.
Keep scrolling and get ready to hit "add to cart" - you'll be wishing away the warmer weather and wearing these styles in no time.

The reefer coat

Effortless and classic - Kate knows how to pull off this original style. (Image: Getty)
Similar to the classic pea-coat, a trendy reefer jacket is a must-have in every women's winter wardrobe.
Duchess Kate has loads of jackets in the style, having most recently worn the above Sportmax coat while on an official visit to Blackpool.
See our favourite affordable match-up below:
River Island tailored coat, $150, available from ASOS.

The sculpted pea coat

Pregnant Meghan looked cosy and chic in this Emporio Armani pea coat. (Image: Getty)
Meghan has well and truly proved to us that a sculpted pea coat style looks good thrown with almost anything in your wardrobe.
Guaranteed to give you some seriously good return on investment, we recommend buying one of these stat.
See our favourite affordable match-up below:
Vila belted tailored coat, $120, available from ASOS.

The capelet coat

Royal power dressing: Kate's Mulberry blue capelet coat is nothing short of dreamy. (Image: Getty)
While Kate's heavenly Mulberry capelet coat would be tough to find for an affordable price, there are plenty of styles that take the idea and make it their own.
Enter the humble cape blazer, which you'll find in a range of styles and colours - and you'll still look just as chic.
See our favourite affordable style below:
Zara cape blazer, $159, available from Zara.

The mackintosh coat

Meghan wore this William vintage mackintosh coat during a visit to Bristol in 2019. (Image: Getty)
If you live in one of the chillier parts of Australia, this coat is about to become your new best friend.
Long-line, woollen and super cosy, they can be on the pricier side - but they're oh-so-worth it.
See our favourite affordable match-up below:
Mackintosh wool and cashmere belted coat, $596, available from Farfetch.

The trench coat

Meghan's Martin Grant trench coat has been worn numerous times by the trendy royal. (Image: Getty)
On the other end of the spectrum is the humble trench coat - perfect for those experiencing slightly warmer temperatures during the winter given its lighter weight and feel.
Meghan Markle has demonstrated time and time again her fondness for the style - and better yet, she wore it numerous times during her royal tour of Australia, so we know it's perfect for our climate!
See our favourite affordable match-up below:
Marks & Spencer pure cotton longline trench, $150, available from Marks & Spencer.

The waterfall coat

Meghan wore a stunning Sentaler coat while visiting Birkenhead in 2019.
Flattering, comfortable and chic, the waterfall coat is a tried and true staple, and it would be safe to say it'll never go out of fashion.
Indeed when Meghan stepped out in her bright red sentaler coat, we were smitten. Then, we promptly jumped online to see where we could get our own version.
See our favourite affordable match-up below:
ASOS design waterfall collar coat, $140, available from ASOS.

The princess coat

Royally fit for a princess! Kate is the ultimate muse when it comes to this style. (Image: Getty)
For those who err on the feminine side of fashion, the princess coat style is the one for you.
Proven by Kate the great herself, this coat will get you through winter in true regal style - her tartan Alexander McQueen jacket pictured above is case in point.
And if you're feeling a little adventurous, opting for a brighter print will take your winter look to the next level.
See our favourite (and brighter!) affordable match-up below:
Boden burley coat, $276, available from Boden.

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