Recognise Catherine's floral dress? She's been taking style inspiration from this 86-year-old royal

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When it comes to style, the Duchess of Cambridge has really pulled it out of the bag in the last 48 hours.

She's worn two equally gorgeous floral dresses, as well as a more casual culottes and blouse look, whilst visiting her Chelsea Flower Show garden.

But of the three stunning looks, it seems there's one that has proven very popular with many members of the royal family.

Duchess Catherine wore a beautiful, floral-print Erdem maxi dress to show the Queen her personally-designed garden, finishing off the look with a pair of Castaner wedge espadrilles.

But she's not actually the first royal to wear the dress.

It's seems that the Duchess of Cambridge actually took inspiration from 86-year-old Duchess of Kent, who wore the exact same item to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding back in May 2018.

Her husband, the Duke of Kent, is a first cousin of the Queen - so could Catherine and the Duchess have been swapping style tips? One thing's for sure - both women look utterly fabulous!

However, she's not the only one Catherine may have been inspired by. Princess Eugenie has, in the past, also worn a very similar floral print dress to various events.

It turns out that Eugenie's shorter style dress is a brilliant print copy, also from Erdem. She first wore the dress for a meeting at the UN headquarters, and then again for a Maundy Thursday service with the Queen.

In a different style move to Catherine, the Duchess of Kent however paired her Erdem dress not with heels, but with a pair of comfy white trainers to ensure she stayed comfortable.

Yesterday was a big day for Catherine, after showing off her 'Back to Nature' garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

In an adorable video shared by Kensington Palace, fans have also seen a glimpse of the moment Prince George visited his mum's garden, and sweetly gave it a '20 out of 10', after being asked by dad Prince William what he thought of it.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

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