At a time when everyone’s eyes are on Kate Middleton’s and Meghan Markle’s fashion trendsetting, it was quite a breath of fresh air when one royal stepped out wearing – gasp! – something she had worn decades prior.
On Monday, when the royal family attended the Commonwealth Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Markle sported a $1,000 coat while Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, flaunted an outfit that was possibly older than Markle herself.
PEOPLE reports, the 67-year-old was seen wearing a modest outfit that she was first photographed wearing in the late ’70s or early-’80s, according to expert Joe Little. Even the accessories were similar. And the hairdo.
As @RoyalReporter Tweeted: “Meghan wore an £895 coat yesterday, Kate a £650 one but hat tip to Joe Little @MajestyMagazine, who spotted thrifty Princess Anne was wearing an ensemble he thinks dates back to the late 1970s.”
And this is Royal Ascot, June 1980! pic.twitter.com/xSL5TAqYtS
— Majesty/Joe Little (@MajestyMagazine) March 13, 2018
This isn’t Anne’s first royal recycle, as PEOPLE points out. She’s been snapped wearing the same blouse 35-years apart.