This look may not have hit all the right notes.
Kate Middleton made a surprise video appearance at the finale of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, and while her stunning blue gown – and playing the piano – attracted many royal fans, some Meghan Markle supporters were horrified by the duchess’s look on her. accused of copying.
The Princess of Wales, 41, wore a billowing, one-shoulder blue dress by Jenny Packham ($4,917) for her piano performance, which was recorded at Windsor Castle ahead of the Eurovision 2023 final.
She was joined by last year’s Eurovision winners – Ukraine’s Kalash Orchestra – in a bright blue frock perhaps serving as one of the colors of the war-torn country’s flag.
Some fans of the Sussexes on Twitter took issue with Middleton’s blue look, with one Write, “Kate is copying Meghan again. same color. The same shoulder Kate is very lazy.
Others took issue with the rather obvious double standards of who wore it first. “I thought royal insiders and palace sources said it was dirty and classless for royalty to wear an off-the-shoulder dress like the one Meghan The Duchess of Sussex wore to the @NAACP Awards,” one person said,
A Twitter user shared a side-by-side comparison of the two wearing their blue gowns, writing, “I guess it’s just against protocol when the Black Duchess does it and Kate Middleton doesn’t.”
While some thought the similarities were uncanny, another royal fan said that “Diana did it first,” sharing a snap Princess Diana wore a one-shoulder blue frock to an event in Australia in 1996.
Comparisons aside, the royal is clearly loving the one-shouldered style as she previously wore a white Alexander McQueen dress at this year’s BAFTAs and a red McQueen look in the same silhouette in her 40th birthday pictures last January Was.
It’s also not the first time Middleton has paid a sartorial tribute to the Ukrainian flag, having in the past worn a blue and gold polka dot dress and a blue sweater with a flag pin when visiting Ukrainian cultural centers.
The princess wore her hair in a wavy style as she performed at the opening of the Eurovision final, adding the late Queen Mother’s dazzling sapphire and diamond fringe earrings to her elegant ensemble.
While Kate has worn the earrings on several occasions since 2015, she notably wore them for their last piano performance together, which took place at a Christmas Carol concert in 2021.
The Prince and Princess of Wales shared a clip of their performance on their Instagram accounts, with one fan writing, “So Princess of Wales is beautiful, kind, would look amazing even in a burlap sack, can walk brilliantly in 3 ” High heels in the snow, and can even play the piano. Is there anything she can’t do?!?”
While most royal viewers were loving the surprise video, another faction thought the “criing” royal failed her piano skills.
However, the Princess of Wales is known to be an accomplished pianist, having studied the instrument since she was a child and playing publicly at the first 2021 carol concert.
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Her blue moment comes after a string of patriotic outfits for King Charles III’s coronation weekend, in which the mother of three wore everything from a red trouser suit to a 1980s-inspired blue self-portrait dress.
She appeared at Westminster Abbey for the big ceremony in a stunning white gown and floral headpiece matching the look of daughter Princess Charlotte, 8.
Perhaps the two can team up next time for a mother/daughter duo.
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