• Carole Middleton appeared to borrow a dress Kate Middleton wore to a royal engagement in 2021. 
  • The Middleton matriarch was photographed at Royal Ascot on Tuesday wearing the pink gown.
  • Kate opted to style it with a cinched belt while Carole had a looser, fabric wraparound belt.

Carole Middleton took a style note from Kate Middleton after she was spotted attending Royal Ascot 2022 wearing a fuchsia dress previously worn by her daughter. 

The Duchess of Cambridge first wore the pretty pink collared midi dress back in 2021 while meeting a 5-year-old girl with cancer at Holyroodhouse. The child, Mila Sneddon, was featured in Hold Still, a photography project started by Kate to capture portraits of communities in the UK during the pandemic. 

On Tuesday, Carole was pictured wearing the same $540 Me + Em dress, though styled slightly differently, Page Six reported. 

The Duchess of Cambridge meeting five year-old Mila Sneddon in 2021. Foto: JANE BARLOW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

While Kate, 40, opted to accessorize with a buckled belt from Boden in a different shade of pink, as reported by Page Six, the Middleton matriarch went for a satin-like belt loosely tied at the front. 

In the traditional Royal Ascot style, Carole, 67, was pictured carrying a chic black clutch and topped off her look with an elaborate fascinator worn to one side. Both Middleton women accompanied the dress with loose hairstyles on each occasion, though Kate chose to keep her locks in a half-up, half-down hairdo. 

It's not the first time Carole has borrowed from Kate's style playbook. In October 2018, she recreated one of her daughter's looks when she was spotted wearing the same $330 orange Boden coat the duchess wore earlier in the year, Insider previously reported. 

Carole and Kate Middleton also wore a cobalt-blue dress two years apart. Foto: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

And the style swapping works both ways — in 2010, Carole was seen arriving on the final day of Royal Ascot wearing a cobalt-blue belted dress with black pumps that Kate later wore to the opening of a hospice in Ipswich, UK, according to Page Six. 

Kate is also known for her tendency to recycle stunning looks from her wardrobe, which she often mixes up with different hairstyles or accessories.

Representatives for Kensington Palace and Me + Em did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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