Carole Middleton wears daughter Kate’s dress to Royal Ascot

Mother and daughter are both beautiful pink.

Kate Middleton’s mum Carole, 67, showed she has the same taste in clothing as her daughter when she showed up at Royal Ascot today in a very famous pink dress.

Royal fashion fans may remember Carole’s Me + Em dress from the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit last spring with a young cancer patient, Mila Sneddo, who requested Kate wear a pink dress when she met her.

The silk shirt dress midi dress cost $540 at the time and features soft pleats and a sash at the waist, though the Duchess, 40, traded hers for a more textured Boden pink belt.

Carole Middleton attended the first day of Royal Ascot and started the prestigious week of racing in the same dress her daughter wore in 2021.
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Accessory of pink Emmy London pumps ($410), small gold hoops with a rhodochrosite charm from Missoma London ($110) and a floral print face mask, the Duchess spent time with then five-year-old Mila and her family at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh.

For her day at today’s races, Carole stuck to the brand’s included sash, wearing it loosely over her dress, adding an oversized black wizard netting and a matching black clutch.

This isn’t the first time Carole and Kate have had a twinning moment.

While we often see the Middleton matriarch in some stunning — and very Duchess-esque looks — they’ve been spotted in the exact same outfit on several occasions.

Carole and Kate Middleton
Mother and daughter both wore this beautiful fascinator on several occasions in 2009 and 2010.
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In her pre-duchess days, Kate wore a striking white wizard topped with a blue flower to a friend’s wedding in 2009. The following year, Carole wore the same hat as Royal Ascot, paired with a sharp cobalt gown from Reiss.

The Ascot outfit gained even more prestige when Kate borrowed the dress for her first-ever public speech as a member of the Royal Family in 2012, in the belted style at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices Treehouse facility.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked to her mother for style inspiration when it came to her first public speech.
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Carole even shared her own wedding dress with daughter-in-law Alizee, who wore the dress for her 2021 wedding to James Middleton.

Today’s fitting moment comes after news that the Cambridge family will reportedly move to Windsor later this year – a closer drive to the Middleton family’s Berkshire home.

As for this year’s Royal Ascot, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Duchess (and yet another Carole sighting).

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