Sweden's Princess Sofia is Kate Middleton 2.0 in this silk dress by her favourite designer and nude heels
It looks like Kate Middleton is setting a new uniform for European royals.
Her balance of high/low attire with an abundance of Jenny Packham dresses sprinkled among some Zara bargain finds has made her a style icon over the course of her 20 years in the spotlight. And it looks like someone was taking notes.
Sweden's Princess Sofia and Britain's Duchess of Cambridge both come from 'normal' backgrounds, but that's where their similarities end as Sofia was working as a model and reality tv star when she met her husband Prince Carl Philip in New York, and Kate famously met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrew's University when they were 18.
Both boast the same chestnut hair colour and often look as if they stepped off the runway for their various engagements, and during an appearance as guest of honour at a graduation ceremony in Stockholm, Sofia looks to have taken more than a little inspiration from her UK counterpart.
The mother-of-two, who welcomed son Prince Gabriel last year, stunned in a floaty silk green dress by Kate's favourite high street store L.K. Bennett, accessorising with a nude Salvatore Ferragamo box bag and nude heels by Stinaa J. She was guest of honour at the Sophiahemmet University's graduation ceremony at Stockholm City Hall, and is taking on more of an independent role within the Swedish royal family since her 2015 wedding.
Since welcoming her second child, she is making an increasingly more frequent number of solo appearances and is bringing her own unique style at each turn. She took a break from her public duties after welcoming little prince in September, a little brother for two-year-old Prince Alexander.
She and Carl Philip in 2015 after six years together and when asked about the difficulties of caring for two children under two, she told Swedish magazine Kupé: "We try to create as much family time as possible in the evenings, with bathing and getting into a nighttime routine. Gabriel has started sleeping and eating more regularly.
"We do get glimpses that it’s going to be tougher with two than with one. But there is also twice as much love."
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