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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s Max Mara Moments

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both fans of the Italian fashion brand Max Mara with both royal sisters-in-law choosing from a range of the house’s core styles and signature pieces for their official engagements.

Kate has been the longest established royal fan of the brand, wearing pieces from their ready-to-wear collections throughout the 2010s, most notably for maternity wear during her first two pregnancies.

Recently Kate announced that she has taken on the patronage of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, an organization which advocates for and prioritizes new and expectant mothers’ mental health. In a special video announcement of the patronage, Kate chose a Max Mara dress for the occasion.

Here, Newsweek takes a look at some of Kate and Meghan’s most striking Max Mara moments:

KATE MIDDLETON

Patronage Announcement May 6, 2022

In video speech released to formally announce her patronage of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and to mark maternal mental health week in the U.K, Kate wore a flattering blue and white floral dress from the brand’s studio label.

The dress features a delicate print of blue florals against a white ground and is a relaxed fit in the shirt dress style with pleated skirt detail.

Kate Middleton wore a floral printed Max Mara dress in a video announcing her patronage of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. May 6, 2022.
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Scotland February 24, 2016

Kate wore a striking moss green longline coat with belted waist accent on a 2016 visit to St Catherine’s Primary School in Scotland. The duchess’s coat was made as part of Max Mara’s Sportmax line and she completed her ensemble with black suede heels by Stuart Weitzman and matching handbag from Mulberry.

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Kate debuted the coat two months earlier at the annual Christmas Day church service at Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate. On that occasion she paired the coat with black suede boots and a green felt hat from Lock & Co.

Kate Middleton wore a moss green Max Mara longline coat on a visit to Scotland, February 24, 2016.
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Emma Bridgewater February 18, 2015

For a February 2015 visit to the Emma Bridgewater factory in Staffordshire, Kate wore an elegant blue wool coat from Max Mara’s Sportmax collection.

She paired the coat with a blue printed Seraphine day dress and accessories by Jimmy Choo and L.K. Bennett.

Kate Middleton wore a blue Max Mara coat on a visit to Staffordshire, February 18, 2015.
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Portsmouth February 12, 2015

For an engagement in Portsmouth when pregnant with her second child, Princess Charlotte, Kate wore a white ‘Villar’ style coat dress with Jimmy Choo high heels and an L.K. Bennett clutch bag.

Kate has come to rely heavily on coat dresses as part of her working wardrobe, the largest selection of which come from Princess Diana’s favorite designer, Catherine Walker. Kate also counts Alexander McQueen, Max Mara and Christopher Kane coat dresses amongst her vast collection.

Kate Middleton wore a white Max Mara coat dress on a visit to Portsmouth, February 12, 2015.
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Wrap dress February 19, 2013

During her first pregnancy, expecting Prince George, Kate undertook an engagement at the Hope House treatment center as part of her Action on Addiction patronage.

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For the event the duchess wore a gray printed, long sleeved, knee length dress from Max Mara’s studio line and paired it with high heels by the brand Episode.

Kate Middleton wore a Max Mara wrap dress on a visit to Hope House, February 19, 2013.
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MEGHAN MARKLE

New York September 23, 2021

Meghan Markle has long been a fan of Max Mara’s camel coats having incorporated their high end luxe but relaxed style into her wardrobe since before she met Prince Harry.

A stand-out Max Mara look from Meghan though was worn during her September 2021 visit to New York with Harry—one of her first major trips since her landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey months earlier.

During the trip, Meghan and Harry made two visits to the U.N. to discuss the pandemic and vaccine equality. On the first visit Meghan stunned in a bold black and tan outfit which included Max Mara’s ‘Rispoli’ camel hair coat. She completed the look with Giorgio Armani black suede heels and an oyster colored handbag from the brand Valextra.

Meghan Markle wore a camel Max Mara coat on a visit to New York, September 23, 2021.
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New York September 25, 2021

On the second visit to the U.N. on her trip to New York in September 2021, Meghan wore two key Max Mara pieces including a ‘Lilia’ camel coat and what were reported to be a pair of the brand’s high waisted camel trousers.

Meghan changed into an embellished Valentino mini dress to appear later that day on stage with husband, Harry, at the Global Citizen Live event in Central Park.

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Meghan Markle wore a camel coat and trousers by Max Mara for a visit to the U.N in New York before changing into a Valentino mini dress to appear at the Global Citizen Live event. September 25, 2021.
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Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have an array of striking wardrobe staples in their closets from the Italian fashion brand Max Mara. Kate (L) photographed in Scotland, February 24, 2016. And Meghan (R) photographed in New York, September 23, 2021.
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