Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle meets guests at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London. Getty Images/John Stillwell

Meghan Markle hasn’t had the easiest transition into the royal family. Last June, one month after wedding Britain’s Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex was accused of copying her sister-in-law’s signature look.

The drama started when photos of Meghan attending Queen Elizabeth II’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on June 26, 2018, showed her sporting curled hair. Immediately, outlets began comparing Meghan’s hairstyle to Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, even going as far as accusing the then newfound Duchess of copying Kate Middleton’s look.

“... The new hairstyle marks a significant departure from the much-discussed ‘messy bun’ she sported in earlier appearances and has a certain Kate-esque sheen about it,” Vanity Fair reported at the time.

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Elsewhere, The Daily Mail published an article on Meghan’s “regal makeover” sporting the headline, “Duchess of Sussex unveils glossy curls just like Kate's as she joins the Queen and Harry for a star-studded reception…”

Even People Magazine made comparisons between Meghan and Kate. The outlet published a report stating that Meghan's “bouncy curls” mirrored Kate’s and suggested that the two family members may be “trading hair secrets.”

“Since wearing her signature undone bun at her May 19 royal wedding… Meghan now seems to be taking a page out of sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s hairstyle handbook by sporting more polished, structured styles,” the magazine reported.

The outlet continued, “That bouncy blowout style is, of course, a look that Kate has perfected through the years. Kate is known for more polished curls and tends to opt for more volume and bounce when she wears her hair down.”

After numerous reports compared the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge’s looks, Meghan’s fans stuck up for her, posting past photos of her sporting a similar hairstyle before marrying into the royal family.