Fascination surrounding what members of the British royal family wear is nothing new. On her royal tour of Africa with Prince Harry, fans of Meghan Markle noticed subtle hints in her style regarding her life outside of the royal family and paid close attention to the "message" she wanted to send with her fashion. Some have also taken a look into why both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex each wore a certain color on their recent trips.

Now, a new trend has started to emerge.

According to Insider, in recent months, both Meghan and Kate have paired designer dresses with inexpensive earrings.  

In June, Kate pulled off the look when she wore a $10 pair of earrings with a $222 dress, which was followed by another unusual pairing in September when the Duchess of Cambridge wore $6 earrings with a $2,000 Emiliar Wichstead dress. This was also noticed by royal watchers when Meghan attended Misa Nonoo's September wedding in Rome.

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However, according to fashion expert Cécile Duclos, the combination may have a "strategic" reason behind it. As stated by Duclos when speaking with the publication, this strategy is used in order to appeal to "a wide socio-economical range of people." 

Due to the "choice of mixing luxury pieces with items from affordable mainstream retailers," the royals can show off both high-end brands or up-and-coming designers. 

Continuing, she added that this can "appeal to a different audience," adding that the calculated approach is used for the "general public, who can also enjoy fashion, but can't necessarily afford designer pieces."

That sentiment was also echoed by royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams. "This mix is more relatable, they know it will be analyzed," he shared, adding, "the end result is what really matters."

Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge stands with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth day service on March 11, 2019, in London, England. Photo: Getty Images/Richard Pohle