Meghan's Commonwealth Day Green Dress Bears Similarity to Princess Diana's Maternity Look

Meghan Markle channeled Princess Diana when she showed up for her final royal engagement wearing a green ensemble that looked inspired by her mother-in-law's maternity look.

During her final public appearance as a senior member of the royal family, Meghan Markle paid homage to her late mother-in-law with her wardrobe choice at the Commonwealth day service.

Meghan arrived arm in arm with Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey in a green ensemble that looked similar to a look Princess Diana wore in decades earlier during a royal engagement.

On Monday, Meghan was dressed in an emerald-green cape dress by Emilia Wickstead. She accessorized her look with a matching fascinator by William Chambers, and drop clutch bag.

The style looked strikingly similar to Diana's green-ensemble that she wore in 1982 at the Trooping the Color parade, only a month before she gave birth to Prince William.

A pregnant Princess Diana stands with Prince Philip on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace with the royal family yo watch the Trooping The Colour on June 12, 1982, London, England | Source: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

A pregnant Princess Diana stands with Prince Philip on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace with the royal family yo watch the Trooping The Colour on June 12, 1982, London, England | Source: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

According to Entertainment Tonight, fans pointed to the similarity when they noted how the style of Meghan's netted fascinator looked inspired by Diana's fascinator.

It wouldn't be a surprise if her final look as a royal was a slight nod to Diana, who she has paid homage to over the years by wearing actual jewelry worn by her late mother-in-law.

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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Diana wasn't the only royal in-law who Meghan honored during her highly anticipated final public appearance since announcing her royal exit with Harry.

According to Daily Mail, fans praised the former "Suits" star when she went into a sweeping curtsey for Prince Charles as he arrived behind Queen Elizabeth to take his seat in front of the couple.

After her curtsey, Meghan and Harry greeted Charles and Camilla with warm smiles as they prepared for the annual service to start.

The same reception wasn't granted to William and Kate Middleton, who were pictured giving the couple an awkward and quick "hello" before taking their seats.

Behind the scenes, the tension was high with Meghan and Harry over royal protocol after they were told last minute that they would not be joining the Queen during her walk into the event, and would have to find their own seats in the VIP area.

It is reported, William and Kate stepped in to defuse the situation by opting to also walk in with them to their assigned seating, instead of the Queen's procession.

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