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Kate Middleton adopts headband for special occasions to distinguish her from Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Cambridge has been sporting a new favourite accessory of late – the headband.

Kate, 36, wore a chic black velvet headband by milliner Jane Taylor while attending a service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Sunday, along with a recycled green coat by designer Catherine Walker.

The mother-of-three sported another headband by Juliette Botterill, adorned with blue flowers, when attending the wedding of friend Sophie Carter in Norfolk.

The Duchess first wore the new millinery style in the form of a woven cream headband decorated with flowers, also by Jane Taylor, at Prince Louis’ christening back in July.

Experts have suggested that Kate’s ‘regal’ choice of accessory may be a way of distinguishing herself from the Duchess of Sussex, 37.  

Kate, 36, has been sporting a new millinery style, wearing a chic black velvet headband by milliner Jane Taylor while attending a service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Sunday (above)

Stylist Rochelle White told FEMAIL: ‘This is definitely a more regal style that Kate is wearing. The style of the headbands are very similar to a tiara but can be worn on most royal engagements.’  

She continued: ‘I think Kate could be trying to distinguish herself from Meghan. They have been compared a lot recently in regards to their fashion choices, styles and colour palettes. 

‘Kate has fine-tuned her style and status over the years and I think this is her becoming more confident in her royal role.’

While the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a headband at the service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey, the Duchess of Sussex opted for a black beret-style hat by milliner Stephen Jones. 

The Duchess of Cambridge sported another headband by Juliette Botterill, adorned with blue flowers (above), when attending the wedding of friend Sophie Carter in Norfolk 

The Duchess of Cambridge sported another headband by Juliette Botterill, adorned with blue flowers (above), when attending the wedding of friend Sophie Carter in Norfolk 

The Duchess first wore the new millinery style in the form of a woven cream headband decorated with flowers, also by Jane Taylor, (above) at Prince Louis' christening back in July

The Duchess first wore the new millinery style in the form of a woven cream headband decorated with flowers, also by Jane Taylor, (above) at Prince Louis’ christening back in July

Meghan opted for a traditional fascinator by the same designer when she attended Louis’ christening in July. 

Royal fans have praised Kate’s new headbands, agreeing that they distinguish her look from Meghan’s and describing the choice as ‘creative’.

One Instagram user wrote ‘I think they look lovely on her’, while another added ‘I love this trend so much. Hope to see more of these!’

Others said the headbands reminded them of Tudor-style headpiece, suggesting they distinguished Kate’s position as future Queen.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, played it safe with a black beret-style hat by milliner Stephen Jones for the service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Sunday

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, played it safe with a black beret-style hat by milliner Stephen Jones for the service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Sunday

Meghan opted for a traditional fascinator by Stephen Jones when she attended Louis' christening in July (above)

Meghan opted for a traditional fascinator by Stephen Jones when she attended Louis’ christening in July (above)

One fan commented: ‘Love the Tudor style!!! Reminiscent of a crown/tiara distinguishing the the future Princess of Wales and Queen Consort.’

Another posted: ‘They remind me of tiaras, I like them :)’ 

Prior to baby Louis’ christening in July, the Duchess of Cambridge had gone for more traditional headpiece for formal occasions.

However, she did opt for a more traditional fascinator styles for the Remembrance Day commemorations at the Cenotaph on Sunday, as well as Princess Eugenie’s wedding last month. 

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