Meghan Markle is being inspired by Hollywood heavyweight Angelina Jolie when it comes to what she wears, according to one stylist.
Fashion stylist Alex Longmore said: “Meghan’s style muse is most definitely Angelina Jolie.”
While Angelina is known to many for her sexy roles in films such as Tomb Raider and her marriage to Brad Pitt, the two women have a few things in common.
This includes a love of charity work and a professional link to Queen Elizabeth II.
Alex said on her blog: “The similarities are endless. The outfit choices dating way back in Meghan’s wardrobe are practically doppelgängers of Angelina’s.”
Angelina Jolie, as well as being a Hollywood Icon, is a respected humanitarian.
The actress has even been awarded an honorary damehood in 2014, and met the Queen for the occasion.
Angelia appeared in The Queen’s Green Plant documentary, in which she said: “For us to come here and say to the children, ‘This is why it’s important to plant a tree,’ that’s the biggest message I can teach my kids, and it’s something that they’ve certainly learned from Her Majesty and her message.”
So Meghan may be being very shred in taking tips from Angelina, 43, from Los Angeles.
Alex said: “Often when I ask my clients whose style they like in the public eye, Angelina is often up there with the best of them but I suspect its more than this with Meghan.
“I think its what Angelina represents as a woman that Meghan is wanting to emulate.
“Angelina is taken seriously as an actress, is a humanitarian and is exceedingly well respected.”
Alex has worked with celebrity clients such as Amanda Holden, Claudia Schiffer, Emilia Fox, Joan Collins, Little Mix and Zara Phillips, among others.
And touches of Angelina’s style can be seen in Meghan’s wardrobe.
Both women are fans of wearing a tuxedo on the red carpet, subverting an old school Hollywood gender divide.
Meghan is also a fan of tailored skirts and work wear inspired garments like sharp shirts and beige coats.
How has Meghan Markle’s style changed since she married Prince Harry, 33, in May?
The actress has switched from little dresses on the runway to low hems and modest tops.
Meghan Markle’s wardrobe has cost a huge sum of money since she began dating the prince.
Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.
Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.
She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.
She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.
But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.
They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.
Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.