Pippa Middleton stepped out at Cheltenham races on Wednesday in an outfit that was very similar to the one that her pregnant sister Kate Middleton had worn to the same event in 2006.
The stylish brunette wore a mustard yellow Katherine Hooker London coat, accessorising with a fur Cossack hat. Seven years previously, the Duchess had dressed up in a beige coat by the same designer and an identical hat.
Katherine Hooker has long been one of the Middleton sisters” go-to designers, with Kate in particular sporting many of her coats. In 2007, the wife of Prince William also wore two Katherine Hooker jackets on two consecutive days when she was visiting the racing festival.
British designer Katherine speaks highly of her royal client. “She doesn’t take free clothes, and I’ve heard that from other people who sent her things,” she explained. “And we”ve sent her a few things when she didn’t have time to come in.”
“She”s just an incredibly lovely person,” added Katherine.
Pippa, who is dating stockbroker Nico Jackson, has also been a fan of the British designer for years. She and Kate have even been known to share the same Katherine Hooker coat.
Kate has long been a fan of Cheltenham races but this is her first visit since getting married to William. Her friend Sam Waley-Cohen is competing this year and he is the man rumoured to have persuaded the couple to get back together after their brief split in March 2007.
Pippa arrived on the third day of Cheltenham races with her friend, wealthy banker Tom Kingston. He has often accompanied Pippa to sporting events.