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Did Princess Felipa of Bavaria copy Duchess Kate?

May 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM ET

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Strikingly similiar? Duchess Kate waving at the wedding of the decade; Princess Felipa of Bavaria, at her less publicized May 12 wedding in Germany.

It’s been a year since Duchess Kate launched many a bridal trend with her elegant, Sarah Burton-designed gown. Since then, there have been numerous knockoffs and homages — including now, it seems, Princess Felipa of Bavaria.

The lesser known Bavarian princess, daughter of Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula, married a commoner (another big royal trend!), film producer Christian Dienst, on Saturday in Steingaden, Germany. Felipa, 31, wore a sparkly tiara and a modest, long-sleeve lace gown — created by Munich designer Natascha Müllerschön — that looks rather similar to Kate’s, no?

Someone made a funny: Pastor Monsignore Kirchmeier greets the bride, Princess Felipa of Bavaria, and her father, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, prior to t...
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Someone made a funny: Pastor Monsignore Kirchmeier greets the bride, Princess Felipa of Bavaria, and her father, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, prior to the marriage ceremony.
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Princess Felipa of Bavaria and Christian Dienst smile after the marriage ceremony. About 500 guests reportedly attended (smaller than a U.K. royal wedding, but still a lot of fascinators in attendance).
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The newly married royal couple kiss (with no grumpy, hearing-sensitive flower girl to taint the moment).

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