Duchess Kate is lovely in lace — just like Meghan Markle!

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked picture-perfect at a palace party Tuesday night in a gorgeous — and familiar-looking — lace gown.

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Duchess Kate arrives at the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families at Kensington Palace on November 7, 2017.Getty Images

The former Kate Middleton wore the floor-length black dress for a charity gala, and as it turns out, one reason it looks so familiar is that it's a repeat for her.

But that's not the only reason this design deserves a double take.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and actress Meghan Markle share similar taste when it comes to formal wear. Getty Images

The Zarita gown by Diane Von Furstenberg isn't just beloved by Duchess Kate. Back in 2012, actress Meghan Markle, who hadn't yet met partner Prince Harry, wore her very own Zarita.

But make no mistake. Despite the similarities, these two have their own distinct style.

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Duchess Kate speaks to Peter Fonagy, CEO of the Anna Freud Center at the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on November 7, 2017.Getty Images

Both dresses feature the same lace pattern and scalloped-trimmed sheer sleeves, but there are differences. While Kate opted for the full-length black version, Markle went for above-the-knee and navy.

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Actress Meghan Markle attends the USA Network's Storytelling Tour "A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power" at the Pacific Design Center on February 15, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.Getty Images

Sadly, for fans of the look, both versions have long sold out.

Duchess Kate and Prince William are expecting their third child in April, and the last time we saw the royal wearing this design was when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte, back in 2014.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leaving the Royal Variety Performance  Featuring: Prince William Duke of Cambridge,Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Where: London, United Kingdom When: 13 Nov 2014 Credit: Euan Cherry/WENN.com
Duchess Kate and Prince William leaving the Royal Variety Performance in London, on November 13, 2014Alamy Stock

This isn't the only gown that proves how lovely Kate looks in black lace.

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Duchess Kate attends the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in 2015.Alamy Stock
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Duchess Kate arrives at the Natural History Museum in London in December 2013.Alamy Stock
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Duchess Kate attends SportsAid SportsBall gala dinner in November 2013.Alamy Stock

She has quite the collection of black lace dresses — all fit for a future queen!

If you are looking for a LBD of your own, check out TODAY Style's article on our favorite LBD's for every occasion.

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