Pregnant Duchess Meghan just recycled a non-maternity dress

We’re used to seeing royals rewear some of their designer dresses and coats (Kate Middleton is nothing if not a master recycler), but Meghan Markle just reached into her own archives to attend a pre-Christmas lunch with Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, December 19, and rocked a non-maternity Erdem floral dress that she first debuted in 2016 despite her growing baby bump.

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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince George arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Princess Alexandra arrives at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Lady Helen Taylor departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Zara Philips departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Sophie Winkleman leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Princess Beatrice departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Princess Beatrice departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn Phillips leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Princess Royal leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Lady Rose Gilman (left) and her daughter Lyla Gilman arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sophie Winkleman arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs Kensington Palace to attend the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
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While we didn’t get a full-length view of the pregnant Duchess’ look for the holiday festivities, it is clear from the photos of her driving up to Buckingham Palace that she is wearing the same jewel-tone frock (by one of the royal family’s go-to designers, Erdem) that she sported for an appearance on the Today show in January 2016. Harry and Meghan shippers will recall that the segment aired six months before the now-Duke and Duchess of Sussex even met.

The former Suits actress was on the morning show to talk about winter fashion trends in relation to her now-shuttered lifestyle blog The Tig. She walked co-host Savannah Guthrie a series of celeb-inspired cold-weather outfit ideas, and she herself got in on the action by wearing a seasonally appropriate flower-printed design in keeping with her tips.

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Meghan Markle on NBC’s Today Show

The mock-neck style features a ruffled collar, sheer sleeves and knee-length hemline, and Markle paired it with black tights and kitten heels at the time. Wearing a bit more makeup than we’re now used to seeing her with, the blogger sported a pretty pink lip and wavy locks.

Flash forward to her first Christmas season since officially becoming a royal, and the Duchess appeared to have made the flouncy frock work despite her burgeoning bump. This time, she paired it with a black cape coat and Cartier earrings. Her sleek strands and nude lip combo, meanwhile, proved that her maternity glow is real.

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