Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton had one thing in common this week

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle just stepped out in matching ultraviolet looks. A coincidence? Not really.

On Monday, Markle showcased her berry-hued ensemble (a violet Babaton dress and strawberry-red Sentaler coat) to visit Birkenhead, while Middleton recycled an old-favorite, a violet pleated Oscar de la Renta jacket and skirt. It turns out that Princess Diana was a big fan of wearing violet too.

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BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits a new statue to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Wilfred Owen, which was erected on Hamilton Square in November, during an official visit to Birkenhead on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a visit of Birkenhead at Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, UK. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex view a new sculpture erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred OwenÕs death during a visit of Birkenhead at Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, UK. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a visit of Birkenhead at Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, UK. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greets well wishers as she visits a statue to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Wilfred Owen, which was erected on Hamilton Square in November, during an official visit to Birkenhead on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a new statue to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Wilfred Owen, which was erected on Hamilton Square in November, during an official visit to Birkenhead on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a new statue to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Wilfred Owen, which was erected on Hamilton Square in November, during an official visit to Birkenhead on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits a new statue to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Wilfred Owen, which was erected on Hamilton Square in November, during an official visit to Birkenhead on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart from Birkenhead Town Hall on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet with local residents as they officially open 'Number 7', a 'Feeding Birkenhead' citizens' supermarket and community cafe, during their visit to Birkenhead, northwest England on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Devlin / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Birkenhead Town Hall on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, view products displayed for sale as they officially open 'Number 7', a 'Feeding Birkenhead' citizens' supermarket and community cafe, during their visit to Birkenhead, northwest England on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Devlin / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart from Birkenhead Town Hall on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square to view a new sculpture erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen's death, on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square to view a new sculpture erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owens death on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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In 2018, Pantone may have named “Ultra Violet” color of the year, but for the royal family, the shade has a much deeper history. “Historically, purple has been highly valued, driven by its burdensome production and its association with wealth, power and royalty,” writes Valencia Prashad for the New York Times. “Do Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle, know that it is said that in the 16th century Queen Elizabeth I of England didn’t permit anyone but close relatives of the royal family to wear purple?” Even though Pantone has already moved onto naming “Living Coral” as 2019’s color of the year, it appears that the royal family’s love affair with violet isn’t ending anytime soon. 

Below, see 16 different ways to incorporate violet into your wardrobe today, starting at just $30.

A comfy and cozy poncho sweater in the royals’ favorite shade. Style with slacks for an upscale look or leggings for a comfortable at-home ensemble.

Shop it: Alfani Turtleneck Poncho Sweater, $30 (was $60), macys.com

If you’ve been looking for the perfect, everyday, carry-all bag to take to work, to the gym and while traveling — this is it. Its minimalist design, clean lines and durable strap will feel comfortable on your shoulder and fit all your essentials with ease.

Shop it: MZ Wallace Soho Tote, $245, mzwallace.com

An elegant wrap dress with an asymmetrical hem for an extra fashionable flair.

Shop it: Astr the Label Flash Dress, $110, shopbop.com 

Markle has worn this exact style, but in black. The brand is known for making ultra comfortable footwear that stylish women actually want to wear. Perhaps it’s time to incorporate Rothy’s into your own wardrobe? Your feet will thank you later.

Shop it: Rothy’s the Point in Violet, $145, rothys.com

We love the houndstooth design on this double-breasted blazer. It’s the perfect statement piece to jazz up your usual office look.

Shop it: Topshop Bouclé Double Breasted Blazer, $125, nordstrom.com

We love the mixed suede and leather details on this gorgeous trapezoid handbag. Bring it with you to the office and straight to date night afterwards.

Shop it: Zac Zac Posen Eartha Classic Top Handle Bag, $230 (was $495), saksoff5th.com

In fall 2018, Everlane introduced its new sustainably-focused collection, ReNew. Would you believe this stylish lilac puffer coat is made from recycled plastic bottles?

Shop it: The ReNew Puffy Puff, $160, everlane.com

If you are always on top of street-style fashion, you know these chunky, retro style sneakers are a fan-favorite. The violet base makes them really pop and stand out from the rest.

Shop it: Adidas Originals TFL Falcon in Off White and Purple, $80, asos.com

We could easily see Markle or Middleton rocking this simple and elegant scuba dress. It’s conservative, but the waist-tie helps accentuate the waist for a flattering fit.

Shop it: Eloquii Long Sleeve Scuba Dress with Tie, $100, eloquii.com

For special occasions, this peplum sheath dress is a must-have. It’s a bright alternative to a typical LBD, and there’s a reason the royals are always spotted in sheath dresses.

Shop it: Lane Bryant Peplum Sheath Dress, $63 (was $80), lanebryant.com

Babaton was the label behind Meghan’s violet dress during her Birkenhead visit. Although, the version the duchess wore quickly sold out, this is a fantastic similar option.

Shop it: Babaton Wallace Dress, $49 (was $98), aritzia.com

This cocktail dress is perfect to wear to a winter wedding. All you need to do is add a pair of chandelier earrings and sparkly heels.

Shop it: Asos Edition Asymmetric Soft Cocktail Dress, $151, asos.com

These Kurt Cobain-inspired oval sunglasses are a great throwback to his classic rocker style, now available in a playful violet shade.

Shop it: Crap Eyewear The Sweet Leaf, $59 (was $79), crapeyewear.com

If you are unfamiliar with Fjallraven Kanken, it’s a popular Swedish backpack label. It’s known for its durability and stylish design. Take it with you on your morning commute, as a carry-on or during a road trip. It can even double as a backpack for any current moms or moms-to-be.

Shop it: Fjällräven Kånken Laptop Backpack, $110, nordstrom.com

If you still don’t have a proper beanie to wear this season, this chic and simple ribbed version will do just the trick. At $9, it’s an unbeatable price, too.

Shop it: Slope Beanie Hat, $9, amazon.com

A vibrant and comfy sweater to wear on lazy days when you just want to cozy up on the couch, light some candles and binge on Netflix.

Shop it: Lou & Grey Cozy Mock Neck Tunic Sweater, $60 (take 50 percent off with code WANT), loft.com

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