Which duchess is the most patriotic dresser? Kate, or Meghan?

Both The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex have adopted, and occasionally broken, royal dress codes in their own ways since they joined the Windsor clan. One of the unwritten rules is that the royals should do their all to fly the flag for Britain whenever they can — including wearing clothes by British brands. And there haven’t been such high-profile ambassadors for British fashion since the days of Princess Diana than Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, with eyes all over the globe tracking their every outfit.

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OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second right) is escorted into dinner by King Harald V of Norway and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) is ecorted by Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles during a dinner at the Royal Palace with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) is escorted into dinner by King Harald V of Norway followed by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge ecorted by Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is escorted into dinner by King Harald V of Norway at the Royal Palace on day 3 of her visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles during a dinner at the Royal Palace with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second right) is escorted into dinner by King Harald V of Norway followed by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge ecorted by Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: A general view during a dinner with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: A general view as King Harald V of Norway makes a speech at a dinner with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Palace on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge smiles during dinner at the Royal Palace on day 3 of his royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge makes a speech as he attends a dinner at the Royal Palace with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
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So who backs British more? There’s no doubt Middleton has been a bigger supporter of British designers than Markle over the last 18 months.

Favoring Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham for her public outings, the Duchess of Cambridge has largely dressed in British brands for events and royal celebrations. She also wore Stella McCartney at her nephew Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s christening in July.

While the American-born Markle does not wear as many British brands as her sister-in-law, she does have her favorites. In the past she’s worn Victoria Beckham (and even invited David and Victoria Beckham to her wedding). She’s also worn Grace Wales Bonner, and Roksanda for events held both in the U.K. and abroad.

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Meghan Markle's sleek Givenchy pantsuit: Pics!
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The Duchess of Sussex arrives at the EPIC Museum during their visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the EPIC Museum during their visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Walter Cullen, aged 3 at Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, SCOTLAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex view the Famine Memorial on the bank of the River Liffey during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Trinity College on the second day of their official two day royal visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. It is the royal couple's first foreign trip together since they were married earlier this year. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles during a visit Croke Park, home of the Gaelic football association in Dublin on the final day of their two day visit on July 11, 2018. - During the visit, Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk on the pitch where they observe traditional Gaelic sports being played, such as hurling, camogie and rounders. (Photo by Paul FAITH / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during her visit with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
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Givenchy, under the artistic direction of the British designer Clare Waight Keller, is another Markle favorite. She chose the designer to make her wedding dress and has since worn Givenchy designs for many of her royal engagements. She made a surprise appearance at the Fashion Awards in London last year to hand Waight Keller the accolade for British Designer of the Year, women’s wear.

But the Duchess of Sussex doesn’t forget her American roots either: When she isn’t wearing British, she dons Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell and Ralph Lauren.

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RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave the residence of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, after an audience in Rabat on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the residence of King Mohammed VI of Morocco ahead of an audience with him in Rabat on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, during an audience at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet with King Mohammed VI of Morocco (2R) and his son Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco (L) at King Mohammed VI's residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco (2L) and Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (L), during an audience with the King Mohammed VI of Morocco at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, during an audience at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, during an audience at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are greeted by Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco, ahead of an audience with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex shake hands with the Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan, after leaving the residence of King Mohammed VI of Morocco in Rabat on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco (2L) and Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (L), during an audience with the King Mohammed VI of Morocco at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, during an audience at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex greet Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco (second left) and Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco, during an audience with the King Mohammed VI of Morocco at his residence in Rabat, on the third day of their tour of Morocco.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave the residence of the the King of Morocco in Rabat, following an audience with him, on the third day of their tour of Morocco.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave the residence of the the King of Morocco in Rabat, following an audience with him, on the third day of their tour of Morocco.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet with the King of Morocco (second right) and his son The Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan (left) at his residence in Rabat, during a private audience with him, on the third day of their tour of Morocco.
The Duchess of Sussex meets with the King of Morocco at his residence in Rabat, before a private audience with him, on the third day of their tour of Morocco.
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