While ladylike blowouts and romantic half-updos are usually on the royal beauty menu for Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, today's athletic activities warranted a different aesthetic. For a soccer session with the Irish Football Association's Shooting Stars program, which encourages girls to get in the game, Middleton tossed her brunette lengths into a low ponytail-one that distinctly recalled the styles of her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle.
Kicking and passing the ball to youngsters on the grassy Belfast field, the mother of three sported a crisp white knit and let her swingy lengths blow in the breeze. Could Markle's low-key beauty rules-including a series of undone center-parted buns and effortless ponytails-be the inspiration behind Middleton's latest look? Regardless of its origin, we're certain the easy pulled back style would look just as good with a vintage diamond tiara as it does with New Balance trainers.