The REAL reason Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton wear shorter dresses during pregnancy

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton

ROYAL: Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton wear shorter dresses when they’re pregnant (Pic: GETTY)

Ahead of the 16-day tour last month, , 37, announced with , 34, in Spring 2019.

While her baby bump is still relatively small, the Duchess of Sussex sported several outfits which highlighted not only her pregnancy, but also her legs.

According to the founder of ’s favourite maternity brand, Séraphine, there is a reason why Meghan has been opting for shorter dresses – like the Duchess of Cambridge.

Cecile Reinaud explained to Instyle: “She’s likely to have quite a big bump because she’s quite a petite build…

“So highlighting legs and arms is always a good trick to keep a nice silhouette.”

“So highlighting legs and arms is always a good trick to keep a nice silhouette”

Cecile Reinaud

She added: “Kate did go shorter for sure. She went shorter, on a couple of occasions well above her knee, which she never does normally.

“And especially in winter, because when she wore opaque black tights, it looks okay. It doesn’t look too much because it’s not bare legs.”

When Meghan arrived in New Zealand for the final leg of her tour with Harry, she began sporting more revealing outfits.

The former US actress donned a black knee-length dress, which showed off her pins as she walked down from the plane.

The gown was the ASOS maternity Wiggle Dress, which is currently selling for £35 online.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Australia

COUPLE: Pregnant Meghan has been sporting shorter ensembles (Pic: GETTY)

But according to the founder of Beaumont Etiquette Myka Meier, Meghan is constantly surrounded by a team who chooses her clothes.

“They would not have given her the option to do something disrespectful,” the expert told Elle.

“She has an entire team of aides that call in pieces. They would have pulled appropriate pieces.”

Myka added: “The Palace is very involved in what she wears and her presentation.

“And of course she has the final say, but there wouldn’t have been any of her breaking rules.”

Kate Middleton

DUCHESS: Kate donned dresses above her knee when she was pregnant (Pic: GETTY)

However according to royal-watchers, .

The in an elegant pink dress at the Trooping the Colour Ceremony.

Fashion tradition dictates Royal women do not wear off-shoulder or other more revealing styles to public engagements.

Another unofficial rule is that Royal ladies can’t wear all-black ensembles unless it’s for a somber or commemorative occasion.

But for the RAF centenary in July.

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