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Milica Cosic

Kate, William and Charles co-ordinate in tartan after Meghan Markle's dress protocol claim

Prince William and Kate Middleton wore co-ordinating outfits today as King Charles looked sharp in tartan as the Royal Family put on a united front amid the storm over Prince Harry's tell-all memoir.

As The Firm broke cover after Harry's attacks in his explosive book Spare, their outfits contradicted his wife Meghan Markle's claims that royals are not meant to wear the same clothing or patterns as each other, or the monarch.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were both today seen wearing blue tartan outfits as they stepped out to visit the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The royal couple are visiting Merseyside to thank those working in healthcare and mental health support for their work during the winter months.

Kate sported a blue and green tartan jacket, while William wore a green jumper and blue blazer in a similar tone to his wife's.

Prince William and Kate Middleton co-ordinated their outfits with the King (UK Press via Getty Images)
King Charles III sported a similar pattern to his visit to Aberdeenshire (PA)

Meanwhile, King Charles III was also today snapped wearing a similarly patterned tartan kilt during his visit to Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

There, the monarch is meeting with local hardship support groups and tour of new facilities.

Their engagements take place days after the official release of Prince Harry's bombshell memoir Spare, which hit bookshelves on January 10.

And it seems that the royal family is sending out a fashionable message with their clothing.

The Prince and Princess of Wales put on a brave face, as their royal outing comes days after Harry's book release (PA)

Reportedly, they have told aides it is “business as usual” and sources said the senior royals would not be reacting to the tell-all memoir.

The Royal Family's united front also contradicts Meghan's claim that it is against protocol to wear the same colour as more senior royals.

In one part of Netflix's three part docuseries 'Harry & Meghan', the Duchess claimed that she intentionally wore neutral tones when she was living in the UK to avoid wearing the same colour as other royals.

She said: "To my understanding, you can't ever wear the same colour as Her Majesty, if there's a group event.

"But then you also should never be wearing the same colour as one of the other more senior members of the family."

Charles is meeting local hardship support groups and touring of new facilities in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire (PA)
The royal's outfits contradict Meghan Markle's claims in her Netflix docuseries (Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock)

She also said she didn't want to stand out with any of her outfits, explaining: "It was also so I could just blend in.

"I'm not trying to stand out here. There's no version of me joining this family and trying to not do everything I could to fit in."

Harry's memoir Spare has been tipped by industry experts to be one of the year’s biggest books.

It contains a series of revelations about royal life, including the young royal dabbling with drugs, his fight with William and outlining his emotions following the passing of his mother, Princess Diana.

According to the publisher, the English language edition of Spare sold more than 1,430,000 units in all formats and editions in the United States, Canada and the UK on January 10 when it first hit bookshop shelves.

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