She's an actress, humanitarian, clothes designer and lifestyle blogger topped off with good looks, but there may be an extra reason why Prince Harry was attracted to Meghan Markle.

Eagle-eyed royal fans have taken to Twitter to note the similarity between Meghan and the Pippa Middleton, the sibling of his sister-in-law Kate.

The pair share the same brown eyes and tumbling brunette locks and with a penchant for preppy tailored clothing, they look like they could easily share a wardrobe.

Ladies in red! Meghan and Pippa are both fans of statement red dresses. Photos / Getty
Ladies in red! Meghan and Pippa are both fans of statement red dresses. Photos / Getty

Romance rumours swirled around Pippa and Harry after she caught the public's attention at Kate and William's 2011 wedding in her notorious figure-hugging bridesmaids dress.

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The red-headed Prince was seen telling Pippa as they walked out of Westminster Abbey, "You do look very beautiful today - seriously."

At the time body language expert Judi James said it would be "criminal" if they didn't become a couple.

"When they were walking down the aisle they exchanged a series of looks like they were already an established couple. They are a perfect pairing," she said.

"Two billion people saw the chemistry between them. If I was Harry's girlfriend Chelsy, I would bow out gracefully now."

And the rumour mill went into overdrive when it was reported that Harry and his sister-in-law's sibling shared a cosy date at a London pub.

However, despite rumours that he had struck up a close rapport with the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister, Harry said their friendship was strictly platonic.

Pippa 32, has since become engaged to financier James Matthews, 41, while Harry has reportedly been wooing Meghan for the past six months.

They are believed to have met through Misha Nonoo, the well-connected wife of his school friend, according to reports.

The fashion designer, who split from Alexander Gilkes last month after four years of marriage, is believed to have introduced the loved-up pair over the summer.

Meghan enjoyed a stint in London in June before jetting off on a sunny holiday to Madrid in Spain with Misha, who she counts as a close friend.

The stunning Suits actress posted pictures of Buckingham Palace on Instagram and was photographed sitting in the Royal Box at Wimbledon during her time in London.

Pippa too is a regular at Wimbledon so the pair clearly share similar interests.

Meghan, like Pippa, also devotes a good deal of her time to philanthropic causes.

She is an advocate for UN Women and a Water Aid ambassador, while Pippa supports the
British Heart Foundation and regularly takes part in sporting challenges for charity.

The resemblance hasn't gone unnoticed on Twitter where royal fans such as CepeSmith remarked that Meghan is "very Pippa".

LardOfTheRings commented: "You know why Harry selected Meghan Markle? Because she reminds him of Pippa Middleton.:"

The likeness was also noted by Happyinhouston8 who tweeted: "Is it me, or does Meghan Markle look a little bit like Pippa Middleton? #KeepingItInTheFamily."

And SPlNSPlNSUGAR said that the pair were more or less one and the same.

"Meghan Markle equals Pippa Middleton but with better brows," she wrote.

Irene Huseman ‏also believed that "Meghan Markle looks a lot like Pippa Middleton. Yikes."