Critics Think Meghan Markle is Failing at Everything Kate Middleton Does Naturally

It’s practically impossible to resist making comparisons between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. As two of the most famous wives in the world, and being married to brothers, these two women are in similar positions in the spotlight. One huge difference? They’re both handling the pressure in vastly different ways.

Most royal followers agree that Kate Middleton is committing fewer mistakes and inspiring less criticism compared to Meghan Markle. But is it because she’s naturally better suited to the job of working royal, or is there something else going on?

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Clive Mason/Getty Images

Kate Middleton had longer to adjust to the royal life

Like Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton was just an average, middle-class citizen before she met and fell in love with Prince William while they were attending university together. Her life changed dramatically once she and Prince William started dating.

It’s true that Kate Middleton makes the royal wife life look easy. But remember, she’s had several years to get used to the demands of her role and adjust accordingly. Kate Middleton was always poised and graceful. But recently she’s grown even more assured of herself and it shows.

Meghan Markle has a different role to play compared to Kate Middleton

Even though Prince William and Prince Harry are brothers, that doesn’t mean Meghan and Kate are destined to fulfill the same roles in the royal family. While the Duke of Cambridge is being groomed to become king one day, Prince Harry is living a more mainstream life and plans to stay that way. It appears he and Meghan will still be working royals. But that’s not even close to the same thing as ruling the nation as king and queen consort.

It’s clear that Meghan Markle isn’t trying to fit in and follow the status quo, which is evidenced by how often she breaks royal protocol. That’s why it seems like she’s struggling a bit more compared to Kate Middleton.

The two royal wives are very different people

Rumor has it that Prince Harry wanted his wife to become good friends with Kate Middleton, who he’d been close with before he got married. But even though these two women maintain a friendly relationship, they simply have different temperaments. And these differences carry over to how they handle royal duties.

Meghan Markle is outspoken and opinionated while Kate Middleton is more reserved. Though the Duchess of Cambridge has seemed more outgoing during recent appearances, she’s still naturally less assertive than Meghan Markle. And Kate Middleton’s demeanor is well-suited to the royal family, who pride their reserve and restraint.

There’s no right or wrong way to be a royal wife

Even though critics are claiming Kate Middleton is “better” at being royal than Meghan Markle, that’s not necessarily true. One refreshing thing that royal fans are loving about the Duchess of Sussex is that she has a strong personality and isn’t afraid to go against the tide of tradition, which is reminiscent of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

Meghan Markle might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but she’s also unafraid to be herself. You have to respect that in a person.