How Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Have Changed the Royal Family Forever

There is little doubt that Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have had a major impact on the royal family. Although the women are different on many levels, they have each sparked change within the ranks of British royalty and will likely continue to do so in the years to come. With Meghan and Kate looking forward to what’s ahead in 2020, here are all of the ways the two have forever changed the royal family.

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s sense of style

All eyes are on Meghan and Kate whenever they step out in public, and their fashion choices are often the topic of the day. What they wear also says a lot about their personalities and values, which is where their clothing decisions make the most impact.

Although they have both rocked expensive tiaras from Queen Elizabeth’s impressive jewelry collection, Meghan and Kate are both advocates of sustainability.

Kate Middleton, for instance, has been known to recycle looks from time to time, while Meghan Markle recently launched a new line of clothing to help underprivileged women who are looking to jumpstart their careers.

The public has taken notice of Meghan and Kate’s fashion choices over the years and most fans have reacted positively to their sense of style. With that in mind, their message of sustainability should influence the younger generation of royals, which is definitely a step in the right direction.

The Duchesses take aim at mental health

Apart from their attire, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have also tackled the topic of mental health. According to International Business Times, the women teamed up to launch a mental health initiative called Heads Together, which was meant to raise awareness for mental health issues in the U.K.

The project, of course, was started before Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, left The Royal Foundation to start their own charitable organization, Sussex Royal.

Even though they are no longer working directly together, they still teamed up for a new advertisement for the Heads Together campaign last October.

The two have also done a lot of great work in the realm of education and women’s rights. This past summer, Meghan Markle led an effort to promote women’s rights by supporting a local bakery that helps victims of domestic violence.

Kate has also been very vocal about the importance of education, especially when it comes to early child development.

A look at Meghan Markle’s parenting skills

When it comes to raising their children, Kate and Meghan have taken different approaches. Kate is often viewed as being the more traditional parent of the two, while Meghan has forged her own path in that department.

After giving birth to her first child, Archie Harrison, last May, Meghan and Prince Harry have gone to great lengths to protect her son’s privacy. This includes keeping the birth completely out of the public eye and making his christening service a private event.

Over the past few months, we have only gotten a few glimpses of baby Archie, and most of these have been photos that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared on social media.

Kate also likes to raise her three children with as much privacy as possible, though she tends to stick to royal traditions whenever possible. Kate, for instance, took pictures at the hospital shortly after giving birth to all three of her children.

Kate Middleton enjoys an evening with Queen Elizabeth

Speaking of Kate, there is a good reason why she follows royal traditions more often than Meghan. Her husband, Prince William, is second in line to the throne and Kate will be sitting beside him on the throne one of these days.

This is one reason why Kate has been taking on more responsibilities as of late. This week, the Duchess of Cambridge joined Queen Elizabeth for a special Christmas reception to mingle with the country’s top diplomats.

Other influential members of the royal family were also present for the event, including William, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles.

While Kate Middleton was hosting the diplomats at Buckingham Palace, Meghan Markle was in America celebrating the holidays with Prince Harry, Archie Harrison, and her mother, Doria Ragland.