Kate Middleton Is Handling Royal Life Much Better Than Meghan Markle

One of the hardest things about joining the royal family is getting used to all the attention. Plenty of Prince William and Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriends have complained about being harassed by photographers, citing that as one of the main reasons the relationship failed.

But two women put aside their misgivings about being in the spotlight for their entire lives and married into the family anyway. Kate Middleton went from a regular middle-class upbringing to becoming one of the most talked-about women in the world. Meghan Markle had some experience with fame before getting married — she was a Hollywood actress — but her popularity has since exploded, changing her life completely.

It’s impossible to resist comparing how these two women deal with the pressure of fame. Most royal fans agree that Kate Middleton is doing a better job at handling her new, flashbulb-heavy life.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton
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Sharing private details is part of being a royal

Centuries ago the British monarch had enormous political power, but those days are over. While they do have more power than most people, the roles of the royal family are mostly for show, with the sitting king or queen as a mere figurehead. Laws and government are handled by the Prime Minister and parliament.

Yet the royal family is still funded by the taxpayers, meaning they’re beholden to the citizens. What does that mean? It means they need to give the people what they want, which is more photos of their private lives. Being in the spotlight goes hand in hand with being a royal. That’s just the way it works.

Meghan Markle is reluctant to share her life with the world

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, who used to be close with Meghan Markle before the relationship went sour, had some harsh words of criticism for his former friend. “On the one hand they [the Sussexes] want privacy … on the other, they want their cake and eat it,” Piers said on Good Morning Britain after it was announced that Archie’s baptism would be a private affair. “When it’s the wedding, they want everybody there because it’s great for brand ‘Meghan and Harry.’ So you can’t turn that tap on and off as and when you see fit.”

He said, “You can try, but the media are entitled … to say, ‘Hang on, you want us when it suits you, and you don’t want us when it doesn’t suit you.'”

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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ – it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA

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Meanwhile, Kate Middleton has embraced her role in the spotlight with ease

On the other end of the spectrum, Kate Middleton has managed to achieve that delicate balance of sharing just enough to keep the public happy while still maintaining her private family life. She’ll never be immune to rumors and gossip — just look at the recent cheating scandal rumors that refuse to die — but she does manage to ignore untrue statements made about her life.

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We invite you to take a sneak peek at The Duchess of Cambridge’s #RHSChelsea ‘Back to Nature’ Garden! The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Speaking ahead of @The_RHS garden unveiling, The Duchess of Cambridge said: “In recent years I have focussed much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.” Some features of the #ChelseaFlowerShow garden include: 1. A swing seat hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house, encouraging creative play and discovery for all generations. 2. The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. The treehouse is made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding. 3/4. The garden is aiming to inspire interaction with the natural environment through its multi-sensory, green and blue plant scheme. The garden will be filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures. The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’s ongoing work on early childhood development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life. The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role.

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None of us will fully understand the enormous sacrifice it takes to be part of the royal family. But based on what’s transpired so far, it’s clear that Kate Middleton could teach Meghan Markle a thing or two about how much to reveal and how much to hide. She somehow manages to make it look easy.