Kate Middleton Is ‘Pressured’ To Work With Meghan Markle For This Sexist Reason
As such, these two duchesses do not work together very often. However, it seems that things might change for Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan in 2020.
The two of them are reportedly expected to work together in the future. Though, the reason behind this is not as heartwarming as one might think.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are expected to save the royal family’s public image
The 2019 calendar year has been a year full of PR nightmares for the royal family. Earlier this year, there were rumors that Prince William cheated on Duchess Kate.
Then, Prince Harry was called a hypocrite after he took his family on private jet rides while promoting sustainability. We also cannot forget about Prince William and Prince Harry allegedly feuding with one another.
And, finally, the biggest scandal of this year has been Prince Andrew and his link to the notorious Jeffrey Epstein.
Clearly, there is a lot of work needed to be done in 2020 to help make the royal family’s image better. And it seems that this work is being put on the shoulders of Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, royal expert Katie Nicholl said: “[Kate] knows the pressure is on her and Meghan to save the royal family, to an extent.”
Nicholl also pointed out that they are expected to put their differences aside and become united.
“Although the Cambridges and Sussexes have their own charities, I think the queen’s move towards retirement will force them to work closely with each other,” Nicholl added.
When it comes to Prince William and Prince Harry’s feud, Nicholl revealed that there are also added pressure for Duchess Kate to be the “peacemaker” between the two princes.
Why it is sexist to put this sort of pressure on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
While there is no doubt that many other royals are expected to work harder in the coming year, Middleton and Markle seem like they have the most pressure to help the royal family regain its positive image.
This is rather sexist since the men have been the ones causing the most drama in the family. However, Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan are now expected to clean up their mess as well as become “peacemakers” between people who are not getting along.
However, the royal family has been known to be a very traditional establishment that put its male members above its female ones. It was only just recently that the succession laws were changed to put sons and daughters on the same playing field.
There are actually still many sexist laws concerning things like an inheritance that are still disadvantageous for women.
Do Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle get along these days?
Regardless of whether Middleton and Markle believe these expectations put on them are sexist or not, they still have to follow them. As such, it is important for them to be on friendly terms with each other.
Last year, there were a lot of rumors that the two duchesses disliked each other and were seriously feuding. However, things seem to have changed. After Duchess Meghan gave birth in May 2019, there were reports that she and Duchess Kate were now bonding over motherhood.
The two of them showed up to events together a few times since then, and onlookers noted that they did not show any animosity towards each other. At a Wimbledon match, a body language expert even pointed out that they “were enjoying each other’s company” and had “genuine smiles” on their faces.
It seems that Middleton and Markle will not have a hard time working together for the sake of the royal family.