Kate Middleton Will Probably Never Be Jealous of Meghan Markle Despite What Anyone Says

Meghan Markle has been a member of the royal family since May 2018, but she’s still consistently making headlines. From the way that Markle holds her infant son, Archie Harrison, to speculation about whether or not she could be pregnant again, tabloids are always talking about the Duchess of Sussex.

One of the most persistent rumors regarding Markle is the idea that she doesn’t get along with her sister in law, Kate Middleton. A few royal family critics have even spoken out, claiming that Middleton is jealous of Markle. Keep reading to learn why it doesn’t seem likely that Duchess Kate will ever be jealous of Duchess Meghan.

Kate Middleton doesn’t have as much freedom as Meghan Markle

Kate Middleton attends the launch of the National Emergencies Trust at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Kate Middleton | Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

It is certainly true that Middleton is held to a stricter standard of behavior than Markle. When Prince William becomes king, after his father, Prince Charles, Middleton will be at his side, helping him rule and providing unending support. In addition, she has three young children to raise, all while juggling the multitude of responsibilities that come from being so high-ranking within the royal family.

Markle, on the other hand, is married to Prince Harry, who will in all likelihood never be close to assuming the throne. She has much more freedom to act and do as she pleases. For instance, she and Prince Harry have the ability to take extended vacations from royal duties and keep their family life well out of the public spotlight.

Middleton is duty-bound to share many pictures of her children, including their baptism and birth details. There’s no doubt that their lives are incredibly different.

Meghan Markle can bend royal rules on occasion

When someone marries into the royal family, they are under obligation to follow a set of guidelines that the royal family has followed for decades. While these rules aren’t law, it is well known that frequent breaking of the rules can incur the irritation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Over the past year or so, Duchess Meghan has broken a number of those rules, and while much was made of it in the press, it doesn’t seem as though there were ever any real consequences. 

Duchess Kate, on the other hand, is not known to be a rule-breaker, and she doesn’t really have the ability to be. After all, she is going to be queen within the next several decades, and there is a lot of expectation riding on her shoulders.

The extent of Middleton’s rule-breaking has been wearing wedge-heeled shoes and above-the-knee dresses (the queen is notoriously not a fan of either) so there has never really been a true black mark on her royal record. 

Kate Middleton is beloved by people and the press

In spite of all of the restrictions that she has to live with, and the greater freedom that Markle experiences in her life, it still seems highly unlikely that Middleton has ever been jealous of Markle. For one thing, she enjoys a happy, healthy family life, and is seemingly thriving in her role as wife and mother. 

The second reason that Middleton is not jealous of her sister-in-law has to do with press treatment. It’s no secret that Markle has been lambasted by the press, and is in the headlines almost daily, with negative stories providing the bulk of the coverage.

Middleton, on the other hand, is beloved by the people as well as the press, and rarely suffers from any bad publicity. While she did receive criticism at one point, before her marriage to Prince William, those days are long gone, and she is one of the most beloved members of the royal family.