The 1 Major Difference In How Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Approach Royal Life

From the outside looking in, it appears that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are very similar. Though they are from vastly different backgrounds, both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex have taken to life in the British Royal Family like fish in water. Both women are incredibly kind with a heart for charity and they also both slay when it comes to their fashion choices. However, that’s where the similarities between the duchesses end. In fact, there is one major difference in how Middleton and Markle approach royal life.

This is the major difference in how Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle approach royal life

Kate Middleton began dating Prince William when she was in her late teens which means she had about a decade of being around the prince and the royal family before she officially became a member. Since she was groomed for royalty, Middleton has a more traditional approach to being royal. The duchess is also in a very particular position since her husband; Prince William will be King of England. Therefore she hardly breaks or bends the rules.

Meghan Markle is a force all on her own. Already in her mid-30’s when she joined the royal family. The American former actress had her own successful career and a full life before marrying Prince Harry in 2018. Royal commentator Rupert Bell explained the difference between the two ladies saying,

In a way, Kate is a traditional, English rose as it were. We have got the polar opposite in a confident American, who has had a successful career in her own right, coming into an organisation where they like things done, where the knives and forks are put in the right place. It is good for [Meghan] that she is confident that she is not intimidated by the royal family. That is one of the reasons she wanted to get away from being cooped up at Kensington Palace because she felt that all four of them together, it was too much, she wanted breathing space away so she could be herself and run her own sort of show as it were. She is her own person and wants to continue to operate in that environment.

Inside Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship

Since Middleton and Markle are so different they aren’t besties, but they certainly aren’t the enemies that the press has made them out to be. The Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with Prince Louis and was suffering from terrible morning sickness when Markle entered the royal family, but she still took the time to show the Suits alum the ropes when she could. In fact, Markle would often head over the Middleton’s apartment to sit with her when she was feeling unwell. In turn, the mother of three also appreciated, the Duchess of Sussex stepping into the spotlight.

Now that Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child in late April or early May 2019 –the ladies will have even more to talk about soon.

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