Meghan Markle Outperformed Kate Middleton in Some Royal Engagements, According to Experts

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge has been a member of the royal family since 2011 and over the years, she has more than proved that she is a natural. We never get tired of hearing her speak or watching her carry out her royal duties at events and engagements. To say Kate has been a positive influence on the people of the United Kingdom and the world as a whole is an understatement, and it seems that she is the perfect person to someday take on the role as queen consort.

When Meghan, Duchess of Sussex joined the royal family just a few short years ago, many tabloids began comparing her to the Duchess of Cambridge. From what she wore to everything she said and did, everyone seemed to have something to say about it, especially if Kate had exhibited similar behavior before her.

Ever since Megxit came to be, Meghan has been in the public eye more than ever before. Before she and Prince Harry split from the royal family, she wasn’t a future queen, but that didn’t stop anyone from analyzing both her and Kate.

Now, experts are saying that Meghan outperformed Kate in some royal engagements.

Meghan’s life before joining the royal family

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50 years ago, women in Britain won the right to equal pay. That monumental moment began with one courageous and inspiring group of women in a factory in Dagenham, England. In 1968, facing a pay settlement that declared them less skilled than men, the sewing machinists of the Ford Motor Company walked out on strike. In the face of great pressure, they stood firm, and two years later the UK Parliament was forced to pass the Equal Pay Act, protecting and supporting working women ever since. To mark International Women’s Day, The Duchess of Sussex visited Dagenham to meet with Geraldine Dear, one of the strikers, and spend time with students at the Robert Clack Upper School to meet the town’s next generation of female role models, and talk to young women and men about the women who inspire them. • “Being in Dagenham is incredibly profound. Because as you can see with Geraldine and the other women who had the strength to really stand up for something that they knew needed to be done. This is the best example of no matter how small you might feel, how low you may feel on the ladder or the totem pole, no matter what colour you are, no matter what gender you are, you have a voice, and you certainly have the right to speak up for what is right.” – The Duchess of Sussex A lifetime advocate and campaigner for gender equity, The Duchess joined a special assembly to celebrate this remarkable local story, as well as recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women around the world. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020 #EachForEqual Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton

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As we know, Meghan was famous in her own right long before she ever met Prince Harry. She worked hard to become a successful actress, appearing in smaller roles before finally getting her big break when she landed the role of Rachel Zane in the legal drama Suits.

According to Good Housekeeping, Meghan was pretty adamant about maintaining a certain image, and there was nothing that could stop her from pursuing her dreams. In fact, she had her goals set from a young age, spending years watching her father, Thomas Markle, as he worked in the entertainment industry as a lighting director, as well as having feminist beliefs before she even reached her teenage years.

Kate was a commoner before meeting Prince William

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To mark Place2Be’s 25th anniversary, The Duchess hosted a reception for the children’s organisation in Buckingham Palace tonight. @_place2be is an organisation that provides mental health support to children in UK schools through one-on-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. The Duchess has been Patron of the charity since 2013, reflecting her longstanding interest in children’s mental well-being and the importance of early intervention. According to Place2Be’s website, 1 in 8 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood. Pupils are able to visit a Place2Be counsellor in their school for a number of reasons. The most common ones are anxiety, struggling to focus, low self-esteem, mood swings and trouble with their family. The Duchess gave a speech at the reception: “Place2Be was one of the first charities I became Patron of. I knew it was special then, but having spent many years since learning about the importance of childhood development. “I see even more the value in the work that you do and I am hugely grateful for all that you have taught me over the past seven years. You taught me, right from the start, that the children in your schools are only as happy and emotionally strong as the adults in their care. “That is why you take such great pride in the work you do with your teachers and your parents. You taught me the importance of creating safe and nurturing environments within schools, embracing a holistic view of emotional well-being which permeates through the whole school system. “You also taught me that it's the simplest things that make a difference to children. It’s the quality time that is spent with them. It’s the time you take to listen to them.”

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It is no secret that before Kate met Prince William while they both college students that she had no ties to the British royal family. She actually had a pretty typical life that most of her fans can surely relate to.

The duchess grew up in a close-knit family of five, was active in sports and enjoyed things such as spending time with her family and friends. Even after she began a relationship with the future king, Kate worked in a regular 9-5 job after graduating from college.

So, what exactly did she do? Popsugar reports that she started out with her first job at Jigsaw as an accessories buyer, and from there, she went on to work for her parent’s company, Party Pieces. The duchess showcased her talents as a photographer and marketing director before marrying into one of the most famous families in the entire world.

Meghan outperformed Kate in some royal engagements, according to experts

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Chances are, there is just about nothing that can fully prepare someone to be in the spotlight as part of the royal family. According to International Business Times, Kate’s first speech left a lot of room for improvement, leading experts to believe that Meghan actually outperformed her upon becoming the Duchess of Sussex.

It’s very likely that Kate was nervous, but it almost seemed like she was trying too hard, and it was obvious that she had been coached. Meghan, on the other hand, was used to being in front of people due to her career as an actress and seemed much more comfortable speaking during royal engagements.

Although Kate was very rehearsed and didn’t have much emotion at first, over the years things have definitely changed for the better.