The Surprising Way Meghan Markle Is Helping Kate Middleton Become a Better Royal

There are dozens of articles documenting the alleged feud between the two most popular royal wives, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. Royal fans spend hours analyzing their body language at various events, trying to prove they secretly hate each other. But what if Meghan Markle is actually having a positive effect on the Duchess of Cambridge?

It’s true that these two women will probably never become best friends, even if that’s supposedly what Prince Harry fantasized about. However, there is more than one way they can help each other as they navigate the difficult path of living royal lives.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Frank Molter/picture alliance via Getty Images

Kate Middleton has become more confident in her royal role

This could obviously be a coincidence. But royal fans can’t help but notice that ever since Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton has transformed into a more confident, capable version of herself.

This reinvention could have something to do with Meghan Markle’s influence. The Duchess of Sussex is an outspoken activist who does not shy away from promoting causes she cares about, speaking her mind, and breaking royal protocol when it suits her (within reason). This slightly rebellious side of Meghan Markle may have inspired Kate Middleton to do the same.

The Duchess of Cambridge isn’t the new girl anymore

Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle also had a second positive effect for Kate Middleton — it automatically made her the more veteran royal. While Kate Middleton was treated like an outsider to some extent for years before Markle came along, now Prince Harry’s wife has automatically become the less experienced newcomer. That fact lends Kate Middleton some authority.

This small detail helps Kate Middleton be surer of her actions, which has translated into more confidence. Even if they aren’t the best of pals, Kate Middleton is naturally showing Meghan Markle how to behave as a royal wife. Her years of experience help to make her an excellent teacher.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have different destinies

Of course, there are more differences between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle than there are similarities. The Duchess of Cambridge will rise to the highest office in the land alongside her future king husband, Prince William. Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will remain at the same ranking and probably try to maintain their privacy.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spent a considerable amount of time trying to separate themselves from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The two brothers split royal offices recently and now their charity efforts will be different, too. But no matter how much their paths diverge, royal fans will always think of them as a happy foursome. Or a pair of feuding couples.

The feud is mostly made up

Whether its inferences taken from body language or rumors of secret fights, rumors of a feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have persisted over the past year. However, any animosity these two women have for each other has been set aside in favor of presenting a unified front.

If anything, Meghan Markle is having a good effect on Kate Middleton! They might not be besties, but they can be friendly to each other and use shared experiences as a way to bond and grow.