Which Royal Do Fans Like More: Meghan Markle Or Kate Middleton?

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have a lot in common. They both married into the royal family, they’re both constantly in the spotlight, and they’re both classy women in their 30s. But despite being so much alike, the public has differing opinions on each of them. Which duchess do fans like more — Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton?

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Kate Middleton has been with Prince William for nearly 20 years

Kate first began dating Prince William way back in 2001 when the two were attending college, and they’ve been together ever since. (Well, the two actually broke up briefly in 2007. Will felt that he needed to figure a few things out, and Kate reportedly was very unhappy with the breakup.) However, the two worked everything out and were married in 2011. Kate is very familiar with the public, since she’s been in William’s life for so many years. People are comfortable with her, and she shows poise and class that almost suggests she was born to be a royal.

Meghan Markle is a bit more unconventional than the Duchess of Cambridge

While Kate fits the mold, Meghan doesn’t. Meghan is American, and she’s already been through one divorce. Both things are rare finds among royal family members. Plus, Meghan is very independent and has always spoken out about issues that were important to her. Royal women, through the years, haven’t exactly been vocal about certain social issues. Meghan has challenged those traditions, and people have been a bit wary of her. Plus, her relationship with Harry has moved very quickly, which has left a few wondering about intentions. However, there are plenty of fans who adore her and think that she and Harry are perfect together.

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle appeared to get along at Christmas mass. | Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

When it comes to public opinion, people prefer Kate over Meghan

According to a poll that judged the public opinion of 15 members of the royal family, people tend to favor Kate over Meghan. Kate had an overall 64% positivity rating, while Meghan fell behind at 55%. Insider reported that people described Kate as “a good role model” and “friendly.” Although Meghan was behind Kate, people still described her as “confident” and “charming.” When it comes to the husbands, though, Meghan’s husband is more liked than Kate’s. Prince Harry was the most popular royal on the list with a 77% positivity rating.

Some feel that Meghan can’t be trusted — but one expert says she and Harry are in love

Ever since Meghan and Harry wed, some have felt that there was something about Meghan they couldn’t trust. It could have to do with how quickly things happened between her and Harry, but one body language expert says that based on photos of the couple, they are extremely in love. Meghan and Harry are always holding hands and remain very close to each other during royal outings. They make steady eye contact and walk in step with one another, both of which show they’re very in sync. Despite the reservations the public has, there really isn’t any reason to think Meghan and Harry aren’t genuinely in love.

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