The fact that Prince William and Prince Harry married common women might be a coincidence or fate, but they are both completely different in several ways, and that is why people are so fascinated with the new royal couple. However, everyone keeps comparing Kate and Meghan, so the following article explores their many differences.
1. Fashion sense
Both Duchesses have proven that their fashion game is on point, as everything they wear tends to become popular on the internet, but it is not that similar. Kate Middleton is always very composed, refined and her choices are still meticulous. Furthermore, her favorite designers are Alexander McQueen, Erdem, and Emilia Wickstead.
On the other hand, Meghan is a bit more sensual and daring when it comes to her outfits. After marrying Harry, she styled has a become a bit more conservative, but she has tried to keep her sense of style, using bare legs and even lace-up stilettos. She has been seen in Barbour jackets and Hunter boots, and sometimes, she channels the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate Middleton was born in Berkshire, England, and her family had a very close bond. Carole and Michael Middleton started an online party supply business called Party Pieces, which made them millionaires, but Meghan had a completely different life. Her mother is African-American, her father had Irish and Dutch descent, but he was raised in California.
They got divorced when Markle was a young girl. Thomas Markle is a famous lighting director who worked on General Hospital and Married with Children, and that is how she got into acting. Nowadays, we have seen a lot of her mother, but her Thomas is a bit of an outsider who lives in Mexico.
The Duchess of Cambridge went to St. Andrews in Scotland, just like Prince William, and the couple met there and fell in love. She studied history and art. Meanwhile, Meghan Markle went to Northwestern University to study theater and international relations, and she was in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority chapter of that school.
The public got to know Kate’s sister, Pippa, very well. They are best friends, and the society scribe Wisteria Sisters once called them "highly decorative, terribly fragrant, and with a ferocious ability to climb." Pippa was Kate’s maid of honor on her wedding to William, but on Pippa’s wedding, Kate decided to supervise the pageboys and flower girls instead of drawing attention to herself.
Meanwhile, Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, is currently writing a book, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister. Despite not growing up in the same household, the book all about growing up with Meghan, but with the drama surrounding Thomas Markle, Samantha, and Meghan’s half-brother were not invited to the wedding.
Kate Middleton has actively supported many organizations since her marriage to William, such as The Art Room, London’s National Portrait Gallery, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice and Action on Addiction. Furthermore, she started a charity last year with her husband and Prince Harry to stop the taboo surrounding mental illnesses.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex has always been a feminist and was named global ambassador for World Vision and worked with the United Nations to support women. However, now that she has married Harry, she has to give up all those efforts, and she will probably work with her husband on his charities and those appropriate for royal ladies.
6. Camera ready
Markle was an actress, so she knows everything about being on the spotlight. Her role in Suits gave her a ton of popularity, but she left the series to marry Prince Harry, though her experience will never go away. Kate had to learn how to control her image in front of cameras, and everything she says is usually scripted. After seven years, she has become a pro.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been photographed with Lupo, a cocker spaniel which was gifted to the royal couple by her brother James after their nuptials. Meanwhile, Meghan has two rescue dogs back in Los Angeles, which she adopted from animals shelters; Guy, a beagle, and Bogart, a shepherd-lab mix. Unfortunately, due to Bogart’s age, she had to leave him behind.
8. Past relationships
Kate Middleton did not have many long-term relationships before she started dating William. She dated Rupert Finch in St. Andrews for less than six months before she met the prince, and then, she dated William for seven years before he finally got down on one knee to propose. The British press even nicknamed her “Waity Kaity”.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex was married to Hollywood producer, Trevor Engelson. They met in 2004 and got engaged in 2010. They walked down the aisle in 2011 in Jamaica but got divorced in 2013. Divorce is always heartbreaking, but in this case, everyone would agree that Meghan was destined for Prince Harry.
The Duchess of Cambridge is very close to her mother and sister, as they are the people she sees when she is not caring for her children. Kate remains friends with her former college friends, but she has not been seen with them, which is pretty typical when adults grow up and make their own families, and when you are part of the royal family.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex has many friends from her days as a Hollywood star such as Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra, who attended her wedding in May. Furthermore, Amal and George Clooney were also seen at the royal wedding, as they met Meghan when she moved to London full time.
10. Social media
Kate Middleton can only be seen on social media in the official accounts of Kensington Palace, while Meghan had an active internet life. She had a personal blog titled The Tig, which she closed in April, and her Instagram account had tons of pictures. Sadly, as part of the royal rules, she had to shut down all social media once she agreed to marry Prince Harry.
Their backgrounds, their experiences and almost everything about them is entirely different. However, it is clear that both women have been significant influences for their husband, though Harry and Meghan are just starting. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who are obsessed with the royal family. See you next time!
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