The Way Meghan Markle And Kate Middleton's Relationships Really Are
The former actress, Meghan Markle, officially joined the British royal family on May 19, 2018, and she gained Kate Middleton as a sister-in-law, though her wedding made people forget about Kate’s own in 2011. However, the girls developed a bond during the days of Markle and Harry’s engagement, and they have been spotted at several events since then.
But we have to wonder if they are really close or not. Maybe becoming royal after being born as a regular citizen was something they could talk about, and they probably have lots of things in common like their fashion sense. In any case, we will be studying the relationship between Kate and Meghan, hoping to decipher their connection, and we hope you enjoy.
1. Gathering together in secret
As an actress, Meghan is probably used to being hounded by the paparazzi, so she already knows how to be sneaky to avoid them, but it could still be a hassle. However, the newlywed couple is neighbors with Prince William and Kate, so there is no need for disguises or anything like we see in princess movies, although it’s cool to think about it.
During an interview with the BBC, the couple talked about making plans with Harry’s brother and his wife, and how they were great to Markle from the very beginning, welcoming her to the family without a second thought. They clearly knew what it felt to be an outsider marrying into such a prominent family, so that is great.
2. Meghan is close with Pippa Middleton
Anyone who knows details about the royal family also knows that Kate’s best friend is her sister, Pippa, and allegedly, since Meghan and Kate are getting along extraordinarily, the former actress is also close with her sibling. She was even seen partying with Pippa on her wedding on May 20, 2017. According to US Weekly, it was Markle’s first royal event.
It was the first sign that the Prince was really serious about their relationship, mainly because it seemed like the actress would not be able to attend, and Prince Harry drove more than 100 miles to bring her to the party. She needed to go to an official even like that before jumping into an even more significant commitment with her boyfriend.
3. A photo became a family tradition
Late last year, the couple announced their engagement, so December 2017 was huge for Meghan as she spent her first holiday with her soon-to-be husband and his family. A source told US Weekly, “Given that Meghan doesn't have family in the U.K., it's only right that she spends Christmas with Harry. Harry asked the queen for permission last month, and she is delighted to have Harry bring his fiancée.”
The former actress joined in all the family traditions and was able to bond with Kate while they stayed in their home. This was just the first year with her family, now she is expecting a kid and is blissfully married, so the holidays with the Royals are going to seem like a fairy tale for Meghan, and we hope they always are.
4. Kate has been through this before
While Meghan understands what being a public figure is like, we are sure that she was not prepared for what becoming royalty entailed. Kate has been through that and had it much worse because she was not famous. According to Hollywood Life, "Kate has taken Meghan under her wing and has offered her support and the promise of plenty of advice to help her adjust to her new life.”
5. Their fashion differences
We have all seen how Meghan and Kate differ in terms of fashion, and Kate, being a true British woman, has a more traditional look than her sister-in-law. Markle, an American and a former Hollywood celebrity, has naturally developed a modern sense of style, but both of them look gorgeous at every event, and their clothes cause something in the public dubbed “The Duchess Effect”.
Everything that Kate has ever worn immediately sold out at the store, and Meghan is causing the same effect on the people of England, though they are calling it “The Meghan Effect”, but it is the same thing. For example, one coat from the clothing brand Line was so sought-after that people crashed its website, according to Business Insider.
6. No topless sunbathing
Sadly, in 2012, photos of the Duchess of Cambridge were leaked to the public when she was sunbathing topless. They sued the French magazine, Closer, receiving more than $100,000 in compensation. Therefore, Kate has learned the hard way that there are many things she can no longer do now that she is royal, and Meghan has probably learned that lesson too.
7. Kate was not Meghan’s bridesmaid
Royal protocol actually dictates that the bridesmaids are never adults, according to Marlene Koenig with Town Country, "Most royal brides do not have adult bridesmaids. It would be unusual for a royal bride to have a woman in her late 30s as a maid or matron of honor. The Duchess of Cambridge having her sister, Pippa, was unusual." Meghan's wedding party had ten kids instead, including George and Charlotte.
8. Are they able to get close?
There are many difference between them that could prevent them from becoming close. According to Business Insider, William and Kate met at school, while Harry and Meghan met in their 30s. Markle is a divorcee while Prince William is Kate’s first husband, and we know that Middleton has never been into acting as her new sister-in-law.
Therefore, it is hard to believe that they could form a real bond; however, we know that opposites have a way of attracting each other, and their differences could bring them together in the end. Both ladies have the same age, so if they bond during events, it could really happen. They will probably have a lot in common once the new baby arrives too.
9. Speaking of their kids
Kensington Palace announced Meghan Markle’s pregnancy on October 15, 2018, though there had been rumors a few weeks earlier. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent their congratulations to the couple on this exciting news; according to The Telegraph, William and Kate were delighted for them. Now, George, Charlotte, and Louis will welcome a cousin.
It’s very likely that the Duchess of Sussex will go to her sister-in-law for advice on delivering a royal baby, and maybe even assistance on looking her best when the baby is born because she has to pose in front of cameras looking gorgeous right after leaving the hospital. Furthermore, we anticipate many birthdays in the horizons.
Kate and Meghan will have many opportunities in the future to bond. They probably did not have that much in common at first, but now it is clear that they are in similar situations, so we anticipate their relationship growing beautifully. We would like to see your opinion in the comments below, and please share this article with everyone you know that loves the royal family.