Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle come from two very different worlds but soon enough they are going to be spending a lot of time with one another. That’s because the moment Meghan marries Prince Harry, she’s going to become Kate’s royal sister-in-law. And as a result, Kate is going to have to learn how to share the spotlight with her, whether she wants to or not.
As a matter of fact, Meghan Markle Mania has already hit Great Britain with full force. Everyone wants to know more about this television actress and why she’s so special. Prince Harry could have easily married any woman in the world, yet he chose a Hollywood actress that no one has ever even heard of before their royal romance. And now that Meghan Markle is a household name, royal fans just can’t get enough of her.
With that being said, here are 15 photos of both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. The two women don’t know much about each other but they are doing to soon enough share their lives with one another. It will be interesting to see how Meghan will adjust to royal life and just how much Kate is going to like her. Check out our photos below and let us know what you think!
15 Is Kate Jealous Of Her Romance With Harry?
A lot of people believe there is a strong possibility that Kate Middleton might be jealous of Meghan Markle’s romance with Prince Harry. After all, there’s no denying that the two are madly in love. Before Meghan was in the picture, Kate loved her very close relationship with her brother-in-law. There was no denying that he was the one person in the family who knew how to make Kate laugh and giggle during most public engagements.
But now that is all going to chance with Meghan being one step closer to marrying Harry. If Kate continues to laugh and giggle in public with Harry, she will just look like she’s flirting with her brother-in-law. And clearly, Meghan doesn’t want to see that. Kate will have to learn to back off.
14 Their Engagement Photo Call
There’s no doubting that you can see the sparks flying between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They are madly in love and they want the entire world to see it. Prince Harry also made a bold move by holding Meghan’s hand in public, which is against royal protocol. But Harry doesn’t care. He’s going to do things his way, regardless of what people have to say about it.
In comparison, a lot of people say that Prince William and Kate Middleton looked stiff, rigid and quite uncomfortable with one another during their royal photo call. You can’t fake happiness no matter how hard you try. And Meghan knows that. That’s why she looked completely at ease with Harry when they announced their engagement. You could definitely see the love and happiness in their eyes.
13 Long Hair, Don’t Care
If there’s one thing that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have in common, it’s the fact that they are both beautiful brunettes. They both have gorgeous, thick dark hair that will hopefully be passed down to their children (unfortunately you can’t say the same thing about Prince Harry and definitely not about Prince William). They know that good hair is important and that’s why they are always keen on showing off their perfect blowouts wherever they go.
Plus, whenever Kate Middleton gets a hair cut, it makes front-page news. Even a few inches off is a big deal for a lot of her fans. And by the time Meghan Markle becomes a princess, it will be the same thing. Even a small change like getting bangs or subtle highlights will become breaking news.
12 Will They Be Best Friends?
Time will only tell if Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are going to be best friends or if they are going to be icy sister-in-laws. It will be one or the other, that’s for sure. But at the same time, Kate is going to have to learn how to share the spotlight with Meghan. It’s going to be tough, considering the fact that Kate has been the shining star of the royal family up until this point.
Of course, there’s a good chance that Kate might approach this situation very delicately. She doesn't want to come off as arrogant or jealous. Plus, it takes a long time before Kate feels comfortable with someone. She’s once said, “Well I think if you really go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well, you go through the good times, you go through the bad times. You know both personally, but also within a relationship as well.”
11 Differing Personalities
But at the same time, there’s no denying that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are two very different people. They also come from different worlds. Kate was practically born a royal, even though she wasn’t. She comes from a very wealthy family. Meghan, on the other hand, was born and raised in Los Angeles and had a very middle-class childhood.
Still, according to Kate, she views people by how they act, not by where they come from. As long as Meghan is nice, there’s a chance that the two women will get along and behind closed doors, too. She’s even said, “My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.”
10 Family And Support
Speaking of family and support, it’s safe to say that Kate has an advantage over Meghan in this category. Kate is very close with her mother Carole Middleton, her father Michael and her two siblings Pippa and James. Meghan isn’t so lucky. She’s only got her mother Doria to lean on. As a matter of fact, Meghan doesn’t talk to her half siblings and she hasn’t seen her father in years.
For Kate, her family is very important to her. She leans on them when she needs them the most. She’s even said, “When I was growing up, I was very lucky. My family was the most important thing to me. They provided me with somewhere safe to grow and learn, and I know I was fortunate not to have been confronted by serious adversity at a young age.”
9 Style Matters
Up until this point, Kate Middleton has been the most fashionable member of the British royal family in the last decade (we won’t say in the last century because that title of course belongs to the late Princess Diana). Although it’s a safe bet that Meghan Markle is going to chance that. In fact, Meghan is going to give Kate a good run for her money when it comes to her fashion and accessory choices.
Meghan has always been more daring in her style. That, and she is one person who knows how to work a red carpet. She also knows the right way to pose in front of a camera. After all, she’s been in Hollywood for several years now. Kate is definitely going to look like an amateur standing next to someone like Meghan Markle. Watch this space.
8 Meghan’s Got More Confidence
A lot of royal critics have even said that Meghan Markle has more in her pinky finger self-confidence than Kate Middleton altogether. It shows by the way she walks, she talks and she poses in front of the camera. Meghan is a natural while Kate is still trying to find her grove in public. Sure, she’s been a royal for well over six years now, but she often looks very awkward during her royal engagements and public appearances. Plus, a lot of people have said in the past that Kate has awful posture, which for a princess, is quite troubling. Unlike Meghan Markle, she doesn’t stand up very straight.
With her high self-esteem, it will only be a matter of time before Meghan turns all the cameras on her. Right, guys?
7 Meghan Wants To Stay True To Herself
Meghan is about to embark on one of the biggest transformations of her life, but at the same time she wants to stay true to herself. Even though she’s going to become a royal, that doesn’t mean that she’s going to change the person that she already is. She’s going to work hard to help make the world a better place but at the same time she’s not going to forget where she came from. Her new home will be London, but Meghan will always be a California girl.
Meghan explained, "We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people's perception. Nothing about me changed. I'm still the same person that I am, and I've never defined myself by my relationship."
6 Meghan Is More Media Savvy
There’s a lot of people that have been saying that Meghan is definitely more media savvy than Kate. While Kate has problems saying the right things at the right times (and might be the reason why she keeps quiet altogether), Meghan is not like that at all. As a Hollywood star, she’s been practicing for her new royal role all her life.
Speaking about her public relationship with Harry, she’s said, "It has its challenges, and it comes in waves — some days it can feel more challenging than others. And right out of the gate it was surprising the way things changed. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend's support. I don't read any press. I haven't even read press for Suits. The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise."
5 It Didn’t Take Long For Harry To Fall In Love
It took Prince William ten whole years before he finally settled and tied the knot with Kate Middleton. They broke up only to get back together several times. With Harry and Meghan, that wasn’t the case at all. It didn’t take Harry very long to realize that Meghan was the one for him. That’s why he put a ring on it, and fast, too!
He’s said, "We had two dates in London last July, and it was I think about three, maybe four weeks later that I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana, and we camped out with each other under the stars. The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly is confirmation to me that all the stars are aligned."
4 Meghan Is More Of A Feminist
Now, we know that Meghan Markle is more outspoken and that she knows what to say in front of the cameras way better than Kate Middleton. But what many people don’t know is that Meghan is also a feminist. Just like Princess Diana, she has some very strong opinions and views and she’s not afraid to share them, either. For Meghan, women’s issues are very important and she’s been vocal about them during her years in Hollywood.
She’s said in the past, "You don't have to play dress up to be a feminist. You are a feminist exactly the way you are. You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women. There's no uniform for feminism; You are a feminist exactly the way you are.”
3 Meghan’s Acting Ability
With all of that being said, it will be interesting how Kate Middleton will react each and every time the public reacts favorably more to Meghan than to the Duchess. It will only be a matter of time before we see Kate wincing when the crowd goes crazy to see Meghan and not her.
While some people think that Kate Middleton should take this opportunity to learn a thing or two about how to work a crowd the way Meghan Markle does, others think Kate will be doing herself more harm than good. She won’t let Meghan kick her out of the spotlight and she surely won’t be standing in her shadow. It’s going to be a fight for attention, with Kate ultimately losing. After all, Meghan is an actress. This will be the biggest role of her life yet.
2 Meghan Is More Goal Oriented
A lot of people will say that Kate Middleton’s one and only goal in life was to marry Prince William. It took her ten years to do it, but she ultimately did it. Meghan is not that kind of woman. While Kate is very educated herself, Meghan worked her way to the top without getting help from anyone. She went to one of the best universities in the country, Northwestern, and she began her Hollywood career without any insider help either. The girl is more career and goal oriented and she knows how to work for it.
If there’s one thing that Kate Middleton should be worried about, it’s Meghan’s American work ethic. She’s already hit the ground with her boots running and there won’t be any stopping her once she becomes a princess. She’ll leave Kate in her tracks.
1 Meghan Will Be A Different Kind Of Mother
While there’s no doubting that Kate Middleton is a very good mother, Meghan will be a very different one. Sure, she will be giving birth to future royals, but she’s going to be an American mom in Buckingham Palace. Her kids might have an American accent or they might be more up front and center than Prince William and Kate Midldeton’s tots. That’s mostly because everyone is going to want to see just how Harry and Meghan’s kids are going to look like. And what kind of parents Harry and Meghan are going to be, too.
Harry has already proven himself to be great with kids. Meghan has shown off her motherly instincts, too. With these two getting married very soon, it will only be a matter of time before Meghan Markle announces her pregnancy. We absolutely can’t wait! Bring on the Harry babies!
Sources: express.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, metro.co.uk, thesun.co.uk, xpose.ie, rte.ie