Kate Middleton V/S Meghan Markle! The Commoner or the Foreigner, Who Was Better at Leaving Their Mark in the Royal Family?

Kate Middleton V/S Meghan Markle! The Commoner or the Foreigner, Who Was Better at Leaving Their Mark in the Royal Family?

For centuries, women marrying into the House of Windsor have shaped and transformed a dynasty. The choice of princes in choosing their wives has gradually evolved from rich aristocrats to commoners, and then a foreigner. While Prince Harry’s marriage to the American actress, Meghan Markle, defined the Monarchy’s adaptation to modernity, the repercussions were tough for the royal family and the actress. Meanwhile, a girl from middle town England, Kate Middleton, prevailed through decades with pride and dignity. So, who did it better? 

According to an excerpt from Tom Quinn’s latest book, Gilded Youth: An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family, both the daughters-in-law to King Charles are “treated as outsiders by the royal establishment.” Breaking off the core traditions of picking brides from the rich aristocracy, Prince William and Prince Harry chose their life partners, not for the institution but for themselves.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton at Trooping the Colour, 2019
Credits: Imago

However, the royal protocols and practices did not go easy on either of the two brides. For not belonging to the thick blue blood of a royal household, both Middleton and Markle were “treated in a slightly condescending way.” Nevertheless, as claimed by a Palace staff in the book, Kate Middleton bewitched the royals with her charm, whereas Meghan Markle had a tough time feeling “controlled” by the institution. 

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For all we know, while Kate Middleton accepted the challenges hands-on, Meghan Markle tried to break away from them. An insider has even claimed that the massive divide between what we expect of becoming a royal family and the reality apparently disappointed the Suits actress. 

How was Kate Middleton better than Meghan Markle?

The Duchess of Cambridge, as per the book, was much better at dealing with everything that came along with being a Princess. She did not have “Meghan’s messianic tendencies”, claimed the insiders. Be it tabloid culture, strict royal protocols, countless engagements, or the many challenges at every stage of life, Kate Middleton had always had an upper hand in handling her duties. 

Credits: Imago

Meanwhile, as things went extremely south for the Sussexes, the youngest of King Charles had to get his hands off the monarchy. What they call the infamous Megxit marked the beginning of an endless feud between the Windsors. The renunciation in itself was also a big deal as it marked the upstaging of a royal in higher ranks to those who left in the royal crackdown.

What are your opinions on the matter? Who do you think came out with the better way to thrive in the British Monarchy? Let us know in the comments below. 

One thought on “Kate Middleton V/S Meghan Markle! The Commoner or the Foreigner, Who Was Better at Leaving Their Mark in the Royal Family?

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    Christine Tatom
    March 10, 2023 at 6:51 am

    Meghag,always had been a 3rd rate C class actress. She’s won Harry so she could live a glamorous life in a palace with servants waiting on her hand and foot. That quickly went to her head and became bridezilla… Bitchy and bossy.. Now he’s won his freedom, at the expense of his Father and brother, which he claims to love. Poor little children are caught in the middle 😢 I hope they are allowed to return to the Monarchy when they understand what they missed out on. All in the name of GREED… Makes me sick 😫

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