Royal life may look glamorous on the outside, but in fact it is much more difficult than it looks. If you are a member of the royal family, there are certain expectations that you must meet. For those who are born into the family, it is not so difficult. However, if you marry a family, not only your laws evaluate your every move, but the whole world watches you: the pressure to be king can be very overwhelming at times.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, became a pro at navigating royal life. More than Megan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. But many people believe that when it comes to joining the royal family, Middleton had a pretty big advantage over Markle.
Kate Middleton makes royal life look effortless
The Duchess Kate looked natural when it came to royal outings. He always seems confident and in control.
All grands are also expected to support several different charities. This is where Middleton really seems to shine. The Duchess of Cambridge always seems to be genuinely interested in the work she does. So how did you manage to fit into your new role so naturally?
Middleton grew up near Berkshire, England. Her parents both worked for an airline before becoming self-styled millionaires, selling party supplies. Although the Duchess grew up in the upper class, she was still considered "just an ordinary person." However, her ordinary life may have helped her be better able to connect with her fans and other people that she is working.
Was Kate Middleton better prepared for her new life?
Middleton and Prince William began dating in 2003. They first met while they were attending St Andrews University in Scotland. The two were just friends for the first few years, but soon things took a romantic turn between the two and soon the two were vacationing together in a gorgeous ski resort. The couple married in 2011, which was about 10 years after they first met.
According to royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith, since Middleton had already spent so much time with the royal family before marrying Prince William, she had a better understanding of what was expected of her after she became an official family member.
"She knew enough, saw enough, and experienced enough, so she knew very well what responsibilities and requirements
did Kate Middleton have an advantage over Megan Markle? Middleton and Prince William had taken the time to get married. Since they were still young when they met, their relationship was much slower than that of Prince Harry and Duchess Megan.
Prince Harry and Markle have been dating for about two years when they announced they were engaged. They married a year later and the next year met their son Archie.
Although Markle and Prince Harry had been dating for two years, she had not spent so much time with Prince Harry's family. By the time Mark and Prince Harry met, she was in the midst of her career. She had spent most of her time on the other side of the lake, shooting the popular TV show Costumes .
Being from America, she also did not have the same basic knowledge of the royal family as most people in the UK. We're sure she knew some things about them, but we suppose it was still a bit of a culture shock to become a family member, where you're expected to sit a certain way, speak a certain way, act appropriately and properly every minute of the day.
When it came to preparing for the royal family, Middleton may have had a slight advantage over Markle. However, since Duchess Megan was an actress for several years, she was no stranger to spotlights and engaged the audience. And now that she's had some time to get used to royal life, she seems to fit in with the rest of the family.