Meghan Markle has been winning raves and headlines non-stop for her fashion choices, her feminist speeches, her PDA with Prince Harry and her pregnancy during her first real tour to Australia and the South Pacific. Clearly, the former television actress born in California feels comfortable being a new global superstar.
Meanwhile, her sister-in-law Kate Middleton has returned home to the UK, continuing her more discreet but confident return to her real duties after taking six months of maternity leave after the birth of her third child, Prince Louis . in April.
It turns out that Kate's recent movements may be more consistent than Meghan's in the long term. This is because Kate is married to William, the second in the row of the British throne, while Meghan's new husband, Harry, was transferred to the sixth in the line of succession after Louis was born.
Once William becomes king, Kate becomes Queen Catherine, queen of the official consort, reported Town and Country.
The Duchess of Cambridge is also the mother of at least one other future monarch, Prince George. And it seems that, after seven years of marriage and numerous real appearances, she has been comfortable with this "senior" position, especially with Meghan assuming the role of "princess in training" with her marriage in May with Harry, according to Vanity. Fair
Royal observers added to Vanity Fair that Meghan's arrival in "The Firm" gives four massively popular figures as representatives of the world, just as Queen Elizabeth II enters her half at 90 and Charles supposedly assumes more of the obligations to be the head of the family.
Kate is now "completely real" inside the device, is no longer the "commoner" who has just married the royal family, added Vanity Fair. That is now Meghan's position.
"It's a big turning point," said Susan E. Kelley, owner and publisher of the What Kate Wore blog, to Vanity Fair. "I think this is where Kate gets to make her mark."
In a way, Kate's apparently safer moves since returning to her royal duties show the influence of her new sister-in-law, the Duchess of Sussex. Since she married William in 2011, Kate has been seen as a primordial and appropriate person in what she leads and how she presents herself. For the body of the real press, it has often become "distant" or "haughty".
Meghan's behavior, on the other hand, is more relaxed and realistic, probably reflecting her American education and experience in Hollywood. The former actress and humanitarian of "Suits" certainly knows how to work the press, the cameras and the crowd.
Vanity Fair and other publications noted that Kate's first real departure since returning from maternity leave allowed her to show a more realistic side, as well as her interest in supporting disadvantaged children. He visited the children from the center of the city in a garden and wildlife school in London. Instead of dressing in a modest-length skirt, with her typical bare sneakers and pantyhose, she dressed casually in jeans, a khaki jacket, and leather boots. During her visit, she was photographed leaning to establish links with small children and read them a story.
Kate continued with the photo shoot and showed a rare PDA with William at the wedding of Princess Eugenia on October 12 at Windsor Castle. She let William put his hand on her back at one point, while she rested her hand on the top of her thigh as she watched Eugenie marry Jack Brooksbank in the Chapel of St. George.
Kate Middleton and Prince William were feeling love in Princess Eugenie #Royal wedding! https://t.co/tpwasT5lI2
– ET Canada (@ETCanada) October 12, 2018
Kate also performed in what Vanity Fair called one of the "most avant-garde fashion dresses of her career", an Erdem tweed with an asymmetrical neckline on her shoulder, in an individual presentation on October 10 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Finally, she dazzled last week at a state dinner at Buckingham Palace, wearing an ice blue dress by Alexander McQueen and the tiara of the Knot of the Lover, one of the favorites of the late Princess Diana.
Alexander McQueen's dress was also sleeveless; Kate has not worn many dresses, including evening dresses, that show off her thin arms. Meghan, however, has shown less traditional modesty when it comes to fashion, sometimes getting naked or running out of sleeves, even recently in Australia, where she wore an eco-friendly summer dress with an opening in her upper thigh.
Meghan, along with Harry, also easily abandoned the actual protocol to take off their shoes and join some surfers / mental health advocates on a Sydney beach. Kate, on the other hand, kept her shoes while visiting another Sydney beach in 2014, the Express noted.
"A couple of years ago, you might still see (Kate) a little bit shy," Kelley added to Vanity Fair. "Now, she seems to be in a position to take over, I'm starting to see the person who is going to be the emerging queen."
Kaitlin Menza, co-host of the Royally Obsessed podcast, was added to Vanity Fair. "After that long break, (Kate) has certainly returned with a bang, I think that's what she's trying to convey:" I'm back, baby. "
The real observers put aside any idea of a rivalry between Kensington Palace behind the scenes between Kate and Meghan.
Vanity Fair's royal correspondent, Katie Nicholl, said that Kate is actually "very grateful" to Meghan for having relieved her somewhat of the "relentless scrutiny" that comes from being in the royal family.
"People who say good, are you jealous of Meghan?" She really is not, "said Nicholl.
"Kate is happier in her life now than ever," Nicholl continued. "She has everything she wants, she has William, she has three beautiful children … She's where she always wanted to be."