Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are often pitted against each other. However, the Duchess of Sussex was more popular at some point than the future queen consort, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate Middleton No As Popular As Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were expected to be best friends when the latter joined the royal family, because their husbands Prince William and Prince Harry, were very close. However, the public comparing them non-stop made it difficult for them to be close. Also, reports have it that their husbands had a falling-out when the Duke of Sussex married Markle.
At present, the Cambridges and Sussexes are living different lives. They have been away from each other after Prince Harry and Markle moved to Los Angeles.
Daily Columnist Amanda Platell shared her commentary about the two duchesses to BBC’s media editor and Radio 4 host Amol Rajan in the documentary The Princes And The Press. In the documentary, they discussed about her 2017 column "Can Kate cope with Meghan mania?"
"Kate never had crowds screaming at her," she said per Express. "I remember one of Meghan's first events was done at Brixton at a radio station. It was like a rock star had arrived and wouldn’t you just be a little bit human to think, ‘What about me?’"
Kate Middleton More Liked As Meghan Markle's Popularity Continues To Drop
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's popularity has plummeted after they decided to step back from their royal duties and moved to the United States. Following the wake of their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, their approval rating already dropped.
According to YouGov's poll, Prince Harry's popularity rating fell by nine points from 43 percent in April to 34 percent in September. Markle also suffered the same.
The Duchess of Sussex's popularity has continued to drop. In March, her popularity was 30 percent, it dropped to 29 percent and further dropped by three points to 26 percent in September, NZ Herald reported.
Forbes columnist Guy Martin said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's popularity dropped because of their "wheel-spinning" engagements.
"The spike downwards for Harry is partly a result of the couple’s flailing in all sorts of — admittedly admirable, charitable — directions at once, their engagement in mental health initiatives, pandemic relief, child welfare, among others, across a wide variety of platform," Martin said. "In a word, there’s a tremendous amount of wheel-spinning required to get all these well-meant initiatives off the ground, as there would naturally be. But: Things are a bit helter-skelter."