Queen is 'very fond' of Kate Middleton as she possesses certain qualities which Meghan Markle lacks, claims royal expert
According to a royal expert, the Queen loves Kate for a few fantastic qualities she has which even Meghan lacks. She had hoped to see these qualities in her sons' wives earlier
It looks like Kate Middleton may have a bit of the upper hand when it comes to certain qualities and traits and the Queen reportedly loves Kate for it. However, Kate's sister-in-law Meghan Markle seems to lack those qualities. After giving birth to her third child Prince Louis in Spring, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has resumed her royal duties and engagements.
She is currently gearing up for Christmas along with the Queen at Sandringham while Meghan is preparing for her second Christmas as a royal after marrying Prince Harry in May. Since Meghan's entry into the royal family, comparisons between her and Kate have become inevitable.
As reported by The Express, according to royal reporter Ashley Pearson, the Queen sees certain qualities in Kate which Meghan lacks. In the Amazon Prime documentary 'William & Kate: The Journey', she reveals all the reasons why the Queen is "very fond" of Kate. Pearson shared, "She likes her middle-class values. She likes that she’s close to her family. Kate has never tried to garner extra attention for herself. There’s nothing flashy or showy."
This observation shows that Kate is very different from Meghan who has a lot of problems with her family which has often made headlines. Thomas Markle and Samantha Markle's constant outbursts in the media regarding the royal family, Meghan and Prince Harry have sort of become a source of embarrassment for them. Then, Meghan is also a lot more daring with her sartorial choices and is used to being a public figure and so, does well in the spotlight. Pearson also claims that the Queen would have loved to see some of Kate's characteristics in her son's wives, Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson.
"Kate toes the company line all the time, and that’s something that Queen Elizabeth very much wanted from Diana – which didn’t happen," Pearson added. "She wanted [it] from Sarah Ferguson – which didn’t happen." She also indicated that Kate is a "special favorite" of the Queen because of the way she constantly supports the family.
Earlier on in the documentary, it was shown that the Queen reportedly encouraged the long courtship between Prince William and Kate Middleton in order for Kate to get an understanding of what it's like to be a part of the royal family before she got married. When it came to Meghan, previous reports claimed that the Queen herself was taking the time out to teach the new royal the ways of the family.
These recent claims come shortly after it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving away from Prince William and Kate Middleton and are leaving the Kensington Palace. It seems the two couples known as the 'Fab Four' were very close in the start but happened to have drifted away and are taking separate paths. There are many rumors suggesting that Kate and Meghan don't really get along. The palace, meanwhile, has tried to clear the air on this matter and announced the move was being done out of a need for privacy for Meghan who is pregnant.