Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have DIFFERENT royal roles to Will and Kate for THIS reason

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have DIFFERENT royal roles to Will and Kate for THIS reason

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry returned from their 16-day Australasia tour this week and after a successful trip, the pair is likely to undertake considerably “different” royal duties than to that of William and Kate, according to royal commentator Claudia Joseph.

Prince Harry, 34, has now returned from his trip with Meghan Markle, 37, where the couple explored Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The Duke and Duchess kicked off their royal tour in Sydney on October 15 by announcing they are expecting their first child.

Royal commentator Claudia Joseph believes the success of the tour now means Meghan and Harry will follow “different paths” than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who will remain touring Britain, rather than the Commonwealth.

Ms Joseph told Sky News: “I think this trip really showed the different paths they are going to take.

I think this trip really showed the different paths they are going to take

Claudia Joseph

“I think we are going to see more and more of William and Kate as ‘team GB’, for obvious reasons, and Harry and Meghan, I think, will be ‘team Commonwealth’.

“I think they will do a lot of touring. They have a natural affinity with people.

“They are both very bubbly and very relaxed and I think that is what is going to happen.”

The royal expert also referred to a moment on the tour when Harry and Meghan broke protocol and took their shoes and socks off to walk along Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach.

Ms Joseph warned Harry and Meghan could take it “too far” and be seen across the globe as celebrities rather than royalty.

She said: “William and Kate have been spotted with their socks off as well. And Camilla also walked along Bondi Beach in her tights. She didn’t have bare feet but I think there isn’t quite the protocol that everybody thinks.

“But equally I think Harry and Meghan, especially, and to a certain extent William and Kate, they do want to behave like us.

“And they do want to be normal as much as they possibly can.

“Whether they will take that too far and become so accessible that they take away from the mystique of royalty which I think the Queen has done so well is the fact that she doesn’t talk about herself.

You don’t see what is going on and the inner workings behind the scene. And the more accessible that they are, perhaps the more they will be treated like filmstars.

“I mean, we have seen that with the photographs in the south of France of Kate sunbathing.”

The comments follow a new study which finds that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is the most influential Royal in the United States in terms of her style.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to face different paths than Will and Kate Image GETTY
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to face different paths than Will and Kate Image GETTY

UK consulting firm Brand Finance surveyed 1,515 Americans across the country to gauge their feelings towards the British Royal Family.

Brand Finance director Alex Haigh said in the report: “The monarchy is one of the most defining features of Brand Britain, and the Royal impact on the desirability of British luxury brands cannot be overstated.

“Endorsement by any Royal, but particularly the Duchesses, is like the mythical golden touch and can transform a brand’s performance overnight.”

But Mr Haigh’s data also showed both Duchesses are highly influential in the US.

The research cites the “Kate Middleton effect” as a key reason for the Duchess of Cambridge’s continuing fashion influence over American shoppers and those who follow her style.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK