There is one MAJOR difference between Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle

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Princess Diana, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The One Big Difference Between Meghan Markle’s Style and Kate Middleton’s

One has been a part of royal circles for most of her adult life. The other is just getting warmed up. But there is no question that when it comes to Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, both women have already made a significant impact on the fashion world.

Much like Kate, the Suits star already has numerous fashion blogs closely tracking her every outfit — and many of the pieces she recently wore to Prince Harry‘s Invictus Games have already sold out.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle Photo (C) SAMIR HUSSEIN, WIREIMAGE, NICHOLAS HUNT, GETTY
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle Photo (C) SAMIR HUSSEIN, WIREIMAGE, NICHOLAS HUNT, GETTY

“Meghan has all the makings of a princess,” says Tatler style editor Sophie Goodwin.

The two potential sisters-in-law, who are close in age — Meghan is 36, Kate 35 — call to mind another famous royal sisterhood: that of Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson, a friendship that captured the public imagination when Ferguson wed Prince Andrew in 1986. The two famously bonded as young royal wives, but despite Fergie’s efforts (she lost weight and commissioned several outfits from the chic Paris fashion house YSL), she was never able to compete with the glamorous and effortlessly elegant Diana.

Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“Diana was such a massive fashion icon,” says royal photographer Mark Stewart. Fergie, meanwhile, “tried all the top designers, but she was always being compared to Diana.”

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) with Sarah Ferguson at the Guard's Polo Club, Windsor, June 1983. The Princess is wearing a jumper with a sheep motif from the London shop, Warm And Wonderful. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997) with Sarah Ferguson at the Guard’s Polo Club, Windsor, June 1983. The Princess is wearing a jumper with a sheep motif from the London shop, Warm And Wonderful. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

Known to favor a more low-key look than Kate, Markle’s clearest style inspiration hails from the chic streets of Paris — in particular, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt. Markle has called the fashion-forward Alt her “spirit animal” and revealed in an interview that her top fashion tip is to messy things up a little — the opposite of Kate’s ultra-polished style ethos. “If your outfit is on point, one thing has to be off for you to look perfect,” she told U.K’s Glamour.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

A decade older than Fergie was when she entered the royal spotlight — and with a well-established career to her credit — Meghan is also at a very different point in her life than the royal partners who have come before her.

Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Says Goodwin: “Meghan is a natural, and 
her personality shines through.”

Source: PEOPLE COM

Tags: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, British Royals, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

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