Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle: The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s girlfriend go head to head in the style stakes as the ‘Meg effect’ threatens the ‘Kate effect’
MEGHAN Markle and Kate Middleton are two of the most fashionable women in the public eye, so it’s no surprise the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s girlfriend have gone head to head in the style stakes.
Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge had two very approaches to their first royal engagements, following news they were dating Princess Diana’s sons.
The Suits actress’ outfit choice for her highly anticipated public appearance at the Invictus Games 2017 was very different to Kate Middleton’s look in 2006.
Meghan, 36, caused controversy for wearing a pair of ripped jeans and a white shirt during Prince Harry’s trip to Canada, while Kate has always stuck to conservative looks, hardly ever causing debates with her classic ensembles.
So, how do their styles differ? Firstly, Prince Harry is sixth in line for the throne, while Prince William is second behind Prince Charles, meaning their royal responsibility is completely different.
Speaking about how Kate’s importance in the royal family reflects her style, stylist Lorna Weightman told The Independent: “Typically I think she dresses a bit older than she actually is, I’m sure that’s a lot to do with the circumstances she’s in, which requires her to dress conservatively. She’s sizing herself up for that safe, princess role.”
While Megan prefers a much more laid back look, revealing her top fashion tip is to mess things up a bit, which is the total opposite to Kate’s polished look.
Speaking to Glamour UK magazine, Meghan said: “If your outfit is on point, one thing has to be off for you to look perfect.”
While a source told the MailOnline: “People love her style because it is relaxed, elegant and chic but also quite funky, much more streetwise than the Duchess of Cambridge.”
The other clear difference between the two is the fact Kate made the move to much more expensive designer labels in recent years, ditching her favourite high street numbers from Topshop and Zara, while Meghan loves brands that don’t make her “feel guilty”.
So it’s no surprise the outfit she wore during her first public appearance with Prince Harry sold out shortly after she stepped out in it.
Source: OK CO UK
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