It’s without a doubt that Meghan Markle Mania has hit Great Britain, and rightly so. A lot of people say that she is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the British royal family and we believe it. Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged, we’ll be seeing much more of her in the coming months. Everyone wants to know who Meghan Markle is and why Prince Harry fell in love with her. After all, they both come from two very separate worlds. He’s a royal and she’s a Hollywood actress who is about to become a princess. Meghan Markle is also absolutely gorgeous, and steals the spotlight wherever she goes.
Yet, if there’s one person who is worried about all of this Meghan Markle Mania, it’s her future sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. Up to this point, the Duchess of Cambridge was the star of the show. And now it looks like she’ll be forced to share the spotlight with Harry’s future wife, whether she likes it or not. One can't help but wonder how Kate feels being outshone by Meghan. And right now it does seem like Meghan has a clear advantage over Kate – she’s great in front of the cameras, she’s well-traveled and well-spoken and she knows exactly what to say in interviews. She is also effortlessly beautiful and stylish. With that being said, here are also 15 reasons and photos that will make Kate intensely jealous of Meghan.
15 She Has Star Power
If there’s one reason why Kate Middleton is incredibly jealous of Meghan Markle, it’s because she’s got star power. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and she knows how to work a red carpet thanks to all of her Hollywood experience. She’s versatile, she’s fun and she’s also intelligent. There’s no awkwardness when it comes to Meghan. And if there’s one thing that we know for certain, she’s definitely not shy, either.
Simply put, Kate Middleton has every reason to be worried about Meghan Markle and it’s mostly because she won’t be the star of the British monarchy anymore. All the attention will be focused on Meghan just because she’s so different than Kate. The Duchess might have a very hard time standing in her shadow, that’s for sure.
14 Her Relationship With Prince Harry
There’s no denying that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are two kids that are deeply in love. You see it in their eyes, you hear it in their words, and you definitely see it in their body language. These two were meant for one another and it’s without a doubt that their marriage will be rooted in love, above all.
Meghan is a huge romantic, too. We can definitely see Kate feeling a tad bit jealous over the new couple. She once said, “At the end of the day, if the guy is going to write the girl a letter, whether it's chicken scratch or scribble or looks like a doctor's note, if he takes the time to put pen to paper and not type something, there's something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about that.”
13 She Doesn’t Care About Fame
Now, this can be up for debate, but according to Meghan Markle herself, she’s not doing all of this for fame. Instead, she wants to take her popularity and change the world by doing more good. She’s also a humanitarian who has traveled all over the world with her multiple charity projects. This is something that Kate has never done, nor does she have it on her resumé. Meghan has already hit the ground running and has made it no secret that she plans to use her new royal title to her advantage.
Meghan once said, “Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are 'famous,' so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine you'll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it.”
12 She’ll Become A Fashion Icon
Up until this point, it was Kate Middleton who was the British royal family’s best dressed member. But not anymore. Now that Meghan has arrived to the scene, she’ll be the one selling out dresses and shoes and accessories faster than you can say, “Prince Harry, marry me!” Plus, there’s just something about her that makes her look so damn good in a power suit, right? She’s got the right body and the right curves for it.
She’s once explained, “I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look. An easy Angeleno uniform, so to speak. But for my role on Suits, I'm dressed in Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Prada almost every day. And therein lies the difference. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes.”
11 She’s Worked Her Way To The Top
Unlike Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle didn’t grow up in a wealthy family. She certainly didn’t have millionaires for parents and she had no one to help her when she tried to get her foot in the door in Hollywood. Instead, she was forced to make ends meet on her own and took odd jobs before hitting it big with the USA network legal drama, Suits. No one has ever helped her to get where she is today.
A lot of people would agree that Meghan is a self-made woman. She put her work in to where she is today and deserves her reward. She once said, “I dream pretty big, but truly had no idea my life could be this awesome. I am the luckiest girl in the world, without question!”
10 She Has A Worldly Perspective
Unlike Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle has always been a traveler. She loves to explore the world and that’s one of the reasons why Prince Harry fell in love with her so quickly. She’s curious, she’s adventurous and she loves to meet new and exciting people and visit places she’s never been. It has helped shape her into the person that she is today.
It’s without a doubt that once Meghan Markle becomes a royal princess, she is going to continue traveling and with Prince Harry by her side, too. For her, this is only the beginning. She’s even said, “Traveling gives you some perspective of what the rest of the world is like. I think that having the courage to step out of the norm is the most important thing.”
9 She Advocates For Change
For the longest time, a lot of royal critics have slammed Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William for being two “work-allergic royals” who only do the bare minimum. As a matter of fact, they have put in the least amount of hours last year compared to the rest of the royal family. It’s almost as if they can’t be bothered. But not Meghan. She wants change and as a matter of fact, she even advocates for it, too. She’s not going to stand there and just smile and wave. She wants to make a difference in other people’s lives.
Meghan once recalled, “When I was 11, I saw this ad for dish soap powder that said, 'Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.' I was so angry. I couldn't understand why it didn't say men as well.”
8 She’s Got Great Style
If there’s one thing that we already know about Meghan Markle, it’s that she loves to take risks. She is no stranger to fashion and more often than not, she’s shown off quite a lot of skin on the cover of magazines and in photoshoots. Of course, that will all change the moment she becomes a royal, though. She’ll be asked to cover up her arms and not wear skirts that are shorter than knee-length. It’ll be a huge adjustment, but one that Meghan will have no problem tackling on her own.
She’s even said, “Some women are able to wake up looking effortlessly chic – as though a bevy of fashion fairies twisted their low-lit locks into a messy chignon while they slept. They choose a frock from their exceptionally curated closet and leave a trail of custom fragrance and perfection in their wake.”
7 She Has Her Own Opinions
If there’s one thing that Meghan Markle is not, it’s quiet. She has her opinions and she’s not afraid to voice them. Before she went public with her relationship with Prince Harry, she had her own blog, was often rather outspoken on social media, and had a thing or two to say about world politics.
And while this is all about to change the moment she becomes Prince Harry’s wife, we have a feeling that she won’t be completely muted. She’s got a mind of her own and she’s not afraid to use it. That’s probably one of the reasons why Prince Harry loves her so much and why she is quickly becoming a more popular figure than the quiet and rather meek Kate Middleton. Meghan is surely going to give Kate a good run for her money.
6 She Doesn’t Need Princess Lessons
Unlike Kate Middleton, it looks like Meghan Markle won’t be taking a full course in princess lessons. Why? Because according to royal insiders, she’s “already a great media performer.” A lot of people think that her “media grace and on-camera affability” are two key qualities that a 21st century royal should have and she already has all those skills.
With that being said, though, there’s no doubt that Meghan Markle will continue to be a girl who knows where her roots belong. Sure, she will no longer be a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be the California girl that we know her to be. Plus, Meghan is the kind of girl who looks like she’s not intimidated by her new royal job. In other words, she’s got this.
5 She’ll Continue To Travel
Not only is Meghan Markle totally excited about her new role and title, but she’s actually excited about her new job and all of the travel perks that come with it. In fact, it looks like she’ll embrace this with more passion and excitement than we’ve ever seen from someone like Kate Middleton. And that’s saying a lot.
Meghan, as we’ve said before, is a huge traveler. She’s ready to visit all corners of the planet the moment she and Harry get married. She said once, “Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world. I love it there. I love Big Sur. It's stunning and you get a therapeutic experience there. The drive up the coast is one of the most beautiful I've ever done. Also, Hong Kong. I could easily live there!”
4 She’s Always Had Life Goals
According to a lot of royal critics, they will say that Kate Middleton’s main goal in life was to marry Prince William. It took her ten long years to do it, but she finally did. Meghan Markle, on the other hand, didn’t have that kind of approach in life. She had other goals. She always wanted to work and make a difference in this world. And that’s one very huge difference between her and Kate.
Meghan once recalled, “I never thought I would become an actress. I always wanted to get into politics, and I moved to Argentina and worked for the U.S. embassy for a bit. It sort of happened upon me when I was home for the holiday – acting, that is – and I stuck with it.”
3 She Hit The Jackpot With Harry
Now, we don’t mean that in the obvious sense (he is a prince after all) but if you compare Prince Harry and Prince Harry, it doesn’t take much to figure out who is the better catch. Prince Harry is the fun brother to be around. He makes you laugh. He’s kind, he’s good with kids, and he treats you like you’re the most important person in the room.
It’s no wonder that Kate used to smile and laugh more whenever she was around Harry, and definitely had more fun with him than with William. Meghan knows this well. She’s said, “Kindness is the number one quality I look for in a man. You can see in how he treats anyone – from a CEO to a housekeeper – and it's a reflection of how nice a guy is. Funniness and confidence come after that... When a guy approaches me, it's fantastic if he can make me laugh.”
2 She’s More Interesting
Because of her background, her family, and her upbringing, a lot of people will say that Meghan Markle is one of the most interesting people the royals have ever seen. She’s different than Princess Diana and she is most definitely nothing like Kate Middleton. She didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth. She’s a hardworking gal who used her Hollywood status to promote herself as a passionate humanitarian who wants to help people in need.
In other words, Meghan is almost the most perfect candidate to be Prince Harry’s future wife. Not only will she steal Kate Middleton’s thunder, but she will become the new star of the British royal family. It will be new and it might be tough, but it definitely won’t be boring.
1 They Love To Hold Hands
Prince Harry has proven time and time again that he’s not your typical royal. He’s broken royal protocol in the past and he’ll definitely do it again. Yes, he takes his role as a member of the British royal family very seriously, but he’s also very comfortable with who he is as a person. That’s why so many people were shocked when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke one very important rule during their first royal engagement together: they held hands!
And we are pretty sure that this is only the beginning. It won’t be long before Prince Harry gives Meghan a peck on the cheek, holds her by her waist, or better yet, declares his love for her from the highest rooftop in London. We don’t see someone like Prince William doing that, right?