A new survey has recently been released that reveals who the most popular members of the royal family are, and the results are somewhat surprising. Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William and the future Queen, is consistently ranked as one of the public's favorite royalty. Meanwhile, Meghan Markle, former actress and wife Harry, has always struggled with his public image.
Still, the latest survey reveals that Middleton and Markle are quite close in popularity. Middleton ranks as the fourth most popular royal and Markle as the sixth most popular, with several places behind his sister-in-law. Read on to determine if their public popularity marks Markle and Middleton in battle within the family circle and how the two duchesses really know each other.
Are Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton feuded?
When Markle married Prince Harry in May 2018, everything seemed to be well within the royal family. The sweet image of Prince Charles walking Markle down the hall to meet Prince Harry at the altar seemed to mean that the royal were delighted to welcome Markle in their midst. Still, not long after the wedding, rumors began of a bitter feud between Markle and Middleton.
Sources claimed that Markle and Middleton's personalities collided and that Middleton took issue with Markle's "dive-like" behavior. Rumors got even higher when Markle and Prince Harry separated their household from Prince William and Middleton. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their own private residence and raised it with millions of dollars in environmentally friendly renovations. The media seemed determined to portray Markle and Middleton no matter what happened.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are doing pretty well
The reality of the feud is that there is no evidence supporting bad blood between Markle and Middleton. In fact, many sources say that it is completely composed and that the media only likes to paint successful women that they cannot get along with. Markle and Middleton have a lot in common, even though they grow up in completely different circumstances: Middleton in upper class England and Markle in California. Nevertheless, all signs point to the fact that they actually fit quite well.
According to the latest reports, Markle and Middleton have grown much closer since Markle's wedding, and they even text each other quite often. They have even been discovered together, most recently at a Wimbledon match, laughing and clearly enjoying each other's company. It seems likely that Markle is asking Middleton for advice on parenting since she is a new mom and Middleton has three own young children growing up while still navigating the press lights.
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This morning, the Duke and Duchess were baptized by Sussex's son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in the private chapel at Windsor Castle during an intimate service which was recognized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with the public who have been extremely supportive since their son was born. They thank you for your kindness as you welcomed their firstborn and celebrate this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have had this day with the family and the sponsors of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptized with the handmade copy of the royal baptismal dress worn by royal infants for the past 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her oldest daughter. It was then fought for generations of royal baptisms, including the Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when the Queen ordered this handmade copy, in order to preserve the fragile historical costume and to continue the tradition. Photo credit: Chris Allerton © ️SussexRoyal