Meghan Markle is the “antithesis” of Kate Middleton, who is “in it for the long game,” according to royal commentator Sarah Vine.
While appearing on Mail+’s Palace Confidential, Vine said that unlike Meghan, Kate is “all about show and not tell.”
“She is the antithesis of Meghan. There are echoes of Philip in Kate,” Vine said. “She is in it for the long game, she does not expect any immediate reward.”
Vine went on to talk about all the work that Kate has done behind the scenes over the past decade to get her to where she is today.
“She has very slowly but surely built up her reputation – not just with the family, I think, but also with the public,” Vine explained of Kate. “And she is all about the duty and all about the family and trying to do what’s best for everybody.”
Not stopping there, the royal expert said that Kate’s attitude is starkly different from that of Meghan, a former Hollywood star.
“I think it contrasts so starkly with this sort of ‘me me me’ thing that Harry and Meghan have got going on, where everything is about their emotions, all of the time,” Vine said. “I don’t know what Kate’s emotions are, I don’t need to know what Kate’s emotions are.
“She is very good – she sort of shows just enough to show that she is human and a normal person, relatively speaking, but then she maintains this,” the commentator added. “I think she is quite good at managing that dynamic between being a public persona and being a real person, a mother with three kids who likes to take photographs.”
“She is all about show and not tell,” Vine concluded. “She has really put in the work and I think that is starting to really pay off now.”
This comes one month after Meghan and her husband Prince Harry’s explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they made a series of shocking claims against the royal family. One of the most surprising moments came when Meghan revealed that it was Kate who made her cry in the lead-up to her 2018 wedding, rather than it being the other way around, which is what was reported in the press.