Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton appeared with the rest of the Royal Family on Christmas Day, as is traditional. Meghan Markle wore Victoria Beckham head-to-toe, sporting chic black. The Duchess of Sussex’s Christmas Day ensemble was worth a whopping £5,000. Kate Middleton wore a red look estimated to have cost around £3,000.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s rift rumours have been rumbling on.
But, what did the royal’s outfits say about the two women now?
Melita Latham, a stylist, fashion designer, and owner of luxury travel brand Melita Latham London, revealed how the two women revealed much about their relationship with their style.
She said that Meghan looks “more comfortable in these surroundings than Kate.”
Melita explained: “This year, officially a member of the royal family and with a royal baby on the way, Meghan is completely different to her appearance last year.
“What a contrast to this year. Meghan looks far more comfortable.
“Indeed she appears to be more comfortable in these surroundings than Kate, but then Meghan has spent most of her live under the limelight.”
She revealed that Meghan’s look from the former Spice Girls designer was “perfect”.
“In choosing her VB ensemble, Meghan has succeeded in showing that she can exist as herself within the bubble, but also she has arrived at a rather formal occasion, looking appropriate but also at ease and casual,” Melita said.
“I couldn’t imagine a more perfect outfit.”
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s body language on the day was analysed by an expert.
Following their arrival, body language expert Judi James shared her thoughts on their behaviour – revealing she had picked up on some “emphatic” public displays of affection.
She said: “Back before rumours of rifts had hit the headlines, Kate walked holding her husband’s hand and there was a relaxed-looking but more subtle air of cheeriness about the line-up.
“This year we have the four walking together wearing slightly rigid or forced-looking smiles for the cameras, and Kate walking with a larger spatial gap between herself and her husband in order to imply closeness by moving across towards Meghan.”
How did Kate Middleton become a royal?
Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.
She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.
Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.
Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.
After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.
For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.
Relationship with Prince William
Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.
In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.
The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.
On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.
Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.
Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.