Kate Middleton Vs. Meghan Markle: Which Duchess Has Better Style?

Kate Middleton Vs. Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle has been the center of attention in the days before and after the royal wedding. She has become an instant fashion icon after her engagement to Prince Harry. Her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, has also been very influential in fashion over the past decade. Although they both play a part in the industry, their styles are very different. We took a look at each of their styles more closely to see how they match up.

Here’s how Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, compare and differentiate in their fashion styles:


Movie Premieres

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Meghan Markle has had her fair share of movie premieres and dressing for the red carpet due to her prior career as an actress. In 2013, Markle arrived on the red carpet for the world premiere of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” She wore a simple, little black dress with strappy heels. This is not one of her outrageous looks, but it was appropriate, safe and cute.

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When does Middleton not look flawless? For the world premiere of “A street Cat Named Bob” back in 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge married in a classy white two-piece. The patterned top and silky skirt had the perfect contrast and elegance. She totally made a statement here. Only Middleton could ever pull this off!

Winner of this round? Our pick: Middleton


Public Appearances

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Markle is known for her risk-taking in the fashion industry. In 2013, Markle showed up to the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th annual “An Enduring Vision” gala wearing a bold statement. She wore a jewel-tone mermaid dress that showed off her curves and shoulders.

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On the other hand, Middleton is best known for her classy style. The Duchess of Cambridge showed up to the Portrait Gala in 2014 wearing this black ball gown with a beautiful diamond necklace. The necklace is clearly the statement here, so without it, the look would probably be a snooze fest.

Winner of this round? Our pick: Markle


Sports Appearances

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Prince Harry and Markle attended the UK team trials in Bath for the 2018 Invictus games in Sydney. Markle showed up in all black with this long camo trench coat. This look is more on the casual side, but she could have amped the look with more of a color pop.

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Even though this is more of a leisure look for Middleton, she still looks timeless. She matched perfectly – from the blazer all the way to her wedge platforms. The navy color really makes her eyes pop out, which is her best asset.

Winner of this round? Our pick: Middleton


Post-Engagement Appearance

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This was Markle’s first time stepping out as Prince Harry’s fiance. The pair announced their engagement as they attended a photo call at Kensington Palace. Markle was seen wearing an emerald dress with a white coat and beige heels. The white coat was a good choice because it brought out her skin tone and made her glow.

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Middleton’s look for her engagement announcement was more on the fancy side than Markle’s. Prince William and Middleton announced their engagement in 2010 in the State Apartments of St James Palace. Middleton wore a royal blue Issa dress with black heels. Her look matched her engagement ring perfectly, but once again she showed up wearing a shade of blue.

Winner this round? Our pick: Markle


The Queen’s Birthday Parade

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Even though Markle looked stunning at this event, she received a lot of backlash for showing her shoulders. People said that she should be covering her skin because she is now a Royal, but she didn’t seem to care. Markle showed up to the Queen’s Birthday Parade in 2018 wearing a light pink dress and matching hat.

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As Markle showed up baring it all (literally), Middleton was more covered wearing a teal long sleeve dress with a matching hat. She really portrayed a true Duchess this day and received much praise for her outfit choice versus Meghan’s.

Winner of this round? Our pick: Middleton


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After comparing the two Duchesses, our overall winner has to be Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge represents the true essence of class, elegance, and beauty. She does have more experience for being a part of the Royal Family than Markle, so we do have to cut her some slack. But all in all, we believe that Middleton has better style. Do you agree with our pick? Let us know in the comment section!

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