Princess Kate is a “better actor” than Meghan Markle and has played a “blinder” within the Firm, one royal author claims. It comes after polling by YouGov last month found Kate enjoys wide support among Britons. Kate came out on top as the most popular royal, with 72 percent of the vote. By contrast, Meghan Markle secured only 24 percent of the vote. So, what explains this? In an exclusive interview with Express US, Tom Quinn, author of Gilded Youth: An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family, suggested Kate’s can-do attitude has a lot to do with it.
He explained: “Kate is very good at not complaining at adopting. She’s a better actor than Meghan because this is a role she wasn’t born into, but she’s played a blinder. “In fact, she stuck to the thing that made Elizabeth the second such a remarkable monarch.” The royal author claims Kate embodies the late Queen’s mantra of “never complain, never explain” – and it has served her well. Her respect for the rules can be traced back to her childhood, Quinn continues.
“When she left university, she went straight to work for her parents. She doesn’t want to strike out and do her own thing,” the royal author explained. He added: “In a sense, the fact that the Royal Family is unchanging and has a strict set of rules reflects on a different scale the boundaries that she had as a child.” This lies in stark contrast to Meghan, who is more of a “rebel” than a “conformist”, Quinn claimed. “I don’t think Kate had a problem with the boundaries of the Royal Family, whereas Meghan hated them because she wanted to make her own rules. She’s a rebel, whereas Kate is a conformist.”
Meghan is not the only rule-breaker within the family – her husband Prince Harry has been told to “play by their rules” if he’s to attend future royal engagements. The stern warning comes after the Sussexes broke royal protocol in 2020 by stepping down as working royals. The couple then relocated to America, where they pursued several projects that sought to expose the inner workings of the Royal Family.
This put them on a collision course with other members of the family, particularly William and Kate.