Kate is Calm, but Meghan Keeps Harry as a Hostage
Fox News for Kate, "After several ups and downs in their relationship, the pair tied the knot in 2011. The duchess has been praised by royal experts for providing a stable home life for her husband and their three children behind palace doors."
"'Kate has been a perfect [companion] because she’s so calm and stable -- and that’s what he needs,' royal author Tom Quinn previously told Fox News.
Fox News for Meghan, "According to a new report, palace staffers who spent time around the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prior to their 2018 royal wedding nicknamed Harry 'the hostage.'"
"A source went on to claim that Markle allegedly played victim. 'She was constantly looking for reasons to say she had been deprived,' an insider is quoted telling the outlet. 'Also, she wanted drama from the very beginning.'"
Pregnancy Only Looks Good on One of Them
DailyMail for Kate, "Bumping along nicely! The Duchess was seen placing a protective hand on her tummy as she exited the event"
Also, "Kate looked glowing as she completed one of her final engagements before going on maternity leave."
DailyMail for Meghan, "Personally, I find the cradling a bit like those signs in the back of cars: Baby on Board. Virtue signalling, as though the rest of us barren harridans deserve to burn alive in our cars. I do wonder what is to come once Meghan begins to breastfeed… will she milk it for all she’s worth?"
Stylish Kate vs. Rebel Meghan
InStyle for Kate, "She stepped out in a paisley printed tiered dress along with her trusty camel-colored Castañer espadrille wedges."
Later in the article, it discusses how Kate wore wedges, but there was no mention of "breaking royal rule."
From InStyle, "Kate also wore the wedges paired with a floral Erdem dress during an outing in May to take Queen Elizabeth on a tour of "Back to Nature" garden design at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show." End of paragraph.
InStyle for Meghan and her wedges, "Markle wore wedges, which seems to be a taboo shoe in royal circles. Why, exactly? Well, the Queen's just not into them. 'The Queen isn’t a fan of wedged shoes,' a source told the Vanity Fair. 'She really doesn’t like them and it’s well known among the women in the family.'"
The Avocado Debacle
Express for Kate, "Prince William was given one of the green fruit – wrapped up in a bow – by a little boy who's mother is suffering during her pregnancy too."
Express for Meghan, "The pregnant Duchess of Sussex and so-called 'avocado on toast whisperer' is wolfing down a fruit linked to water shortages, illegal deforestation and all round general environmental devastation."
Meghan Is Apparently Just Selfish
Fox News for Kate, "'Even if she were married to a banker, I don’t think she would be much different,' the source told the outlet. 'She would have wanted to be a country mom and be in town occasionally.' They added: 'I don’t think she would have been living a very different life.'"
Fox News for Meghan, "'Instructing her PR people that they were to make her into the most famous person on Earth,' the British aristocrat alleged, adding it was 'a very deliberate policy. And it has to involve a tremendous amount of controversy – otherwise you’re just not that famous,' she claimed. 'I think it’s history in the making, and I don’t care if she ends up being the most famous person on Earth or not. I [just] care that there is an interesting story to be told.'"
Smelly Rooms and Favoritism
DailyMail for Kate, "It was reported that new Duchess of Cambridge requested her favourite scented candles and toiletries from luxury fragrance brand Jo Malone be delivered to scent the Abbey."
DailyMail for Meghan, "St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle couldn’t have been more to Meghan Markle’s liking – historic and picturesque with long family ties... it had it all. The only problem was, apparently, the smell. She and Harry organised the wedding themselves with an in-house team. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh during the wedding service. They also clashed with the Queen’s household over which tiara Meghan could wear, until the Queen stepped in. She was also said to have warned her grandson about their behaviour"
Kate's Perfection and Meghan's "Bullying"
Fox News on Kate, "Kate Middleton has been praised for being “loyal” to her staff, and will take time to listen to junior members of staff, according to insiders."
Also, "They said: 'She takes the time to listen to ideas from the most junior members in her team. 'Afterwards they’ll say, ‘Wow, she knows my name. She asked me what I thought’. She is also loyal and ‘if you make a mistake will back you regardless’' The source added: 'She is very clear on her priorities and that values that guide how she lives and works. It’s about treating other people well to get the best out of them.'"
Fox News on Meghan, "Some of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's former aides are reportedly preparing to cooperate with Buckingham Palace in its investigation into bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex."
The same article above for Kate also mentioned how Meghan was branded "Duchess Difficult" and how Markle is "difficult and demanding."
The Couples and Their Brands
DailyMail for Kate, "Creating their own companies will allow William and Kate to bring out, should they ever chose to, myriad items of officially-endorsed merchandise from tea towels to coffee cups... Kensington Palace officials said they were doing the ‘sensible thing’ in protecting the couple’s rights."
Also, "'Mr Walsh said: ‘It also means that if something is produced that they feel is very detrimental to their image that they could take action against the maker if they wished.’"
DailyMail for Meghan, "The Sussexes want to stamp their name on dozens of products including T-shirts, hoodies, journals and gloves for their newly-created foundation Sussex Royal."
Also, "'Undoubtedly this will be a multi-million pound revenue business given they are effectively trading on the back of the Royal name which is ironic given they are seemingly trying to escape its clutches."
Holidays With the Family
DailyMail for Kate, "Royal sources said yesterday that the Queen understood and endorsed William and Kate’s decision not to spend Christmas Day with her. One said: ‘Her Majesty understands that it is a dilemma that many young couples face and acknowledges how close Catherine’s relationship is with her family"
DailyMail for Meghan, "The fact is the Queen expects to have the family around her for the festive season... to the Queen, for whom the tradition of the family gathering is a key date in her calendar, Harry and Meghan’s absence will be a matter of great sadness. It will also be a source of frustration."
The "Stiff Upper Lip"
The Sun for William and Kate, "Prince William yesterday backed brother Harry’s brave admission of his mental anguish — and blasted the monarchy’s 'stiff upper lip' tradition... William said: 'There may be a time and a place for the ‘stiff upper lip’ but not at the expense of your health... '
"'Catherine and I are clear we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings. Over the past year we have visited a number of schools together where we have been amazed listening to children talk about some quite difficult subjects in a clear and emotionally articulate way, something most adults would struggle with. Seeing this has really given me hope things are changing and there is a generation coming up who find it normal to talk openly about emotions.'”
The Sun for Harry and Meghan, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have bucked royal tradition once again with their latest TV interview - in which they claimed they were 'existing, not living.'
The couple ditched the stiff upper lip of previous Royal Family generations and flew the flag for 'Generation Therapy' as they revealed their emotions to the world - but were they right to do so?"
The Flowers That Destroy
Express for Kate, "As far as bridal bouquets go there was nothing particularly regal about Kate Middleton’s modest arrangement of simple, seasonal flowers. Like the bride herself the bouquet was effortlessly elegant and understated.
Yet behind that modest posy lay a secret story. Kate, the commoner-turned-duchess, had painstakingly selected blooms with real meaning. She is evidently well-versed in the language of flowers, a little-known romantic relic from the 19th century.
Hence the use of lilac in her bouquet, which signifies the first emotions of love, the lily of the valley meaning a return of happiness, hyacinth standing for constancy, myrtle meaning love and the ivy, which represents fidelity. Then of course there was the suitably named Sweet William, which is shorthand for gallantry."
Express for Meghan, "Express.co.uk can now reveal the children’ crowns were made of flowers that can be deadly, especially for children. Meghan’s bouquet was made of forget-me-nots as well as sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia."
Also, "Lily of the valley is a highly poisonous woodland flowering plant and ingestion could be deadly"
At the Christening
DailyMail for Kate, "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh missed the small family affair. The decision is understood not to have been taken on health grounds, and to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago."
Also, "The Queen, 92, has a busy week ahead, with high-profile celebrations in central London marking the centenary of the RAF on Tuesday, and a visit by US President Donald Trump in Windsor on Friday."
DailyMail for Meghan, "The fact that the seventh in line to the throne is being welcomed into the Church of England by its most senior figure after the Queen has raised questions over Harry and Meghan’s demands for privacy. The Dean of Chelmsford, Nicholas Henshall, told the BBC: ‘Baptism should never be private. It’s a public demonstration of God’s love.’"
Hat or No Hat?
Mirror on Kate, "It is a fashion conundrum not many of us will ever face, but what exactly does one wear for tea with the Queen? The Duchess of Cambridge met this challenge head on yesterday by co-ordinating her outfit with the Queen’s powder blue ensemble."
Also, "Kate’s stylish coat was by M Missoni, the diffusion line of luxury Italian label Missoni. But the thrifty princess bought the coat months ago when she visited its discount store at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire." There was no mention of Kate not wearing a hat.
Mirror on Meghan, "“However, it has now emerged that Meghan, who had officially joined the Royal family five weeks earlier, had turned up without a hat. The Daily Mail reports the Queen's aides had told she would be wearing a green hat as a mark of respect to those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.”
"The Queen is said to have been ‘baffled’ when Meghan turned up without a hat as she didn't realise she was supposed to wear one too. A senior aide said: ‘I don't think the Duchess fully understood. This was not a request. Those are for others to make, not the Queen.’ The Queen's staff are said to have noted the Duchess's mistake or ‘lack of deference’.”
Don't Hold the Baby Bump!
The Sun on Kate, "A blooming Kate Middleton cradled her baby bump as she arrived at a mental health forum today. The Duchess of Cambridge looked rosy in red waving to royal fans, and even appeared to blush as Bridge Academy students gave her a heartwarming welcome."
Also, "Kate showed off her growing baby bump at the gala dinner at Kensington Palace last night."
The Sun on Meghan, “Jo Elvin, editor of You Magazine, admitted she finds Meghan’s bump cradling ‘annoying’.
She told the MailOnline: ‘A casual cradling of one’s bump is to be expected. It’s new, it’s exciting and there really is nothing like feeling that thing kick and jump around in there. But Meghan’s positioning is always so fixed into one singular, rigid pose that it’s becoming uncomfortable to watch. I’m getting arm aches just looking. It’s all very Baby Bump Barbie.’”
What's With the Judgement, Sarah?
DailyMail for Kate, "Kate feels real, whereas Meghan feels contrived. Like Princess Diana before her, who was always being photographed leaving parties, Meghan seems inalienably drawn to the bright lights, obsessed with self-image and controlling her exposure.
Kate, by contrast, comes across as unpretentious, maintaining a much more discreet profile. If she does let her hair down — which I’m sure she must — she does so in private, with close friends rather than famous faces."
Also, "Instead we see a woman [Kate] in her prime: stylish, confident and positively radiant, nailing outfit after outfit in the style stakes — and it’s a joy to witness."
DailyMail for Meghan, "Proper royalty is about tradition and duty, self-effacing service and loyalty — year after year after year, season after season... That is not to say that a monarchy cannot or must not move with the times — simply that it has to resist the temptation to be buffeted by passing cultural trends. Fashion is the exact opposite. And as fashion’s most famous bible, Vogue exemplifies the transient nature of the beast."