Kate Middleton Was Much More Prepared for Royal Life Than Meghan Markle

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Although it's safe to say that nothing could truly prepare a commoner for life in the royal family, it sounds like Kate Middleton was about as ready as she could ever be. A royal biographer recently revealed to People exactly how much the Duchess of Cambridge knew before marrying Prince William

And we've got to say, we feel kind of bad that Meghan Markle didn't get this kind of hands-on training.

  • According to Sally Bedell Smith, a biographer of the queen, Kate was well aware what she was getting herself into with Prince William. 

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    “She knew enough, she’d seen enough and she’d experienced enough, so she was very well aware of what the responsibilities and demands were going to be,” Bedell Smith said.

    Bedell Smith added that Kate "has the knowledge and the poise” necessary to be in the royal family.

    No one's going to argue with that!

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  • Given that Prince William and Kate Middleton were together almost a decade before tying the knot, it's no wonder Kate was prepared for life as a future queen. 

    The pair met at the University of St. Andrews in 2001, and they married in April of 2011. That's a lot of time to get used to the intense scrutiny -- and incessant photographers and paparazzi -- that accompanies being part of the royal family!

    No wonder Kate had an idea of what she was getting herself into -- she'd been privy to it for so long!

  • Meghan Markle, on the other hand, had practically NO time to get used to life as a member of the British royal family. 

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    Sure, Meghan had been somewhat well-known in her own right before getting together with Prince Harry. But the fame she had as an actress on Suits doesn't remotely compare to the scrutiny she's under now. 

    And let's not forget, Harry and Meghan didn't date for a very long time before getting married. It's been baptism by fire for this poor woman!

  • Although Meghan Markle certainly appears to be holding her own as a new royal, hopefully she's getting some pointers here and there from Kate. 

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    After all, if anyone can give the Duchess of Sussex the rundown on going from commoner to royalty, it's the Duchess of Cambridge. 

    Women unite!