Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle are four very different people. While Will and Harry grew up royal in England, with intense publicly scrutiny since childhood, Kate grew up as a commoner in England, and Meghan grew up as a commoner in the United States. Will and Kate dated for several years before getting engaged, whereas Harry and Meghan dated for a shorter period of time before reaching that point together. Prince William and Kate Middleton are different from Prince Harry and Meghan Marklefor obvious reasons — they're all unique people with their own personalities and lives.
I spoke with Kailen Rosenberg, celebrity love architect, about the differences in each couples' respective relationships, and what we can learn about these people from those traits and behaviors. While we probably will never have a truly 100 percent understanding of royal life, we can gain a little bit of perspective from the information these royals do provide publicly. From Meghan and Harry's engagement photoshoot that was pretty publicly affectionate, to Kate and Will's more traditional and conservative behavior, we can see that these couples are unique in their own ways. Providing a small precaution that while I am listing the differences between these partners, it does not mean whatsoever that one couple is stronger or more well-suited than the other. Each couple has their own strengths and ways of showing love, and one is not better or worse off because of it. Read on to see what Rosenberg had to say about each couples' relationship style.
"Communication between both couples is warm, loving, and genuine, though we always see more formality between William and Kate and more laughter and relaxed, open energy between Harry and Meghan," Rosenberg says.
In addition to being generally more reserved than Harry and Meghan, William and Kate have more on their shoulders in terms of responsibility. As they are the future king and queen, they have a heavier public image to upkeep, which could translate into how they act publicly in their relationship.
"While William and Kate spent more time together before marrying, both couples took the time they needed to be sure they were ready to marry," Rosenberg says. "There is no magic amount of time here, and every couple is different when it comes to this part of their evolution. William and Kate’s marriage has more cultural and political weight to it, so it makes sense that they would take their time to ensure it’s what they both wanted."
"Royals or not, William and Kate needed to move at just the pace they did in order to honor each other’s needs and desires," she says. "Harry and Meghan share a passionate energy and openness that allowed them to know they were ready to marry within the first couple years of knowing each other."
Even though these couples have their own distinct behaviors and traits that make them different from one another, we certainly love seeing the two couples grow, support, and love each other together.
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