It turns out Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are more alike than we thought

Princess Diana's biographer makes the case

Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle
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Headlines are quick to pit the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex against one another. However, it appears Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are more alike than the tabloids might want to believe. 

• Princess Diana's biographer, Andrew Morton, alleges that both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle had a difficult time adjusting to royal lifestyles, according to Insider.

• Andrew took time to discuss the two during his appearance on the podcast Royally Obsessed. He said, "Nobody can prepare you for the level of intensity and the level of interest in you."

• In other royal news, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis decided to make adorable surprise Easter gifts for the Queen and Prince Philip

Maybe the two sisters-in-law have more common ground than we think. 

Tabloids continue to peg Kate Middleton as the obedient royal newcomer while Meghan Markle is seen as a troublemaker—especially now that her royal exit with Prince Harry has garnered international attention and a tell-all interview with Oprah. Despite how it appears to onlookers, Andrew, who is best known for his book Diana: Her True Story, asserts that the two both had trouble adjusting to royal lifestyles. (And understandably so!)

Meghan did claim during her sit-down with Oprah that she wasn't privy to the rules she was expected to follow and didn't receive royal training that others might've been given. Kate, however, was a little savvier as a Brit but still had adjustment issues, especially when the magazines dubbed her as "Lazy Katie" as she quit her job ahead of her impending nuptials. 

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"It's not like there's a school for princesses where you sit there and go through the procedures from A to Z," Andrew said on the podcast, according to Insider. "You learn it at the knee."

Meghan did want to make it clear during her chat with Oprah that it's not about one royal versus another, and there is no need to pick sides. However, after her accusation that Kate made her cry before her wedding (but apologized), Meghan, of course, faced backlash

What will it take to get people to stop comparing the two? We can only hope that family bonds are rekindled, especially between brothers Prince William and Prince Harry.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.