Kate Middleton ‘never had crowds screaming’ like ‘rock star’ Meghan: ‘What about me?’.

 

These days, the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, and the Duchess of Sussex, 40, have largely separate lives. Kate and Prince William live in Kensington Palace with their three children:

 

 

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Meanwhile, Meghan and Prince Harry have settled in Montecito, California with their two children, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana, after stepping down as senior royals last year.

 


Although the two couples are geographically separated today, they previously attended public engagements together and were sometimes dubbed the ‘Fab Four’ by the press.

 

 

A new documentary series has taken a behind-the-scenes look at the narratives that have developed around the Cambridges and the Sussexes in the media.

 

 

‘The Princes and the Press’, which is available on BBC iPlayer, interviewed a range of royal reporters, commentators and other insiders about how the Royal Family is portrayed to the public.

 

 

The programme is presented by the BBC’s media editor and Radio 4 host Amol Rajan.In episode one, he speaks to Daily Mail columnist Amanda Platell about her royal commentary on Kate and Meghan.He asks her why she wrote her December 2017 column, ‘Can Kate cope with Meghan mania?’

 

 

She said: “Kate never had crowds screaming at her.“I remember one of Meghan’s first events was done at Brixton at a radio station.It was like a rock star had arrived and wouldn’t you just be a little bit human to think, ‘What about me?’”

 

 

Ms Platell referred to the Sussexes’ January 2018 visit to the Reprezent 107.3 FM radio station in Brixton, South London.Meghan and Harry’s appearance was their first public engagement of the year and only their second together as a couple.

 

 
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The pair, who were newly engaged at the time, were greeted with a rapturous reception by the crowds gathered outside the radio station.

 

 

They were later seen chatting to youth workers, volunteers and people working at Reprezent.

 

 

Mr Rajan also questioned Ms Platell about comparing Meghan and Kate, asking why, when one of them “is up” in terms of perceived popularity, the other “must be down”.

 

 
Kate Middleton's green racing dress.
She replied: “Perhaps it’s just human nature. Some of the narratives about public figures reflect what goes on in people’s real lives.”

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