Body language expert Judi James has compared Kate Middleton’s first royal speech with that of Meghan Markle’s and there was one clear winner in her opinion. Kate reportedly received a lot of coaching for her first speech as a royal and Ms James said that the speech left a lot to be desired, as the Duchess of Cambridge was shy when first joining the monarchy.
Ms James said: “Kate clearly has the natural ‘stardust’ factor that her husband lacks, but her speech-making style has previously been over-cautious, led by what looks like a strong desire to get it right and avoid mistakes.”
The speech appeared to be overly coached and lacked warmth which left Ms James angered by the delivery.
She continued: “It looked mannered and choreographed, with too many regular pauses that were timed regardless of context.
“These are often used to slow a fast speaker down, but good modern speakers tend to put authenticity over a ‘perfect’ delivery that lacks impact.”
However, Meghan has a wealth of experience in learning lines and performing as an actress,
Her first royal speech was delivered to the room without any notes as she won over the audience.
Ms James believes that Meghan outperformed Kate, as she has an authentic speaking style.
It comes as a new book about Kensington Palace is set to be released entitled Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle by Tom Quinn.
In the book, it claims that Meghan was less than kind during her time as a royal to some of Kate Middleton’s staff.
Excerpts shared on the Daily Mail, there are details how Meghan struggled with having a lesser rank in the monarchy compared with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“I think she has found that difficult to deal with,” the source claimed.
“And although Harry loved their cottage in the grounds, Meghan was conscious that it was tiny in comparison to the vast apartment complex where Kate and William live.”
A separate source who worked as a palace servant also shed light on why Meghan and Harry ultimately split households from William and Kate.
“Kate was horrified when Meghan shouted at a member of Kate’s staff—that was definitely the beginning of discussions about leaving Kensington Palace,” the source claimed.
“Like many people not used to dealing with servants, Meghan overdoes the imperiousness.
“So, on the one hand, she wants to be like Diana, a people’s princess, and on the other she wants people to stand to attention when she clicks her fingers.”
Meghan also felt that she was mistreated by the royal family, who showed “favouritism” toward Kate Middleton.
“There are the more reactionary elements in the Royal Family who do look down on her, and she knows it,” another source said in the book.
“This makes her overreact sometimes—she doesn’t have Kate’s assured way of dealing with people.”