While Kate Middleton dated Prince William for a number of years before they got married, she was also just a normal girl he met at university, who hadn't previously experienced an aristocratic lifestyle or the glare of paparazzi cameras. Meghan Markle, however, was an actress on Suits, who was quite comfortable behind the camera when she met Prince Harry.
Very Different Jobs
Kate Middleton spent time working as an accessories buyer at Jigsaw, and then went on to work for the family business, Party Pieces. Meghan Markle, meanwhile, landed a role on television show Suits, after taking other mediocre acting jobs such as a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal.
Thought they've both married prince's and have taken a similar path from now on, they're both very different people, most likely stemming from their different upbringings.
While Kate was raised in a stable home with parents who are still together, Meghan's parents divorced when she was just a baby. Kate's parents are self-made millionaires, both very traditional, while Meghan's mother is a yoga teacher and her father was a lighting director in Hollywood.
Their varying lifestyles have been quite noticeable in the differing ways they approach royal life.