Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are just like Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson, says two experts. Pictured: Middleton, Markle applaud ahead of the Ladies' Singles final match between Serena Williams of The United States and Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Michael Steele

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have been dubbed as the new Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson for a number of reasons.

Camilla Tominey, the associate editor of the Daily Telegraph, said that the two Duchesses’ relationship is the closest comparison to the kind of bond Princess Diana and Ferguson shared years ago.

Tominey added that just like Princess Diana and Ferguson, Middleton and Markle also found themselves thrown into the royal family by marrying their prince.

Jo Bryant, an etiquette expert, agreed with Tominey’s claim. He said, “The interesting thing to remember as well is that you can’t choose your family, we come up with this idea that they have to be buddies but if you think of the average family, are sisters in law best friends? No.”

Tominey said that she thinks the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex get on well with each other. However, she’s unsure if the two female royals really have a lot of in common.

“I think Meghan as an actress is naturally very extroverted, whereas Kate is shy and quite reserved,” she said.

In related news, last Sunday’s Remembrance Day Service sparked a major comparison between Middleton and Markle. The former stood beside Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony, but Markle was seen standing on the balcony above the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

Royal fans were quick to speculate that the Queen favors Middleton more than Markle that’s why she was asked to stand beside her. Other fans were convinced that Middleton’s position on the balcony has to do with her fate as the future Queen.

But Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal expert, said that the moment was, in fact, a prestigious one for Prince Harry’s wife.

“The balconies overlooking Whitehall occupied by the Royal Family are very small. The Queen was without Prince Philip who has retired and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge are future Queen Consorts. To be on a balcony with the wife of the German President, Frau Elke Budenbender as Meghan was, obviously had a unique cachet,” he told Express.