Kate and Meghan
Kate Middleton's first royal summer was more jam-packed compared to Meghan Markle's. Pictured: Middleton and Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on Feb. 28, 2018 in London. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Kate Middleton's and Meghan Markle's first summers as royalty are very different.

According to Bustle, the Duchess of Cambridge's first summer with Prince William's family was more jam-packed compared to that of her sister-in-law. Middleton had been busy over the months of June, July and August.

Markle attended various events across 15 days from May 22 to August. On the other hand, Middleton was photographed at events across 23 days during her first summer.

Among Middleton's engagements as a new royal was helping host former U.S. president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, at the Buckingham Palace. Apparently, Middleton did more things and had more responsibilities than Markle. However, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams advised that fans and followers don't look at the statistics.

"It's not numbers so much as it is the actual effect of what they do," he told the publication. "I mean statistics are always tricky, the point is the commitment."

Fitzwilliams explained that Markle took a different route than Middleton when it comes to handling her royal duties. He is confident that the new royal will have huge contributions, especially for humanitarian issues as Markle is an active advocate of female empowerment and diversity.

"There's no question that she will be an extremely active charitable ambassador," Fitzwilliams said about Markle.

According to the expert, the differences in workload could be due to Middleton and Markle's familiarity with the royals and their jobs. Prince William and Middleton dated for eight years before they got married. As a result, it is given that the Duchess of Cambridge has more understanding of the ins and outs of being a royal.

On the other hand, Prince Harry and Markle only met each other two years ago. The Duchess of Sussex has a lot of things to get used to. At the moment, Markle is being trained for her new role.

"Meghan been trained into the job as somebody with a lot of experience in the public eye, but nothing like what this job requires of course," Fitzwilliams explained. "The idea is gradually to acclimatise somebody who’s had a tremendously independent life — but obviously being royal is something very, very special. And also to do it in a way that makes them feel at ease and happy."

In related news, Prince Harry and Markle just stepped out to watch "Hamilton" on Wednesday. Prior to that, they visited Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral.