Kate Middleton may have recently been influenced by Meghan Markle. The two are pictured attending Christmas Day Church service at St. Mary Magdalene church on the Sandringham estate in King’s Lynn, England on Dec. 25, 2018. Stephen Pond/Getty Images

She’s been a member of the royal family much longer than her sister-in-law, and while Meghan Markle may be learning some things from Kate Middleton, a new report states that it could also be seen the other way around as well.

In a recent episode of the “Pod Save the Queen” podcast, Daily Mirror correspondent Russell Myers, who was in attendance at the Royal Foundation’s Mental health in Education conference with Middleton, revealed that her decision to make an impromptu speech at the event was an unexpected one, and he wondered if she gained more confidence to do it because of the influence of her sister-in-law.

“We speak about how great Meghan is, and very polished, and how she comes from a background of public speaking and acting,” he said. “Maybe some of that is rubbing off?”

He also revealed that it was clear the speech wasn’t something that had been rehearsed because he saw the Duchess of Cambridge scribbling notes throughout the conference before she stood up and made the speech.

“She was frantically scribbling throughout the two or three hours she was there, and she got up and made a speech! It wasn’t prepared! I can tell you that because I was sitting behind her and saw her scribbling away,” he said.

When co-host Ann Gripper mentioned that the speech was so welcomed because it seemed more personal and heartfelt as something that wasn’t previously prepared, Myers commented that he’d never seen such an act from Middleton before, which added to the pleasure of hearing her speak.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen her do it,” he said. “She really found a voice and it was really welcomed.”