Meghan Markle left Kate Middleton feeling ‘pressured to up her fashion game’

The Duchess of Cambridge felt pressured to up her game in the fashion department after Meghan Markle stepped into the Royal Family, an expert believes.

Fashion journalist Elizabeth Holmes believes Kate Middleton's style changed as Meghan came on to the scene.

Speaking to US, she said: “I think Kate kicked up her fashion game in the fall of 2018, certainly after the royal wedding of Harry and Megan.”

In her new book HRH So Many Thoughts on Royal Style, Ms Holmes dives into how fashion shaped the women of the Royal Family.

The writer went on to say: “Kate had just had Louis and she went away on maternity leave for a couple months and came back and suddenly had a little bit more fashion in her wardrobe.”

The timing of her changes in fashion came just after the Royal Wedding, although Ms Holmes admits there could be many factors towards the new wardrobe.

She said: “It’s impossible to say what inspired that.

“It could be just sort of bouncing back after having a baby or that she was working with some new fashion advisers.

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"But I do think that Megan on the scene sort of made everything more exciting for both of them. And I love that Kate kind of stepped up her game!”

Both Meghan and Kate have been compared to Princess Diana, who became one of the most fashionable royals.

On the topic of Diana, Ms Holmes explained how the Princess's style changed after her wedding.

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She said: “The more she did in her royal life, I think that the more that she understood what worked for her, what worked for her body, what sort of image she wanted to project."

Though her wedding dress was traditional to the style of the eighties, Ms Holmes claims the Princess became more serious about what she wore after her divorce.

If she got married again, "we would have seen her something much more streamlined than her first one,”she said.

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