The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just released three of their official royal wedding portraits, and they are divine. Prince Harry looked like he was about to burst with joy, which is adorable, while Meghan Markle with her mother beside her, looked radiant, of course.
And before we could even enjoy these photos and linger on every detail, our eyes, unfortunately, landed in the comments section (we saw the photos first on Facebook).
Big mistake, for there it was, the comment we never thought we were bracing for until we saw it:
There were others like it, but we stopped reading. Comparing Meghan and Kate Middleton was inevitable. And the comment's implication that one woman was not happy because the spotlight was on another was not even surprising. Why was it still so hard to believe a woman can be happy for another woman's success in life and love?
But, honestly, why even pick on the Duchess of Cambridge at this joyous time? There is no question she is happy for her brother-in-law and his wife, but the royal wedding date wasn't exactly — what is the right word? Convenient?
Remember, Kate gave birth last April 23 (less than a month ago!). And princess or not, the last thing a woman probably want post-baby is to appear before millions of people and have your photo taken at every possible angle a gazillion times.
Sure, Kate did a superhero thing by leaving the hospital just seven hours after childbirth. But appearing on the hospital steps took, what, less than 10 minutes.
Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding was a two-hour extravaganza seen live all over the world. Aside from the fact she had to look flawless (she was gorgeous in same dress she wore to Princess Charlotte's christening), Kate also had to manage two children under the age of 5 when she likely lacked sleep from taking care of her 26-old-baby and not fully done with her postpartum recovery.
Thankfully, Prince Geroge and Princess Charlotte did a splendid job as pageboy and a bridesmaid. (We couldn't help but wonder what Kate and her husband Prince William promised these two because you know there is one.)
But before and after the celebrations? Prince George certainly looked like he couldn't wait to get it over.
And Princess Charlotte, who stole the show with her waving and animated faces, and her energy seemed to be waning in that same official family portrait.
It was not hard to imagine that a temper tantrum was not far behind with all of the day's sensory (over)stimulation. Despite having a nanny and all the household help she needs, based on what is known of her parenting style, Kate doesn't look the type to send her children away if they are having a meltdown.
And you know who we think empathizes with Kate, who knows she probably wanted to be in bed to catch up on sleep, rather than wake up to a day of being scrutinized for her smile and body language?
Meghan. According to Town and Country, the bride gave Kate a "Kensington Bracelet" by Zofia Day Co to celebrate the occasion. We'd like to think it was her way of saying, "A big thanks, sis." (We hope these two will forge a beautiful friendship)
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