Kate Middleton sported a “swan-like glow” following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s move to California, according to Bethenny Frankel.
the previous Real Housewives of New York City star, 51, compared the Princess of Wales, 40, and the Duchess of Sussex, 41, on their Just B With Bethenny Frankel podcast following the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday September 19.
The British monarch, who reigned for 70 years, died on September 8 at the age of 96. Her state funeral was held at London’s Westminster Abbey and she was buried later that evening at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, England alongside her husband Prince Philip, who passed away last year.
Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020, relocating first to Canada and then to California. The couple currently resides in Montecito with their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 15 months.
The couple were in London when news of the Queen’s death broke. At that time they were nearing the end of their European tour.
Harry and Meghan had previously been to Germany and were scheduled to attend the WellChild Awards in London. However, her performance was canceled after doctors publicly expressed concerns about Queen Elizabeth’s health and Harry was flown to his grandmother in Scotland’s Balmoral Castle.
During Frankel’s podcast, she dissected the “funeral fashion show” and told viewers Kate and Meghan were the “two supermodels.”
“There was definitely a glow, let’s just be honest,” Frankel said on September 22, noting that Meghan was wearing “I match my in-laws’ clothes” when she first arrived at the scene.
As for Kate, she was “always very conservative and well dressed,” said the mother of one who shares daughter Bryn Hoppy with ex Jason Hoppy, adding that she “always looked pretty” and “elegant.”
However, after Meghan and Harry moved to the United States, Frankel claimed there has been a “subtle change”.
“Kate had a freakin’ swan glow, okay? She said, ‘Listen bitches, I’m going to be queen, and now I’ve got this damn nuisance out of the way, and the wardrobe has changed,'” she explained. “It’s not just the dress that’s changed, it’s the whole look — it’s the message, it’s the jewels, it’s the crown jewels.”
“She does everything she can to still look subtle and elegant but with a massive side of f*** you.”
“Meghan, on the other hand, comes in like a black widow and says, ‘Listen, if I’m going to polarize and half the people are going to love me and half the people are going to hate me, I might as well f murder all day,'” Frankel said about the former actress. “She comes in wild outfits and we can’t pretend the funeral wasn’t a runway show.”
Frankel concluded her lengthy message by saying the ladies “hit their targets,” claiming that everything from their accessories to their makeup was “all on purpose.”
After the death of Queen Elizabeth, her eldest son Charles – now known as King Charles III – became king immediately. He was later proclaimed in an official ceremony.
The Queen was born in 1926 and began her reign in 1952 at the age of 25 after the death of her father, King George VI.