Kate Middleton is ‘America’s favourite princess’ as Meghan Markle’s Europe trip continues

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently in Europe attending several charity events

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is “America’s favourite princess”, a columnist and author has claimed as Meghan Markle’s trip to Europe continues.

Meghan and her husband Prince Harry are currently in Europe attending several charity events.

Their first stop was the Young One World summit in Manchester - a charity which “brings together young leaders from around the world.”

Meghan became a counsellor for the charity two years before she met Prince Harry.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle
Meghan speaking in Manchester on Monday
Meghan speaking in Manchester on Monday

On Monday she took central stage to deliver a keynote speech, telling young leaders “you are the future... You are the present.”

Speaking after the speech, columnist and author Celia Walden said: “As our self-anointed moral arbiter took her place behind the podium, you might as well have handed her a shovel, sat back… and watched as she dug herself in deeper with every sentence.

“If there is one word every public figure would do well to look up at this precise point in history, it’s self-awareness.

“The underrated and long forgotten ability first to know where you (and your litany of First World woes and joys) stand in relation to everyone else, and then to tailor your actions and pronouncements accordingly,” she wrote in the Telegraph.

Ms Walden later added: “I don’t need official stats to corroborate the national perception of Meghan, summed up by a New York Post headline last week as a 'toddler in a tiara', or a recent poll to confirm that “Kate is now twice as popular with the American public as Meghan”.

“As they flicked through their copies of US Weekly, real, manicured Americans have been telling me that for years.”

While Meghan looked comfortable and confident during her appearance in Manchester on Monday, Harry appeared “much more ill-at-ease”, body language expert Judi James said.

Ms James said: "Harry himself appeared much more ill-at-ease on his return to the UK, responding by looking down and then upward with what looked like a sigh.

"His anxiety rituals were frequent, suggesting a desire to self-reassure as he touched his clothing and checked his tie several times,” she told Mail Online.