How tall are the Royal Family & what the King, Prince William and Kate's height says about them | The Sun

THEY are one of the most photographed families in the world, but do you know how tall the royal family actually are?

From Kate Middleton to Meghan Markle, here are the heights of some of the most prominent Royals, and how it can change how they are perceived, according to experts.

King Charles – 5ft 10in

King Charles is reportedly 5ft 10, while Camilla is thought to be 5ft 8in.

He was the same height as his first wife Princess Diana, although according to an article on The Society Pages, efforts were taken to make sure Charles looked as though he towered over Diana to conform to the idea that men should be taller than their wives.

Professor Lisa Wade at the Occidental College in LA wrote: "This effort to make Charles appear taller is a social commitment to the idea that men are taller and women shorter.

"When our own bodies, and our chosen mates, don’t follow this rule, sometimes we’ll go to great lengths to preserve the illusion.

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"When Charles and Diana were posed together formally, however, they were typically arranged so as to suggest that he was significantly taller than her, or at least to disguise the fact that he was not."

Prince William – 6ft 3in

At 6ft 3, the Prince of Wales is one of the tallest members of the Royal Family. 

This may have put him in good stead for being a future heir to the throne. 

Linda A. Jackson, a psychology professor at Michigan State University, explained: “Taller men are perceived as having higher status, stronger leadership skills, and as being more occupationally successful than average or shorter males.”

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Kate Middleton – 5ft 9in

The Princess of Wales is three inches taller than sister-in-law Meghan and five inches taller than the average British woman.

The mum-of-three has taken royal life in her stride and many experts have commented on how she is becoming an impeccable Queen-in-waiting. 

And perhaps her height has given her the confidence for this, as Oxford clinical psychologist Daniel Freeman told National Geographic: “Height seems to affect our sense of social status.

"The implication is that greater height can make you more confident in social situations.”

Prince George – 5ft 3

Prince George left the nation in awe when he was pictured going back to school with his family.

The UK has been seeing Prince George grow even more over time and now he stands at a height of five foot three.

He is expected to be one of the tallest royals in the family, especially if he took the height genes from his father, Prince William.

It is claimed that men will never be shorter than their mothers, due to the fact women tend to stop growing at 15, and men continue for another three years, according to BBC's Science Focus.

With Kate measuring 5ft 9, we can predict he won't be on the shorter end of the scale, although height can be affected by environmental factors too.

Prince Harry – 6ft 1in

The Duke of Sussex is just two inches shorter than his brother, but still on the taller end of the scale. 

And perhaps his height has helped with his ease with the public and charming personality. 

Psychologist Timothy A Judge of the University of Florida told the American Psychological Association that tall people may have greater self-esteem and social confidence than shorter people. 

He said: "The process of literally ‘looking down on others' may cause one to be more confident.

"Similarly, having others ‘looking up to us' may instil in tall people more self-confidence."

Meghan Markle – 5ft 6in

The Duchess of Sussex always looks glamorous and has been an influential member of the family after marrying Prince Harry.

The mum-of-two is actually the smallest of the once-dubbed “Fab Four”, consisting of Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate. 

She measures 5ft 6in, according to one of her old CVs from her acting days.

This may be a lot shorter than her husband, Prince Harry, who measures 6ft 1, but could mean Meghan is very satisfied in their relationship. 

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A study found that women were most satisfied when their partner is 8cm taller than them  and the Sussexes are nearly there with a 7cm gap. 

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