How Meghan Markle was a DIFFERENT royal bride-to-be than Kate, Fergie AND Diana
Meghan Markle was a very different royal bride-to-be than Kate Middleton, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Diana, it has been claimed.
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Meghan broke the tradition that royal brides-to-be are quiet and shy when she openly discussed her royal romance with Prince Harry in an interview with Vanity Fair in September 2017, according to royal author Andrew Morton.
The royal biographer described how Meghan’s interview set her apart from previous royal brides-to-be, including Kate, Sarah and Diana.
Writing in Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Mr Morton said: “It was an extraordinary development.
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“Traditionally, royal brides-to-be are Sphinx-like, blushing furiously, ducking away from photographers, smiling politely but not saying a word.
“It is the uniting thread that links Lady Diana Spencer, Sarah Ferguson, Sophie Rhys-Jones and Catherine Middleton.”
Mr Morton added that the move was a “royal first”.
The royal biographer said: “For Meghan to be giving an interview before any engagement announcement was a royal first, all the more so as she would not have gone ahead without the agreement of Prince Harry, his private secretary Edward Lane Fox, and their communications director Jason Knauf.
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“Nor was she making anodyne remarks about fashion and Suits with the odd aside about her royal romance.
“No, Meghan was telling her true story – in her own words. She was emphatic, no dithering around the issue.”
In her interview with Vanity Fair, Meghan revealed that she and Harry were “really happy and in love”.
Meghan said: “I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple.
“We’re two people who are really happy and in love.
“We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception.
“Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
Meghan and Harry announced their engagement in November 2017.
The pair wed in May this year and the Duchess of Sussex appears to have settled in to royal life, cutting a confident figure as she steps out for official engagements.
Meghan is expecting her first child with Harry in spring 2019.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK