How Meghan Markle was a DIFFERENT royal bride-to-be than Kate, Fergie AND Diana

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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.

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.

Meghan was a very different royal bride to be than Kate Sarah and Diana Image GETTY
Meghan was a very different royal bride to be than Kate Sarah and Diana Image GETTY

“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.

Kate and William pictured in 2005 six years before their royal wedding Image GETTY MIDDLETON FAMILY
Kate and William pictured in 2005 six years before their royal wedding Image GETTY MIDDLETON FAMILY

“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 and Harry wed in May this year at St Georges Chapel Image GETTY
Meghan and Harry wed in May this year at St Georges Chapel Image GETTY

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.”

Diana poses for a photo in 1980 a year before she married Prince Charles Image GETTY
Diana poses for a photo in 1980 a year before she married Prince Charles Image GETTY

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.

Sarah pictured shortly after her engagement to Andrew was announced in March 1986 Image GETTY
Sarah pictured shortly after her engagement to Andrew was announced in March 1986 Image GETTY

Meghan is expecting her first child with Harry in spring 2019.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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