Meghan Markle was a different royal-bride-to-be from Princess Diana, Sarah Ferguson, and Kate Middleton.

Andrew Morton, a royal biographer and the author of “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,” said that it has been typical for soon-to-be-royals to feel shy when being asked about their relationship with their male partner for the first time ever.  But Markle exuded confidence during her engagement interview with Prince Harry last year.

“It was an extraordinary development. 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,” he said (via Express).

Morton also said that the way that Markle’s engagement interview went was a first for any royal.

“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. Nor was she making anodyne remarks about fashion and ‘Suits’ with the odd aside about her royal romance,” Morton explained.

The biographer said that Markle was simply telling her own story at that time and using her own words as well.

“She was emphatic, no dithering around the issue,” he concluded.

During her interview with Vanity Fair before her May 19 wedding, the former actress revealed that she and Prince Harry were really happy and in love.

“I can tell you 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 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,” she said.