Ever since officially joining the British royal family on May 19, 2018, Meghan Markle has fascinated royal fans. From sending "powerful" messages through her jewelry to making history by hiring specific people, the Duchess of Sussex has opted to forge her own path when it comes to the ways in which she leads. However, people are now beginning to notice an additional shift in how the former "Suits" actress presents herself.

According to Express, the way in which Meghan carried herself in a "more confident" way during her recent royal tour of Africa with Prince Harry seemed to indicate a change within her. "There's something about Meghan's upright, calm, focused body language on this new tour with Harry that makes her look utterly fulfilled now in her life roles," expert Judi James revealed to the publication.

Continuing, James added, "She is adopting a more stand-alone approach, even taking the lead when it comes to greeting rituals, conversations with her hosts and mingling."

Additionally, it was noted that the Duchess also completed a few stops on the 10-day tour alone, which further signified the new confidence.

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Along the lines of taking on new roles, Meghan also exemplified her interest in doing things her own way when she took on the role of guest editor of British Vogue for their September issue. Even though the position came with a hint of controversy, the Duchess gave a subtle nod to it in an unexpected way recently while on the aforementioned royal Africa tour.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House on March 11, 2019, in London, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson