Princess Diana is pictured during a visit to Sydney, Australia on Nov. 1, 1996. Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

She was one of the most beloved members of the royal family, but even Princess Diana reportedly had her reservations about being part of the iconic group and what it entailed.

In a resurfaced excerpt from the 1991 book “Sarah: HRH The Duchess of York,” by Ingrid Seward, the biographer revealed that while Fergie quickly adapted to unstructured and informal conversations with the public as her role grew, the Princess of Wales was far more reserved about it and even dreaded those situations at first.

“It is the kind of situation the Princess of Wales when she first joined the Royal Family, used to dread,” she wrote at the time (via Express UK). “Sarah, on the other hand, thrives on it.”

Seward went on to reveal that Ferguson’s past experience working in PR likely played a role in her adapting as quickly as she did, though, like Diana, she did also find that royal life would be difficult after she was already engaged and ready to wed her husband.

“When she was working in public relations, she was always delegated the task of taking charge of any new arrivals at a party, because, as her former boss Neil Durden-Smith explains: ‘She was so good at it.’ She had an uncanny ability to make even the most awkward person feel at ease,” Seward wrote.

Still, the two women did come to realize that they weren’t living a fairytale life after they wed Prince Charles and Prince Andrew respectively, as both became embroiled in bitter divorces in the 1990s.

While Diana’s marriage reportedly came to an end in large part because of Charles’ affair with his future second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, Fergie was caught up in a scandal of her own, where photos of her “financial adviser” sucking on her toes during a getaway just a few months after her formal separation were leaked.

In the end, both couples officially divorced in 1996. Sadly, tragedy struck just one year later after Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris.