When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began their public appearances together it became clear that Meghan was far more hands on than other royal part
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began their public appearances together it became clear that Meghan was far more hands on than other royal partners.
The former-actress would hold on to her fiance’s arm with both hands, pulling his arm close to her body.
For some the move was endearing, while others found the PDA unsightly.
What did a body language expert make of it?
Body language expert Judi James told Express.co.uk: “Meghan arrived on the UK stage using this rather possessive but also passive gesture during her engagement interview and she continued to use it throughout the start of her relationship with Harry.”
She believes Meghan made have been using the tactic in a bid to appear likeable to the British public.
This is because it is a move that lowered her status.
Judi said: “Hand-holding is a common gesture for most couples in love, but by pulling Harry’s left arm out with her free hand and pressing it against her own torso Meghan appeared to be performing a lowering ritual of ingratiation, i.e. looking slightly vulnerable by clinging to her prince in a very effective and sensible bid to gain acceptance by the entire country.”
In fact, Meghan was treating the British public like in-laws, according to Judi, and was clearly keen to impress.
She added: “Animals lower their heads to show respect in a bid to integrate and this part ‘hide’ gesture would do a similar job in the human world, which is why it’s often used during first meetings with new in-laws!”
Although, Judi adds, there may have been another subconscious motive behind Meghan’s choice to hold on to her man.
The former-actress was keen to be noticed by her partner, and to comfort him.
Judi said: “However even back then Meghan was also using this loving gesture to suggest high levels of inner confidence.
“While clinging to Harry’s arm and reminding him of her presence she would also often rub his lower arm with her hand, suggesting that she was secretly reassuring him and boosting his confidence as they stepped out in front of the press.”
A vocal expert told Express.co.uk how Meghan Markle’s voice has changed since she married into the Royal Family.
Some are convinced that Meghan has had elocution lessons.
After ITV’s Queen of the World documentary aired one Twitter user said: “Meghan’s accent is gradually changing. She’ll soon be full on rah hehehe.”
Another wrote: “#QueenOfTheWorld Meghan is losing her American accent.”
The Duchess, who is pregnant, stepped out wearing a necklace thought to be a baby shower present.
She wore a golden necklace, which read ‘mommy’, from designer Jennifer Meyer, worth £646.69.