Judi James is a a body language expert who shared with Harper’s Bazaar that Meghan Markle was using “quite a theatrical-based technique” as she stepped out of the car with her husband.
James explained: “She’s well aware that Harry is the star and popular among Royal fans so, as a former actress, she’s very cleverly trying not to up-stage him. By pushing him forward ever so slightly, she boosts the Prince’s ego and profile, making him feel more of an alpha male in the situation.”
Meghan seems to be the one in control, even though she is trying to take a backseat role. Judy says that the Duchess is “more confident than Harry by a mile”.
“Meghan’s penchant for backseat driving is seen in her constant touching of Harry’s back with the palm of her hand. It’s quite a controlling quasi-maternal support gesture, pushing him along, but it’s also flirtatious.”
“When they posed for the photographers, she was the one using reassuring gestures and confidently touching Harry’s arm,” says the expert.
She added: “Meghan is straddling two very different roles at the moment. She was once a high-profile actress campaigning for women’s liberation, but has married into one of the most old-fashioned families in the universe. Female roles – apart from the Queen – in the Royal Family are rather traditional, so I imagine she’s rather confused about how to play her new position.”
“In her new Royal role, I think Meghan will initially have a more compliant, submissive role, looking to steer Harry in his duties. However, on the world stage, I envisage we’ll see her come to the forefront and become more dominant when it comes to accompanying Harry to events,” Judi concluded.
We can’t be more excited to see how Meghan will adapt more to her new Royal role. She will be joining Prince Harry on their first official tour overseas this October to Australia. Stay tuned!