‘Dominant’ Prince Harry looked ‘much more polished and American’, while ‘demure’ Meghan Markle ‘took on a softer role’ in their first joint appearance since leaving the royal family, a body language expert claims.
The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, who were stripped of their remaining royal patronage last Friday, recorded a 20-second video to plug in their Archewell Audio podcast during a Spotify livestream event that aired yesterday.
Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL that the couple, who filmed the clip in their $ 14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, had taken on an ‘American style’ in their ‘posing and body language’.
She explained while Meghan, wearing a £ 2,600 Oscar de la Renta dress, took a ‘demure regal pose’, while Harry’s body language looks much more ‘American’, with his ‘wide hand gestures and his energetic delivery’.
‘Domineering’ Prince Harry, 36, looked ‘much more US’, while ‘demure’ Meghan Markle, 39, ‘took on a softer role’ in their first joint appearance since leaving the Royal Family, Judi told James to FEMAIL
Judi told FEMAIL that there was ‘a new emphasis on making Harry look like the more dominant alpha male while Meghan sits demure next to his and stared in admiration’.
She explained: ‘There is almost a switch in delivery styles between these two, with Meghan taking a much more British royal pose with her hands folded on her lap while sitting close to her husband.’
Judi revealed that in past performances over the past year, the Duchess has taken on a more dominant role, but she took on a significantly softer role in the clip.
She said: ‘In previous performances, it was often Harry who was squeezed on one end of the sofa while Meghan spoke to the camera and led the conversations.
Judi said the Duchess had played a “much softer, more regal role” in the new clip, while the Duke’s hand gestures and spread legs showed “confidence and enthusiasm.”
The expectant mother looked glamorous in a 60s-inspired cocktail dress, with a dramatic flounce hem and citrus fruit detailing across the bodice and skirt
“Here she appears to be playing a much softer role to give the impression that it is Harry who is the star’s turn.”
Meanwhile, Judi likened Prince Harry to President Donald Trump in his body movements, calling them “ confident and enthusiastic. ”
She explained: ‘While Meghan takes the understated royal stance, Harry’s body language is much more like the US, with his broad hand gestures and his energetic lore.
With his legs spread wide in the kind of alpha strength gesture Donald Trump always used, Harry’s delivery has American-style energy and dedication.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now live in California after retiring as a senior member of the Royal Family last year, announced they are expecting their second child on Valentine’s Day.
“His signature hand-rubbing ritual and accelerated fear of blinking ritual are quickly over and then we have a confident explanatory gesture with both hands extended, palms up before a tilted chopping motion adds rhythm and emphasis to his points.”
Judi revealed that the clip seemed to show that Prince Harry was the driving force behind the project, explaining: ‘As a signal to their fans and the public, this body language seems to show Harry in the podcast’s seat, with Meghan doing something used more as the kind of loving looks we used to see from supportive presidential women. ‘
In the brief appearance, Meghan, 39, gushes that they ‘use podcasting to have powerful conversations’, before Harry, 36, says in ‘that inspire, challenge and educate’.
‘We created Archwell audio to make sure we can raise voices that might not be heard and hear people’s stories,’ continued Meghan, wearing a £ 2,645 Oscar de la Renta dress.
Buckingham Palace announced in a dramatic statement that Harry and Meghan had lost their remaining roles after moving to California. A few minutes later, the seemingly enraged Sussexes issued a sharp rebuke to the Queen, insisting that despite her decision, they would still “ live a life of service. ”
Meanwhile, it emerged that Harry and Meghan’s incendiary interview with their friend Oprah Winfrey (pictured) may need to be re-edited or even partially re-admitted due to the rift it has caused with the royal family and the 99-year-old’s hospitalization. prince Philip.
Harry concludes, “And most of this is trying to create this community where you can share, which will encourage everyone to then share their own vulnerabilities in that safe space.” It is unclear when the video was recorded.
Meghan is wearing a £ 2,600 Oscar de la Renta dress
Meghan wore a soft blue £ 2,600 Oscar de la Renta dress embroidered with lemons for her first performance since leaving the royal family yesterday.
The cocktail dress had a dramatic flounced hem and citrus fruit detailing across the bodice and skirt.
It’s described online as ‘a signature lemon motif’ that ‘adds a Botticelli-inspired quality to this glamorous 60s-inspired shift.’
The Duchess chose to wear her hair in bouncy glamorous Hollywood curls for the look and swapped her usual low-key makeup for a stunningly glamorous look, with bold dark eyeshadow and highlighter.
Meghan is known for her love of designer brands and her first maternity wardrobe is believed to have cost over half a million pounds. It was further enhanced by decadent jewelry, adding financial value to several of her outfits.
The Duke and Duchess announced last year that they had struck a deal with the music streaming giant, which is believed to be worth up to £ 30 million.
It was commercial deals like this that put the couple at odds with the impartiality required of those in public service and seemingly led to its permanent split with the company.
Prince Harry and Meghan are said to be in shock because the Queen has stripped them of their royal and sporting patronage after ‘pouring out their hearts’ to Ms. Winfrey last week during a two-day shoot at their £ 11 million mansion in LA.
The narrative interview is scheduled to air Sunday, March 7 with no banned topics, with a source warning Harry’s family that the show would be a good “ time to hide behind the sofa in the palace. ”
It was announced Friday that the Duke and Duchess had been stripped of their remaining roles after their 12-month trial separation from royal life and moving to the US.
The pair then issued a sharp rebuke, stating that they would provide “ continued support to the organizations they have represented, regardless of official role. ”
They signed off: “We can all live lives of service. Service is universal. ‘
Sources close to the monarch told The Sunday Times the response was “ cranky and insulting to the queen. ”
A source told The Mail, “Their statement in response to the Queen’s genuine feeling that the couple are still beloved members of her family was considered very disrespectful.”