From the very first moment the world learned of the relationship between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the couple have been under the spotlight.
Starting from their glamorous wedding which was broadcasted and seen by more than 29.19 million viewers, to the birth of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019, to stepping down from their royal duties, the Sussex Royal’s every move has been closely followed by the media. That same media which “forced” them to leave the U.K. and move to the States.
When they announced their decision to step down from their royal duties, the spokesperson of Harry and Meghan said in a statement: “As evidenced by their work over the past year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.”
However, Queen Elizabeth herself had “written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family, it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the announcement by the palace said. It added: “While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.”
Last week, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their first big prime-time interview since splitting with the royal family when they sat opposite Oprah Winfrey. Many said the timing was not right as Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, is at the hospital for his longest stay so far.
In the promo video of the interview released on Oprah’s YouTube channel, she asks Meghan: “Were you silent or were you silenced?” Harry is shown speaking of his late mother. And as we are all in anticipation of hearing what the couple had to say, a body language expert, Judi James, has a thing or two to say about Meghan’s hand gestures.
Speaking to The Mirror, James said: “I think when Meghan came to the UK, Harry very much saw himself in the role of overly protective husband that knew that all hell was going to break lose in terms of press and public interest, and was desperate to protect her – albeit that she presented herself as a very confident woman.” She also added how she believes that “the tide has completely changed” and it is now Meghan who has the role of a protector in the family.
“This hand gesture that you can see, he’s got his hand on the chair and she’s placed her hand on top,” she says. “That’s almost a maternal looking gesture, it’s though it’s being used for reassurance and to let him feed off her confidence.”
Further, James says that Meghan seems more confident because she used to be an actress and is comfortable in front of the cameras, which clearly isn’t the case with Harry.
We can’t wait to watch the interview with one of the most famous couples in the entire world. I am sure you feel the same.