Marriage and an impending fatherhood have turned bad boy Prince Harry into a ball of anxiety and nerves. Per body language expert Judi James, “Harry lost the boyish fun facial expressions that always made him look so naughty and adopted a more adult, serious mode as he changed states to husband and then father.”
Mom-to-be Meghan Markle, on the other hand, seems to be flourishing in marriage and motherhood. Judi says the Duchess shows “unmasked joy and pride” about the current state of her life.
According to body language expert Judi James, if there truly is a feud between the Fab Four, it would be hard for them to hide the feelings of animosity, even behind “polite smiles and greeting rituals.”
Judi referenced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent outing and said the couple appeared “chill” and while Harry tends to show “protective back-touches” their body language did not appear to be hiding any hostility. She added that Meghan seemed to have her signature “confident” and “dominant” self with some “gestures of ownership for her husband and her bump.”
Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle may be rubbing off on his older brother. As of late, Prince William and Duchess Kate have been deviating from their usual no PDA rule. According to body language expert Judi James, the couple seems “altogether less formal than they did even a few months ago.” Just last month, Kate was seen placing her hand on her husband’s leg and William was spotted with his hand resting on his wife’s back. Judi believes that Meghan’s “determinedly tactile behavior with Harry” influences William and Kate. While some think the affection stems from just having their third child, Judi says oh no, “it’s a Meghan thing.”
Meghan Markle is being scolded for a lack of royal etiquette. The Duchess has a habit of putting her hands in her pockets, which is apparently “too casual” and “a step too far” according to a royal etiquette expert. However, body language expert Judi James told OK! that the common gesture “signals a subliminal desire to hide, especially when the hands are shoved deep into the pockets.” Judi added that Prince Charles, Prince Harry and even Prince George have been photographed hiding their hands, but Meghan is notable because she is the first royal woman to do it regularly.