If you have been worried after learning about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s lawsuit against the British press, have been wondering if Meghan is okay given the amount of scrutiny she’s been under in recent months, and are beyond curious to know how this has affected your favourite royal couple’s demeanour in public, I actually have some real good news for you!
Earlier today, Meghan and Harry made their first formal royal appearance of the month at Westminster Abbey for Remembrance Day, a day where members of the royal family publicly pay respect to heroic efforts and achievements made in war. This appearance also marks the first time Meghan has made a formal royal appearance since giving that particularly eye-opening interview with The Telegraph, where she admitted she ‘doesn’t want people to love her.’
Between that and the lawsuit news, it’s pretty safe to say there are multiple issues weighing on Meghan’s and Harry’s minds, and it directly translated into their body language at today’s event, according to body-language expert Blanca Cobb. Let’s discuss!
Here, we have a lovely picture of Meghan looking at Harry with the utmost adoration. (Sidebar: I definitely want a man to look at me the way Meghan looks at Harry! ?)
According to Cobb, Meghan basically appears to be in her own world, and Harry is at the centre of it.’It’s really obvious there’s only one person who has Meghan’s attention, and that’s her husband, Harry,” she said.’Along with what Meghan and Harry have said about media scrutiny, this image shows that they’re pulling into themselves. They’re still going to engage with the public, but they’re doing so at a distance.’
Next up, we have this image of Harry and Meghan walking alongside each other in the Remembrance Day ceremony. I know it doesn’t look like much at first glance, but Cobb says Harry is doing his best to keep a protective eye on Meghan.
‘This picture shows a polite disconnect from the public,’ Cobb explained. ‘Meghan is looking down, but Harry is looking in Meghan’s direction. Meghan is the only person who is truly behind Harry, so it’s safe to say he is checking in on his wife.’
Perhaps the most telling pic is this last one—are you ready? Cobb hypothesizes that Meghan’s gaze tells that she is removed from the general public at the event, but because of how similar Meghan’s and Harry’s stances are, they still feel very one with each other.
‘This is a formal event, but instead of looking straight ahead, Meghan is choosing to glance down,’ Cobb said. ‘This is a way of disengaging, but it’s still very respectful toward the public. Meghan and Harry have similarities in their stances and how they’re holding their hands, so that lets us know they’re very emotionally connected to each other.’
Oh, but that’s not all! Let’s circle back to that quote about Meghan saying she ‘doesn’t want people to love her.’ Cobb had a lottt of insight about how that impacted her stance, basically saying the media scrutiny Meghan has experienced has caused her to adjust her approach.
‘If you want someone to perceive you in a certain way, you’re going to act accordingly. I always think that both Meghan and Harry have been very professional with the public. After the media scrutiny, the public’s perception alters, so Meghan will act or show mannerisms that she thinks will allow her to get more respect.’
There ya have it, folks—Meghan and Harry, given the recent tumultuous events, are drawing back from the public in subtle ways and adjusting their behaviours in light of the scrutiny.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US
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