Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, were snapped in New York City this week visiting One World Observatory with the city’s mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor of NY Kathy Hochul. This was the royal couple’s first public appearance since the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to their daughter Lilibet, on June, 4. Body language expert Judi James exclusively told Express.co.uk how “nervous” Meghan and Harry were and at times they looked “awkward” when posing for photographs.
A member of the public also shouted “beautiful Meghan, I love you!” When they exited the building and Meghan smiled, replying: “Thank you.”
Looking at the images taken, Judi spoke about the couple’s body language with each other and individually.
Judi said: “Dressed in black and adopting some moments of suitably sombre body language to suit the venue and site they were visiting, Harry and Meghan also showed some signs of awkwardness or nerves for their first public outing together since the birth of their daughter.
“Harry, in particular, performed some jacket-touching rituals and barrier gestures to suggest he was slightly ill-at-ease in front of the press cameras and some of his small touches, like the steering gesture on Meghan’s back and the back-touches inside the venue, as well as a couple of glances and words to her as they posed, suggested either a need for or a need to offer reassurance.
Meghan and Harry are no longer senior royals in the British royal family.
And despite surrendering their royal patronages and military appointments, the couple is still keen to carry out public appearances for issues and charities close to their hearts.
It was announced earlier this week the couple would be attending Saturday’s Global Citizen Live from Central Park “to continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere”.