Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, were seen together in New York attending the Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park and later visiting a school in Harlem. Body language expert Judi James exclusively told Express.co.uk how Harry’s nice gestures towards his wife “weren’t returned.”
Body language expert Judi James explained: “There was a new air of solo power and influence about Meghan’s body language during her ‘adventure’ in New York.
“The shy-looking young bride clinging to her husband’s arm in the UK had gone and in her place were signals of resilience, determination and confidence.
“Her red outfit echoed the more corporate look we saw in her poses for Time magazine.
“Walking ahead of Harry here she looks fully in CEO mode and she even carried a file in her arm closest to Harry to set a more business like tone,” Judi explained.
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“Her walk was brisk and she looked like a woman on a mission.”
She continued: “As they posed for the press Harry performed his signature back rubs and eye gaze but the gesture wasn’t returned as Meghan held her eyes to the cameras with a more serious expression.
“Even when Harry offers a hand as she navigates the stair in heels she looks determined to make the descent free from any help.
“The couple’s PDAs were still a feature of this ‘adventure’ but they were less constant than when they were doing royal tours.”
Judi explained: “Here they looked less vigorously bonded together.
“Even when Meghan took to the stage in a white shift dress that could have signalled a return to the romantic double-act she stood on stage with her mic clutched in her right hand.
“Looking passionate about her cause as she performed her solo words.”
She continued: “The crown screamed approval when Harry referred to ‘My wife’.
The body language suggested Meghan ignored Harry’s “need for reassurance”.
Judi explained: “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’s lack of response on one occasion suggested that first-outing nerves might have been affecting her too,” she continued.
“Apart from some small smiles and low waves to the fans though the couple looked unusually awkward for most of the poses,” Judi added.