It’s been more than two years since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exited the royal family and more than one year since the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. But both still remain a hot topic among royal watchers and fans alike. And now, a body language expert has compared the Sussexes‘ gestures from when they lived in the U.K. to their behavior during their primetime special with Oprah and pointed to non-verbal signs that show how the tide has turned in their relationship.
Body language expert says Harry signaled that he was Meghan’s protector in the U.K.
Judi James is a leading body language and behavior expert, who has authored several books on her expertise. She has also offered her analysis of Meghan and Harry’s non-verbal communication on a number of occasions.
James told The Mirror that when the pair began appearing together in public on Harry’s side of the pond the prince’s gestures showed that he was very protective of Meghan.
“I think when Meghan came to the U.K., Harry very much saw himself in the role of overly protective,” James opined. “[He] knew that all hell was going to break loose in terms of press and public interest, and was desperate to protect her — albeit that she presented herself as a very confident woman.”