Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were back on the red carpet in New York City on Wednesday, November 10. However, body language expert Judi James noted that the two seemed different.
"Harry and Meghan’s body language here suggests a conflict of interests between radiant red carpet A-listers and ‘been there, done-it, naff-off press’ royals," she wrote for The Mirror. "After their heartfelt pleas this week for press privacy and the damage caused by social media, they perform their red carpet walk like twin galleons, all upright elegance with eyes diverted away from the cameras and their focus fixed instead on the people waiting to meet them. Their signature hand clasp is in place here, with Harry’s hand on top and pushed slightly back as though keen to protect his wife."
She continued, "Meghan’s dress is a clear jaw-dropper of a show-stopper though, with its plunging neckline (complete with pinned poppy) and super-dramatic train. At the end of their appearance, with her back turned to the cameras, she appears to throw in a classic celebrity red carpet pose when she glances back over her shoulder with a rather knowing smile that includes one raised eyebrow and sideways eyes. There’s even a small hunch of the shoulder to suggest a playful moment for the fans and the press."
James noted that Harry was "focused on his chats."
"He even appears to tread on his wife’s train and appears unfazed as she throws him a loving smile and a couple of arm touches to warn him where the carpet ends and the dress begins," she said. "Harry seems to be keen to usher everyone off the red carpet and into the function, going into steering or even sheepdog mode as he splays his arms and his hands out to shepherd everyone inside with what looks like an air of impatience. He even uses one hand in a part shrug to show Meghan — a more upbeat-looking Meghan — that they need to be getting inside."
The 37-year-old presented the Intrepid Valor Awards to five service members, veterans and military families "living with the invisible wounds of war."