Meghan Markle looked like a “goddess” in New York City on Tuesday night, according to a body language expert who spoke exclusively to Express co uk.
Meghan Markle, 41, looked radiant on Tuesday evening as she attended the Women of Vision Gala, which benefits the Ms. Foundation for Women and feminist movements, in New York. The Duchess of Sussex, who wore a gold Johanna Ortiz dress, received the 2023 Women of Vision award from Gloria Steinem at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.
Judi James, a professional body language expert, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk to explain how the Duchess’s body language evolved through the evening as a solo star, a wife and also as a daughter.
She claimed: “Meghan appeared to be in full ‘goddess’ mode with her golden sheath dress and swept-over hairstyle.
“But her body language signals three different states of signalling as she changes her poses on the red carpet.”
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Judi opined: “There is a contrast of messages here, with Meghan’s open, symmetric smile and facial expression suggesting straightforward pride, honour and happiness to be speaking and accepting her award.
“Her neck is slightly stretched to reflect this message but her shoulders are relaxed to signal confidence and the ‘upturned V’ gap beneath her armpits is also a reflection of authentic confidence.
“Her finger-touch hand clasp creates a more unassuming partial-barrier though, as though wanting to look humbled by the award rather than overly proud.”
Posing as a trio
Judi added: “In family mode though, Meghan’s left arm is held straight to signal pride in her family unit.
“Harry is placed in the middle of this family group and with his arms held out behind Doria and Meghan’s backs he appears to be keen to show unity with a virtual hug.
“His smile looks rather sweet and bashful here, as though returning that sense of pride with interest.”
Meghan and Harry
Judi suggested: “It’s so interesting that Meghan has decided to adopt a pose that seems to honour Harry here on a night where she was the star.
“Her upward gaze of what looks like adoration would be flattering and suggest he is her hero rather than the other way round.
“Her feet have closed together to make her look a little more submissive.
“Meanwhile Harry’s direct eye stare to the camera and his asymmetric, lop-sided smile suggests that, as well as being proud of his wife, he’s also loving her flattering attention here.”
For footwear, she opted for Tom Ford heels to match the Duke of Sussex’s dashing black shoes from the same brand.
The Duchess also accessorised with a Carolina Herrera bag. Doria, on the other hand, wore a black mini-dress for the occasion.
She paired this with a pair of Tabitha Simmons heels which her daughter had worn before.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK