Meghan Markle 'pats' on Harry's shoulder and stops him from greeting guest first in subtly controlling move
Harry and Meghan Markle appeared to embody the idyll of a 'like-minded and mutually-adoring couple' when they attended the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5. Really. However, a clip of them greeting people inside the venue has raised some eyebrows about the Duchess of Sussex. She's subtly controlling, at least that is what the video suggests.
Watch the clip here.
The appearance marked the couple's first public event together since their Megxit announcement and it seemed that Harry and Meghan could get nothing wrong. They braved the rain with beaming smiles on their faces as they made their way inside the building. Even the British tabloids, which have never failed to come up with criticisms of the couple's every move in the past, did not have a single negative thing to say about their manners.
Judi James, a body language expert consulted by Daily Mail, raved about the "honeymoon style affection" that the Sussexes displayed toward each other.
"There was a new gloss to their simple but co-ordinated styling that hinted they’d upped their game in terms of A-list impact but Harry’s reddened, rounded cheeks and the gleam in his eyes suggested he was still excited to be arriving with his wife on his arm," she said.
Videos from the event showed Harry graciously taking the back seat as he invited his wife to be the first one to shake the hands of guests and staff members at the event. One of the clips showed the couple with their backs turned at the camera, happily mingling away with the people present at the event. However, this video has irked some people.
Meghan had her hand rested on Harry's back in an affectionate way as both of them engaged in various interactions. However, when Harry took a step forward to greet an attendee, the Duchess' hand slipped up to his left shoulder and she appeared to give it a gentle tug. The action was immediately followed up by Harry glancing over at his wife and apologetically making way for her to greet the attendee first.
After she was done shaking the attendee's hand, he moves forward and does the same. The gesture — albeit subtle, did give off the feeling that Meghan deliberately kept him from being the one to greet someone first.
Nevertheless, the moment passed unnoticed by most people who openly doted on the couple.