Meghan looked happy with the new 'submissive' Harry during first UK appearance post Megxit, says expert
'He's reaching over to her, so he's the one that's more submissive and she's holding both hands over his, so it's quite possessive, but not in a negative way'
Although most experts spoke about how Harry and Meghan gave each other the 'look of love' at the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5, one body language expert has said that the father-of-one was acting 'submissively' in front of his wife.
Despite the pair appearing much more relaxed than pre-Megxit days at the event in London, Adrianne Carter, a body language expert, who appeared on 'This Morning', opined that the Meghan that people saw at the event was drastically different from the one who married a prince two years ago and gave the monarchy its first biracial member.
"We're seeing the real Meghan now, I think we've seen the actress before," Mirror reported her saying. "Pre-2020 we saw a different Meghan."
Analyzing a photo where the couple managed to look like celestial beings as they braved the London rain with beaming smiles on their faces as they made their way to the venue, Carter said that although Meghan never left Harry's side much like a doting wife, it was a "very possessive hand-holding situation".
"Harry's reaching over to her, so he's the one that's more submissive and she's holding both hands over his, so it's quite possessive, but not in a negative way," she said. "It's just very clear to show that they are a couple and they're very happy together."
Despite the criticism, Carter said that it was quite a natural behavior for the couple.
"What was not as natural was, we talked about this earlier, was the hand on the back - that was excessive and at points it was quite uncomfortable," she said. "It's unusual. It's normally a male-dominated gesture."
A clip from the event also appeared to show a seemingly controlling side of Meghan.
Meghan had her hand rested on Harry's back in an affectionate way as both of them engaged in various interactions with guests inside the venue. 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.