Meghan Markle body language 'different' as she tries to show 'true self' in latest speech

Meghan Markle appeared virtually from her home as she made a 15 minute speech at the summit. During the rare appearance, she opened up about her experiences with the digital world.

Commenting on her body language and speaking style, Judi suggested there was a notable shift in her delivery compared to recent appearances.

She told “This is a rather different Meghan from the one we have during some of her recent appearances, where she has been sporting a more ethereal, ‘guru’ style of delivery, sitting straight on to camera and speaking in a way that suggests she is passing on her wisdom.

“This Meghan appears more casual, with an elbow up on the sofa cushion and her shirt sleeves rolled up.

“And with a delivery that suggests a mix of defensiveness and regret at some of the things that have been said about her.”


During the short speech, Judi said the mother-of-one may have opened up about her personal experiences more than she has previously.

The Duchess of Sussex commented on what she has been through as she spoke about the digital world.

“At times she looks away and shakes her head, performing a mouth-shrug at the thought of some of the online attacks,” the expert continued.

“She speaks of having been ‘in tears’ and even explains why one of her talks was ‘not polished’.

“The arm-splay suggests a desire to show power and her verbal delivery is – apart from some dramatic pauses to frame her thoughts or to picture the problems she is describing – wordy and delivered with strength.

“One of her themes here seems to be ‘authenticity’ and in some ways this clip seems to endorse what is rumoured to be a desire to show her true self to the public.”

By opening up about her experiences, the expert claimed the royal could be hoping to show another side of herself.

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Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile

Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.


Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.

She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.

Charity and humanitarian work

Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.

And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.


In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.

But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.

She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.

And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.

They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Meghan’s heritage

Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.

Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.

She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.