Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hosted the event via video link from their home in California. What did their body language show during the appearance?

While doing a solo interview, the expert suggested Meghan was able to get across her genuine passion for making a change.

However, she also showed signs of “distress” and possible discomfort at some of the topics being discussed.

Judi continued: “Meghan displayed strong levels of passion for the subject under discussion, potentially based on her own experiences.

“There was a sense of tough-talk in the way she sat with one elbow extended, performing the kind of mouth shrugs and accelerated blink rate that told us she was totally on board with the themes being discussed.


“When the idea of online ‘vitriol’ was discussed she raised both hands to chest level, closing her eyes and almost wincing as she talked.

“Sitting beside Harry, Meghan again signalled her distress at some of the themes by placing her hands over her face and first pursing her lips before biting them.”

This reaction from the mother-of-one could have been prompted by her personal experience of the topics discussed, Judi suggested.

When the royal couple sat together, their body language showed some similarities.

“Meghan rested her chin on the knuckles of one hand as she listened to her husband and Harry echoed that gesture by performing a small beard stroke as he spoke. These both suggest they are working on a deeper level than they might have done as royals.

“One telling highlight came when Harry asked what individuals could do to change the world for the better.

“A guest speaker raised the idea of political involvement, suggesting the right people should get politically involved and run for office themselves.

“There was a frozen moment from the Sussexes which could have been caused by a time delay but then they both broke out in mirrored, cheek-rounded, beaming smiles that suggested a desire to look modestly enigmatic rather than allow any leakage gestures to hint that might be an objective of theirs.”

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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.



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