One body language expert claimed Harry and Meghan “made the drama” so that the Netflix cam crew filmed their every move.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were all smiles as they met wounded veterans and jumped into mini Land Rovers on the first day of the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, today.
The royal couple’s visit marks their return to Europe after fleeing to California during the Megasite, and the couple are also reported to have visited the Queen.
Speaking to MailOnline, body language expert Judi James explained: “As any reality star knows, it’s impossible for a camera crew to follow you closely without being aware of your body language responses and perhaps add to the drama consciously or subconsciously as you analyze internally how each scene is. Will look into the final production.
“Emotions should be clearly visible and translatable as you record your performance, which can often lead to exaggerated or exaggerated rituals.
However, Meghan seems perfect for her body language messages here, matching excitement, cheerfulness and enthusiasm as she responds to the sports she is watching.
She and Harry have a powerful moment of reflexology when they watch the drive and they both gasp in surprise, both rotating in a symmetrical ‘Oh’ of surprise that embodies a special experience.
Pictured, Harry and Meghan interact during a driving challenge at the Invictus Games on April 16, 2022.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hold hands in the Jaguar Land Rover driving challenge
“Even their reflective shadows define the picture perfectly, where we can see what they’re looking at at the same time we see their responses.”
James continued, “There is clear clarity about Meghan’s body language as she uses different ways to signal emotional upbeat, from the faded jeans reminding fans of their first public appearances as a couple before they were married to the double buckle we’re bonding with.” In the engagement interview, where she holds Harry’s hand and then places her free hand on his arm to increase the message of affection and togetherness.
Her ‘royal’ portrait of the official portraits of the US delegation bears echoes of the induction training she did with the Queen, her straight back, elegant handshakes and even the position of her ‘oblique duchess’ legs, suggesting that she still maintains many of these. Attributes of her time in the royal company, her handshake with the Roman squad was as sweet as the handshake that Diana used to do, with the handshake of the shoulder. And social modesty trembling.
Even Meghan’s head tilt was akin to the friendly, shy tie Diana would add to her welcome ritual.
In the photo, Harry and Meghan met Pete Buttigieg on Friday, along with the rest of the US delegation.
Megan shook hands with a member of the Romanian team on the first day of the Invictus Games
While Meghan is seen using animated gestures to show her pride and enthusiasm about the event, even at one point looking at Harry waving her hands as if trying to signal him to do the same, Harry’s responses are somewhat more complex, suggesting that he suffers from Mixed feelings at the event and possibly at the UK meeting that preceded it.
She added, “So far, Harry’s body language has appeared to oscillate between the emotional climax of being with the people he loves at his love event and something that feels even more sad and profound at times.”
“He came at a steady pace with the confidence of a leader, but the emotional side of the event today seems to have affected him along with the excitement of the sport itself.
“His emotional display at the arrival ceremony showed that he seemed more dazed or choked with tears than ever before. Watching the arrivals, we see his eyebrows furrowed and his lips drooping in a sign of growing emotion before we see that special moment where his head falls looking sunken, his right hand Fisting and then fidgeting in a ritual of fun, Megan puts her hand on her palm, and the handshake appears to be supportive.
“As Meghan smiles and cheers, she can be seen with her hands stuffed into Jean’s pockets.”
Harry arrives in his car with a sad facial expression and the wave is a ‘greeting’ that is turned on in part and seems hesitant thanks to the way his elbow remains propped against the car door.
The wave of Harry arriving in his car comes with a sad facial expression and the wave is a “greeting” that is partly represented and seems hesitant thanks to the way his elbow remains resting on the car door.
As Megan smiles and cheers, he can be seen with his hands in Jean’s pockets and when you give him the blanket alerts, he simply tilts his head to listen without any obvious eye contact.
Even speaking to the organizers or the hosts, he has folded his arms, and once again does not use eye contact.
“These moments indicate a deeper emotion behind her apparent joy and love for the event and its participants, while Megan’s performances seem simpler and more straightforward.”