Meghan Markle compared to Princess Diana in ‘enigmatic’ gesture amid Oprah chat

Meghan Markle compared to Princess Diana in ‘enigmatic’ gesture amid Oprah chat

A sneak peek of the long-awaited chat was shared to CBS’ YouTube channel, showing the couple speaking to the US media mogul. While the footage sent royal fans into frenzy, an expert compared the Duchess of Sussex to her late mother-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales in a specific part of the video that highlights her “subtle mouth-smile”.

Specifically, body language expert Judi James points out the similarity in Meghan’s gesture with that of Diana during her bombshell BBC Panorama interview.

But the key difference between both moments was Diana’s “sadness”, Ms James claimed.

Ms James told MailOnline: “Meghan’s very subtle mouth-smile in response to Oprah’s dramatic claims does throw up hints of Diana’s interview back in the day.

“But while Diana’s sadness was etched on her face, Meghan’s expressions looks far more enigmatic here.”

Judging by snippets put together in the teaser, which shows the Duke and the Duchess holding hands, the body language expert highlighted Meghan’s posture as an indicator of confidence.

Ms James said: “Meghan’s poise here looks regal and suggests confidence, rather than anything more defensive and wary.

“Her back is straight and she sits central in her chair and we can see both arms splayed in a pit-bare gesture to suggest feelings of self-control rather than any self-diminishing or barrier rituals to hint she might have felt the questions were getting beyond her here.”

She added: “With the sinister-sounding music swirling about their heads to build up the drama, Meghan is presented as a silent movie star here with only a few meagre crumbs of hints about her verbal and emotional input.

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“Oprah is in full-on jaw-drop mode though, using terms like ‘silenced’ and ‘unsurvivable’ while Meghan sits, sphinx-like and beautiful, with only a head-tilt and small swallow suggesting depth of emotion in terms of her responses.”

Last week, it was announced by Buckingham Palace that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not be coming back to the Royal Family.

The couple, who later released a statement, were subsequently stripped of their military appointments and royal patronages.

Published at Tue, 02 Mar 2021 02:52:16 +0000