"Uncomfortable" Prince Harry seemed "unfortunate" and "tense" when speaking with Meghan Markle in a new video about the US elections, a body language expert has revealed.
The 36-year-old Duke and 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex caused a stir when they appeared on a Time 100 video yesterday asking American citizens to register to attend Meghan's "most important choice of our lives" Choice to participate.
Speaking from his $ 14 million Santa Barbara mansion, Prince Harry urged voters to "reject hate speech" and admitted that he was not eligible to vote. He added that he never voted in the UK either, where convention dictates that royals stay out of politics.
Body language expert Judi James analyzed the footage of the discussion for FEMAIL and found that Prince Harry looked "uncomfortable" and "tense" because he would be "aware of the possible consequences of his comments in Britain and the Royal Family" .
Judi stated that the Duke used "distraction rituals" that reflected his "discomfort" and built up throughout the video to the point where he made a "ripped ankle" gesture that can be viewed as a "self-attack ritual" step up when you can't attack the person you are angry at. & # 39;
Meanwhile, she said Meghan apparently "pinched" Prince Harry with her position on the bench and she "checked the news" while the Duke speaks.
"Uncomfortable" Prince Harry, 36, appeared to be "unfortunate" and "tense" when he spoke to Meghan Markle, 39, about the US elections, a body language expert revealed
Speaking to FEMAIL, Judi remarked, “Harry and Meghan seem to prefer to dress their more rebellious actions in a friendly, down-to-earth normal, which means it may take a while to realize what they're doing here is game. change in relation to the royal company. & # 39;
At the beginning of the video, Judi stated, “There is no apparent tension in Harry's posture as he sits slightly slumped next to his wife, who is in a much more regal, elegant, and senior posture that exudes confidence and a sense of control.
"Harry is even staged at some point by a large black dog wandering the garden behind him, which is yet another signal of projected casual normalcy."
But Judi added the dynamic between the pair that indicated "strong undercurrents".
The body language expert explained, “Space is linked to power and status, and again it's Meghan who has the majority of the space on this bench.
"Their US messages tend to come from a passion born of their own experience, but with this polling narrative, Harry is back to the underdog again and his 'wedged-in' appearance seems to reflect that.
"Meghan has room on the bench to move around and straighten her legs diagonally, but Harry eventually leans over the arm of the bench to allow any straddling."
Judi added that the distance may indicate an awareness on the part of Prince Harry that he wants to avoid looking like the lead character during the conversation.
Judi said the "confident" Duchess of Sussex was checking the important news during the segment when the Duke spoke
She said, "It is possible that he still has to look more like the guest than the host here in order not to look like someone talking on a subject that does not involve him personally."
"The fall-out effect can be counter-intuitive when Obama briefed British voters about Brexit and possibly pushed the vote in favor of Brexit, even though the US president is very popular in the UK."
While Meghan takes up more bench space, Prince Harry also uses distraction rituals throughout the conversation that reflect his discomfort.
"This may look like a deeply sympathetic couple pushing people to vote, but Harry would have been aware of the potential ramifications in the UK and in his own family," Judi explained.
“His distraction rituals seem to reflect this and indicate a certain level of discomfort. His mouth pulls into a partially oxbow shape in a micro-gesture that could signal a slight regret.
The Duchess left the Duke "locked up" on the bench, where, according to Judi, she took most of the room in a "confident" pose while he looked "slumped"
"His knees are splayed out to suggest confidence and authority, but it's a shortened gesture in terms of strength as his legs are held together at the ankle."
She continued, “There is stuttering and shuffling of the eyes, suggesting tension and an accumulation of distraction signals, even including a torn ankle gesture at one point.
"Like nail biting, knuckle cracking can be a shifting or self-attacking ritual that occurs when you cannot attack the person you are angry at."
Meanwhile, Judi said that Prince Harry apologized when he said he couldn't vote but apparently left the door open for future elections.
She explained, “Harry takes on a more apologetic tone when he says he can't vote in the US, but he quickly shows that he has lost nothing in moving to the US when he tells his audience, that he can't choose Britain anyway.
"The emphasis on the word" this "suggests that he could be up in the air in the next US election."
Meanwhile, Judi also pointed out a point where Prince Harry was playing with his wedding ring, indicating that he is relying on Meghan for support and comfort
While Prince Harry is "tense and uncomfortable" during the conversation, Meghan appears much more at home and shows "trust rituals".
"Meghan is the quieter powerhouse here and her upright posture and her round, apple-cheeked smile signal a kind of serene self-confidence and affection for her audience," revealed Judi.
"Her delivery is smoother than Harry's, but there is evidence that she is checking the messages while he speaks, suggesting an arrangement between them and a mutual agreement on their points."
Judi continued, "When Harry mentions that she cannot choose, her smile fades and her eyes flicker slightly, making it seem like she is assessing this point and issue."
Meanwhile, the body language expert said Meghan and Harry appeared rehearsed in the discussion and determined to keep their messages accurate.
She said, "Meghan rubs her leg in one place instead of avoiding staging her husband. This self-comfort and distraction ritual suggests that even in a friendly, casual conversation, the couple are interested in getting their important messages and delivery right.
Meghan Markle's political message
Over the past few weeks, Meghan has attended several interviews and summits. She was reportedly “frustrated” with her inability to engage in politics while serving as a Senior Royal.
This week, feminist activist Gloria Steinem announced that Markle had joined her in calling out Americans and pushing them to vote.
Steinem told Access Hollywood, “She came home to vote. The first thing we did and why she came to see me was that we were seated at the dining table where I am and we gave the voters cold calls. & # 39;
"Said" Hello, I'm Meg "and" Hello, I'm Gloria "and" Will you choose? "That was your initiative."
Meghan also told Steinem she was "so excited" that Kamala Harris, a mixed race colleague, was nominated for vice president, in another strong hint that she supports the Democratic ticket.
Meanwhile, she has also recorded voter appeals boldly calling on women in the United States to vote in the 2020 presidential election. Speaking at an online voter summit about the need for "change", she told attendees, "If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem."
"When Meghan's smile partially dies at the very end after they say goodbye, it looks like another indication of this importance to them."
Buckingham Palace washed hands with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after telling Americans today to vote out Trump.
A spokesman said he refused to comment on "not a working member of the royal family" in a stinging response to the couple.
It comes after royal insiders said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex crossed a line by talking about the November 3rd US election.
Prince Harry urged voters to "reject hate speech" while Meghan called the presidential race the "most important choice of our lives".
In a Time 100 video message apparently filmed from their California home, Harry admitted he was not eligible to vote – adding that he had never voted in the UK either, where convention dictates that royals break away from the Keep away from politics.
While Harry and Meghan did not name their preferred candidate, many viewers found it "obvious" that they supported Joe Biden towards Donald Trump – although a source close to Harry denied it.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “We would not comment on it. The Duke is not a working member of the royal family and any comments he makes are made on a personal basis. & # 39;
Royal experts told MailOnline the couple should give up their titles and sever ties with the monarchy for good if they wanted to comment on US politics, while insiders told Times Palace staff they were concerned about their intervention.
MailOnline Editor-in-Chief Piers Morgan said: "Prince Harry poked his woken up nose into the US election and effectively told Americans to vote against President Trump, which is totally unacceptable to a member of the royal family."
Former Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker, author of And What Do You Do? What the royal family doesn't want you to know, Harry said, is that he shouldn't talk about US politics while he's still a “representative” of the UK.
“I think it is appropriate for every private individual to comment on the US elections. The problem is that Harry has retained his HRH status and is not a private citizen, but still a representative of this country, ”Baker told MailOnline.
“He has to stop gaining a foothold in both camps – royally when it suits him, and privately when it doesn't.
"Or to turn the old sentence upside down, I agree with what he says but disagree with his right to say it."