Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 this year. That is why funs and media very attentively follow everything that happens around the story of the Hollywood Cinderella.
We all have our habits, whether it’s biting our nails or cracking our knuckles.
And eagle-eyed Meghan Markle fans have noticed the American actress has one of her own – touching her hair, a lot.
Despite years of experience on the red carpet, the former Suits star, 36, has been spotted regularly raising her hand to her face and fiddling with her locks during public appearances with Prince Harry.
But is there any significance to the common gesture? One body language expert certainly thinks so.
Elizabeth Kuhnke, a positive impact coach and author of Body Language: Learn how to read others and communicate with confidence, claims it’s a mechanism for coping with the pressures of being a royal.
She told Femail: “It’s a physical and psychological calming gesture when feeling stressed, uncomfortable or stressed.
According to a body language expert, it is a soothing, calming gesture
“It’s the adult version of a child clutching favourite toy, mother’s skirt or father’s hand when feeling anxious and not knowing what to do or say.”
Apparently it’s the fact that Meghan does it so frequently while in public with her fiancé that makes it a protective gesture.
“When feeling nervous – knowing millions of people are watching and judging – tilting one’s head down and playing with hair is a tell of the psychological state of the need to shield or protect herself,” she explained.
Elizabeth pointed out that while Meghan is experienced at being in the spotlight, she is now finding her way in a new public position.
While her adoring fans once identified her with her role as Rachel Zane in Suits, she’s now being viewed and judged as herself.
Meghan is experienced at being in the spotlight, but is now finding her way in a new public position
“Every movement, gesture and clothing choice is being scrutinised,” said Elizabeth.
“She is no longer representing herself as an actress, she is being judged for her suitability as a member of the royal family.”
Fellow body language expert Blanca Cobb added that Meghan’s hair touching is a “soothing gesture”.
However it can also be a sign of confidence.
Bianca told Cosmopolitan: “With her head tilted, exposing her neck, which is a vulnerable part of the body, and hip pop, Meghan oozes allure.