Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement has aroused as much interest as only the royals can inspire, making them one of the highlights of 2017.
While royal weddings have always been a source of great interest for us, this wedding is even more special due to the fact that Meghan Markle is a divorced biracial American actress. Fairy tales can come true, and the world can change for the better, no matter how many eyebrows are raised in the meantime.
While the royal couple has made a few public appearances, most of them have been monitored closely by professional photographers and experts whose job it is to make sure that you’re watching what you’re supposed to be watching. Still, body language experts believe that all pictures, no matter how monitored they are, reveal the true nature of couples, how they act around each other, their level of comfort, and their dynamic within the relationship.
Cosmopolitan had a talk with Blanca Cobb, a North Carolina based body language professional (yes, this is a thing) and these are some of the most interesting facts they uncovered:
The Roles In Their Relationship
While the couple’s engagement photos were posed and manipulated by expert photographers who do this sort of thing for a living, the images reveal interesting patterns within the couple’s dynamic. According to Cobb, the fact that Harry sits on a step above Meghan means that he has a more pronounced position in the relationship. The simple gesture of his cheek touching Meghan’s head is also a display of affection and intimacy.
As for Meghan’s positioning on the image, Cobb believes that the placing of her elbow is a classy yet sexy way of claiming territory and suggesting intimacy. We’re all blushing here.
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While this image is still a part of the same photo shoot, it looks a little more loose and relaxed than the previous photo, allowing for the couple’s personality to shine through. Like with the previous photo, Harry takes the lead here, walking a little ahead of Meghan and concealing some of her body with his. Cobb believes this is a form of protectiveness and of being assertive. Meghan holds his hand and arm, suggesting security, safety, and wanting to be closer to him.
More Natural Poses
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This photo is much less posed and professional than the previous ones, and it shows a Harry that’s more comfortable with facing and saluting large crowds, waving at them, and angling his body in their direction. Meghan stays a little behind, smiling comfortably. Cobb also claims the fact that they’re standing so close suggests intimacy and love.