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Meghan Markle, 39, featured in a pre-recorded message from her $14 million Californian mansion at the star-studded Vax Live telecast on Saturday in which she claimed COVID has wiped out a generation of progress for women of color.
Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL, Judi James, explained: ‘In a sea of hard-hitters like rap stars, rock stars and world leaders, Meghan appeared on screen looking demure, elegant and rather regal on her country bench.’
‘The phrase “my husband and I” sounded formal considering Harry had previously been striding across the stage with his name up in lights, but it was a signature quote from The Queen and that style of presence was endorsed by Meghan’s upright but static pose and her kindly, maternal mouth smile.’
Meghan Markle looked ‘nervous’ and replicated the Queen’s style in her first appearance since Oprah Winfrey bombshell interview, body language expert Judi James claimed
According to Judi, while Prince Harry’s performance showed his ‘rock star-style confidence is on the rise,’ in contrast, the normally perfectly at ease Meghan (pictured) did show a ‘trace of nerves’ – indicated by her self-comfort thumb rub gesture
However, according to Judi, while Prince Harry’s performance showed his ‘rock star-style confidence is on the rise,’ in contrast, the normally perfectly at ease Meghan did show a ‘trace of nerves.’
She went on to say how Meghan, who is expecting her second child and could be seen sitting on a bench – perhaps a plug for her new children’s book of the same name – looked very similar in posing terms to her Oprah interview.
‘Her nerves were shown via her self-comfort thumb rub gesture,’ explained the body language expert. ‘Even that gesture has regal echoes as it is a favourite of Camilla’s cradling but cupping or touching her bump.’
However, Judi notes that as Meghan’s address went on she seemed to’ relax slightly.’
‘She displayed some of the signs of passion for her cause that we have seen before, including a part-raised finger of control and some subtle head tilts,’ the body language expert added.
During the appearance on Saturday, pregnant Meghan said: ‘As campaign chairs of Vax Live, my husband and I believe it’s critical that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, but particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic.’
According to Judi, while Prince Harry’s performance (pictured) showed his ‘rock star-style confidence is on the rise,’ in contrast, the normally perfectly at ease Meghan did show a ‘trace of nerves.’ The concert took place last Sunday and a telecast of the event aired in the US on Saturday
It was the Duchess’s first appearance on American television since her and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah back in March (pictured)
‘Women, and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out.’
Cradling her large baby bump in a red floral blouse, Meghan continued: ‘My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter. It’s a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world.
‘When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and support to lead us forward.’
The Vax Live concert took place at Los Angeles’ Lo-Fi stadium this past Sunday. Prince Harry appeared in person, but Meghan reportedly pulled out at the last minute.
However, her brief recorded statement aired at the conclusion of the concert’s telecast – which was aired across multiple TV channels in the US on Saturday night.
It was the Duchess’s first appearance on American television since her and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah back in March.