The young couple were visiting the local radio station Reprezent FM which offers employment to young people in the area. It was the second outing for the pair since they announced their engagement last year.
The 36-year-old was seen wearing a stunning outfit whilst holding onto her beau’s arm as she wore a £45 jumper from British high street designer Marks & Spencer.
But what does their body language reveal about the young couple as they adjust to life in the limelight together?
Body language expert Judi James told Express.co.uk that it appears the new royal is still adjusting to her new role: “Having swept into the royal spotlight in a wave of confidence that almost eclipsed Harry’s, Meghan’s body language signals suddenly became self-effacing and rather vulnerable during her visit to Brixton.”
It makes a change from her confidence displayed during their engagement interview: “While the bride-to-be took to her engagement interview with all the performance confidence of the Hollywood star that she is the crowds in South London seem to have overwhelmed her, making her look far more giggly, girlish and unsure.”
In one image, Meghan and Harry can be seen holding each other’s hands, which Judi explains: “It’s Meghan seeking out Harry’s hand here and the way she’s bent her torso forward and is clutching at her coat with her other hand suggests she’s in need of a bit of support.
“She reached for Harry’s hand as soon as they got out of the car which caused some suggestions he’d snubbed her when in fact she’d clearly forgotten he’d need his right hand to shake when they were greeted by their host.”
The new royal also appeared to still need Prince Harry’s help when it came to etiquette at the event. In one image of her waving to the crowd, Judie explained what it showed about Meghan: “This is a classic self-lowering, self-effacing wave to the crowd.
“It was Harry who reminded his fiancé to wave and she responded by pulling her upper arms in close to her torso and raising one hand with the palm flat.
“Her raised brows as she smiles makes her look timid here although with a flash of humour.”
Meghan also appeared to clutch her hands to her chest during the visit to Brixton, something which is called ‘hamster hands’ and is normally a submissive pose.
Judi explained further: “Its a pseudo-infantile self-diminishing gesture where the person doing it mimics cute childlike behaviour in a bid to be liked rather than attacked or criticised.
“Her smile shows she’s delighted to be there but the hand barrier and the way she’s fiddling with her engagement ring suggest there’s some anxiety to get things right, too.”
As she interacted with the crowd, she appeared to be trying to make a much more informal gesture to the crowds.
Judi explained: “Meghan uses a self-lowering technique with the crowd, focusing with her eyes but using self-effacing body language to create an impression of empathy rather than regal formality.
Meghan’s actions also showed her to be thinking of her wedding date in a few months, as the fiddled with her wayward hair.
Judi stated: “This hair-checking ritual continued inside the venue where there was no wind blowing, creating another hint that wedding nerves might have started to kick in.”
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