PRINCE Harry looked “dominant” next to “demure” Meghan Markle who showed off a “softer side” in their first appearance since quitting the royal family, according to an expert.
Body language expert Judi James said the couple now have a “US-style polish” in how they carry themselves.
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The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, recorded a 20-second video for a Spotify live stream event to plug their Archewell Audio podcast yesterday.
It was the first time the couple have been seen since confirming they will not be returning to royal duties – and subsequently being stripped of their royal patronages.
Judi told FEMAIL how Meghan had a “demurely regal pose” for the recording, while Harry looked more “American” with “wide hand gestures and energetic delivery”.
Judi said there was “a new emphasis on making Harry look like the more dominant alpha male while Meghan sits demurely beside him, gazing in admiration.
“There is almost a switching of delivery styles from these two, with Meghan adopting a much more UK royal style of pose with her hands folded over one another on her lap as she sits close to her husband.”
Judi pointed out that pregnant Meghan, who was wearing a £2,478 Oscar de la Renta dress, took on the less dominant role.
She explained: “In earlier appearances it was often Harry squeezed down one end of the sofa while Meghan addressed the camera and led the conversations.
“Here she seems to take a much softer role to create the impression that it is Harry who is the star turn.”
Judi even said Prince Harry mirrored Donald Trump’s body movements and was “confident and enthusiastic”, with “legs splayed wide in the kind of gesture of alpha power that Donald Trump always used.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gushed over sharing vulnerabilities as they promoted their new podcast series.
They appeared alongside other A-listers including Justin Bieber, J Balvin, Brené Brown and Blackpink to feature during today’s the #SpotifyStreamOn event.
The couple – who have signed multi-million pound deals with Spotify and Netflix – said they wanted to "elevate voices" that weren't being heard.
In the clip, the former actress said they wanted to use their Archewell Audio podcast to "drive powerful conversation" with Prince Harry adding they hoped to "inspire, challenge and educate."
Meghan then tells the camera: "We created Archewell Audio to make sure we can elevate voices that maybe aren't being heard."
Harry then adds: "The biggest part of this is creating a community where you can share and encourage everybody else to share their vulnerabilities in a safe place."
It's the first time the couple have been seen since announcing they were quitting the Royal Family and would star in a tell-all interview with Oprah.
Harry, 36, appeared to be dressed casually for the appearance, wearing a simple white collared shirt and trousers.
The pair, who last week lost their honorary titles in Megxit, were introduced in the clip as "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex".
The couple are currently raising their son Archie at their new £11million Santa Barbara home – announcing last week they were expecting another baby.
And they are next expected to appear as they sit down with Oprah in a primetime special to be aired next month.
It has been reported the couple did not tell the Queen about the interview with Oprah – with pals saying "nothing will be off limits" in the chat.
The Queen had offered the couple a 12-month review after they quit the Royal Family but Harry and Meghan last week confirmed they were officially stepping down.
In a statement released moments after Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, they said: "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."
Harry and Meghan's decision puts extra strain on the family with 99-year-old Prince Philip in hospital after feeling unwell – with Harry believed to be isolating in the US so he can return to the UK if needed.
Previously, the Queen ‘decided long ago’ which royals she will give Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s titles to ‘BEFORE they quit’.
And Meghan and Prince Harry donate to Texas women’s shelter damaged in Winter Storm Uri after breaking from royals.
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