Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Surprising Secrets Their Body Language Reveals About Their Relationship

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially debuted their relationship in September 2017, all eyes have been on the couple. Any time they step out in public, they appear totally ready to be in front of the camera and fulfill their royal duties.

Despite the crowds of people surrounding them, Harry and Markle clearly show their feelings toward each other in public. Body language experts have revealed these surprising secrets about their relationship, from how Harry protects Markle (page 5) to the way they share one-on-one moments with each other (page 7).

1. They mirror each other’s movements

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend a street dance class

It’s subtle, but it counts. | Geoff Pugh/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Harry and Markle are apparently so in sync, they’ve begun copying each other’s movements. Body language expert Darren Stanton told The Independent, “When people are getting on well either as friends, colleagues, or as romantic partners, we see a naturally occurring process called matching and mirroring.”

He added, “It’s when two or more people match each other’s postures, gestures, and behaviors. [Harry and Markle] are very much in this state a lot of the time indicating genuine deep rapport between the two.”

Next: Their engagement interview revealed a lot about them.

2. They can’t keep their eyes off of each other

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's BBC engagement interview

They were frequently caught staring at one another during this interview. | BBC News

During Harry and Markle’s engagement interview, Stanton couldn’t help but notice how connected the couple was. They made prolonged eye contact throughout the interview, which is a clear sign of love.

Stanton explained, “It’s clear from that gesture alone the two are truly in love and besotted with each other.” Even though Markle took the lead in much of the interview, Stanton pointed out, “She looks at Harry after answering a question to gain confirmation he’s happy, too.”

Next: Are their smiles fake or genuine?

3. Their smiles are genuine

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

They seem very, very happy together. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

When Harry and Markle are smiling around each other, Stanton believes it’s totally real.

“A smile is the most faked emotion which can conceal or mask boredom, fatigue, or anxiety, but all of the footage I have seen of the royal couple comes over as being very genuine,” he explained.

Next: They gave off clear vibes when they officially debuted their relationship.

4. They’re comfortable and confident around each other

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

This first public outing was a telling one. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

When Harry and Markle stepped out at the September 2017 Invictus Games, we could tell they felt totally comfortable around each other. Body language expert Blanca Cobb explains exactly why they gave off such warm vibes.

“When you cross your leg toward someone, you’re accepting them into your comfort zone,” Cobb told Cosmopolitan. Markle is showing a “sign of connectedness” with her positioning. Even though Markle’s arms are crossed, her fingers are relaxed. “With relaxed fingers, you’re saying that you’re feeling all right,” Cobb explained.

Harry’s posture proves he was feeling good about himself next to Markle. According to Cobb, “Confident people take up space, and confident men tend to sit with the legs spread apart.”

Next: Here’s how Harry protects Markle in public.

5. Harry subtly protects Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement

This is a protective gesture from Harry. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

During their engagement announcement photos, Harry made sure to keep Markle protected. With his arm in front of Markle’s body, Cobb explains that he’s “taking the lead in the relationship” and subtly shielding her.

“The partner whose hand is on top is typically the one who’s in charge or the dominant partner in the relationship,” which Cobb pointed out is usually Harry.

Next: This is where Harry stands in Markle’s priorities.

6. Harry is Markle’s priority

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Attend The 'Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony

They securely hold hands. | Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Body language expert Patti Wood also took notice of Harry and Markle’s hand-holding techniques. Wood told Elite Daily, “We know … this is their way of holding hands. It’s very nicely intertwined, but neither person is holding on too tight. It’s very level if you look at it straight on. It just says that they are very comfortable being interlaced with one another.”

Wood also pointed out, “I’ve noticed that women in certain settings put the purse inside … I always love it when a woman holds a hand on the inside and doesn’t have a purse in the way.” She added, “It says that [Harry’s] more important than anything else.”

Next: They somehow manage to find time for themselves in public.

7. They share one-on-one moments in public

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local school children during a visit to Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

This is a genuinely happy moment between them. | Hannah McKay-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Harry and Markle aren’t afraid to have “moments” that are just between each other in public. Wood explained of the photo above, “If you look at all the muscles, they are just pulled upward, all the way up to her forehead. Her eyebrows are raised up — and then the open-mouth, front-teeth-showing smile.” She added, “This is very spontaneous; this is not a painted-on smile.”

Markle’s slight hand gesture speaks volumes to Wood. She noted, “If you look at her hand, you see how it’s actually touching him, and the fingers are very relaxed. She’s doing that little touch, the ‘can you believe it?’ touch, where you’re having this moment, and you’re sharing it with your partner, so you need to touch them so they feel exactly what you’re feeling.”

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