Meghan Markle Reportedly Does 1 Gesture When She Is ‘Ignored’ by Others, Body Language Expert Says

Like many royals and celebrities, Meghan Markle often maintains a certain image when in the public eye. As such, it can be difficult to tell how she is feeling at any moment.

However, many body language experts have tried to figure out deeper meanings behind some of her behavioral patterns. According to one expert, the Duchess of Sussex has a gesture she often makes when feeling “ignored.”

Meghan Markle looking on, wearing a blue-and-white striped shirt with her hair up
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Meghan Markle’s body language has been analyzed many times

During her time as a working royal from 2018 to 2020, Meghan appeared in public numerous times. Even after moving to California, Meghan continued to appear in interviews or other events. As such, body language experts have had a lot of material to work with.

For example, Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, show a lot of PDA when out and about. Some experts believe the couple often display a strong connection to one another, even when they are interacting with other people.

During their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey in early 2021, body language gurus also shared that Meghan seemed very confident and poised.

Meghan Markle reportedly does 1 gesture when she is ‘ignored’ by others

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By a lot of accounts, Meghan is very outgoing and sociable. However, this means that, occasionally, some people might not want to talk to her as she does with them. According to body language expert Jesús Enrique Rosas (who also goes by The Body Language Guy on social media), there have been a couple of times when an incident like this was caught on camera.

In a recent YouTube video, Rosas alleged Meghan was “ignored” by other performers during a stage performance of “White Christmas” as a part of Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour in 2014. Then, in 2019, this reportedly happened again at the U.S. Open when Meghan was talking to Serena Williams’ mother, who “acted like Meghan did not exist.”

Rosas pointed out that, whenever Meghan is “ignored by others,” she does a “sandwich claw.” This involves simply clasping her hands together. As seen in the clips Rosas presented, Meghan did this both during the Christmas performance and while talking to Serena Williams’ mother.

It should be noted that whether Meghan was actively “ignored” or not is simply speculations from onlookers. No one involved in these situations has spoken out about what was really happening.

Meghan Markle once allegedly ignored Prince Harry’s need for reassurance

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Meghan might have also experienced things from the other side as well. According to body language expert Judi James, when she and Prince Harry were in New York City in September 2021, Meghan might have overlooked Harry’s signals of his nervousness.

“Harry, in particular, performed some jacket-touching rituals and barrier gestures to suggest he was slightly ill-at-ease in front of the press cameras and some of his small touches, like the steering gesture on Meghan’s back and the back-touches inside the venue, as well as a couple of glances and words to her as they posed, suggested either a need for or a need to offer reassurance,” James said of the couple’s visit to One World Trade Center (via Express).

The expert added that Meghan did not respond to him, but it’s likely she was affected by nerves as well, especially because this one of the Sussexes’ first outings since the birth of their daughter, Lilibet.