When you’re royalty, you’re used to having all eyes on you. And although, as a former actress, Meghan Markle is no shrinking violet, she’s quietly been employing a technique to ensure she doesn’t steal the spotlight from her husband, Prince Harry, during royal engagements.
It seems the couple’s various forms of PDA aren’t just due to them being newlyweds. In fact, according to body language expert Judi James, Markle’s propensity to place her hand on the small of her husband’s back is actually a means of directing the power dynamic.
“It’s quite a theatrical-based technique,” James told Cosmopolitan. “She’s well aware that Harry is the star and popular among royal fans so, as a former actress, she’s very cleverly trying not to up-stage him.”
She went on to explain that by “pushing him forward ever so slightly” Markle is “boosting the prince’s ego and profile [and] making him feel more of an alpha male in the situation.”
It appears there’s more to royal PDA than meets the eye.