Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Use ‘Secret Signals’ to Communicate in Public, According to Expert

Based on everything we’ve seen and read—from documentaries to memoirs—it’s clear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t always 100 percent comfortable in the public eye. But did you know they apparently battle some of that discomfort by using secret signals to nonverbally communicate with each other?

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Body language expert Darren Stanton recently shared insight about the relationship between the Duke (38) and Duchess of Sussex (42). He explained that their non-verbal gestures offer a rare glimpse into what they’re really thinking.

“When we see Meghan and Harry together, we see prolonged eye contact, holding hands, physical contact—all signs of a genuine connection and deep rapport between them,” he told PureWow (on behalf of Betfair Slots).

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Stanton also revealed how Markle acts as a support system for Prince Harry. “As much as Harry is protective over Meghan, we see Meghan acting as a source of reassurance for Harry,” he added. “She’ll often be seen placing her hand on his lower back when they are out together—a comforting gesture and a move she makes to show Harry her support. They tend to have secret signs with each other to signal actions.”

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Stanton further explained these non-verbal cues, adding, “The first one is that Meghan will put her hand on his elbow if she wants to leave a certain situation. If Harry is talking, when Meghan does this his foot position will change indicating he is stepping away from the conversation and moving direction.”

The body language expert continued, “The main one between the two is eye contact, there is a certain look that Meghan gives him when she wants to show her support and check-in to see how Harry is feeling.”

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...