Kate Middleton and Meghan secret body language trick ‘to ward off criticism and be liked’
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KATE MIDDLETON, 38, is the wife of Prince William and future Queen of the United Kingdom. Meghan Markle, 39, is the wife of Prince Harry, 35. While they have different backgrounds, an expert has claimed both women use the same body language trick.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are different in many ways. One is British and the other is from the USA. One has been associated with the royals for many years, while the other has worked as an actress for a decade.
However, they have both become Duchesses and worked for the Queen.
Meghan and Prince Harry left the Royal Family as working members and moved to Los Angeles.
However, they are still carrying out public duties relating to their own brand and aspirations.
A body language expert told Express.co.uk how Meghan and Kate both adopt a similar body language pose while working with members of the public.
Both have been seen crossing their ankles while meeting and speaking with members of the family.
But what does this mean and why do they do it?
Body language expert Judi James said: “This trait of standing with one leg crossed over the other or with the legs crossed at the ankles isn’t limited to royal women but you will often see it in an environment that is full of dominant males.
“In the case of royal wives like Kate that status dominance by William is even written into the traditional rules and hierarchies of The Firm.”
But while this might seem rather patriarchal and old fashion, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The expert went on: “It can also be performed on visits like this for a very positive reason though: As a status-lowering technique it can break down barriers by helping to make the people they are visiting feel less intimidated by their own royal status.
“When we splay our feet and spread the body weight evenly on both feet, we project confidence and power, but to create an impression of empathy as a royal the leg crossing can help boost the confidence of the people they’re greeting.
“When the legs are very emphatically crossed at the ankle it can also be a pseudo-infantile remotivational technique.
“It looks cute and rather vulnerable, which is an infant-mimicking body language ritual an animal will perform when it feels threatened by a stronger animal and wants to avoid attack.
“Not something either Kate or Meghan would be needing, but the air of sweet vulnerability shown by it might possibly be a bid to ward off criticism and be liked.”
Another expert analysed the two Duchesses for Express.co.uk when it comes to another aspect of their lives.
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Both nearing 40, the royal women look great for their age.
Aesthetics Doctor & Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Lucy Glancey revealed exclusively to Express.co.uk neither British Duchess has had plastic surgery, in her professional opinion.
She said: “I don’t believe Meghan has had any work done at the moment.”
However, Dr Lucy didn’t rule out some dental work.
She said Meghan has “possible composite veneers and teeth whitening and maybe very subtle cheek augmentation but unlikely.”