Royal commentator Jane Moore said that Prince Harry appears to be taking a “sidekick stance” in the images. Meghan Markle is sending a “message” to the Royal Family that she “calling the shots” in her marriage to Prince Harry, a commentator has claimed. Royal commentator Jane Moore said that Meghan is “pulling focus” in the latest images of the couple, taken by Misan Harriman at the One Young World Summit. She said that Prince Harry appears to be taking a “sidekick stance” in the images.
The first picture shows Meghan standing front and centre in a bright red suit, holding Harry’s hand. The second picture, taken in black and white, also shows the couple holding hands. Speaking about the images, Ms Moore said: “Dressed head to toe in pillarbox red, she stares straight down the barrel of the camera lens with an authoritative air while Harry looks slightly sheepish. “They are linking fingers in a show of togetherness, but the overall message of the image is that she is literally and metaphorically wearing the trousers.”
Writing in the Sun, she added: “It could also be construed as a message to Harry’s family that not only do the Sussexes stand strong as an insular unit, but Meghan’s still the one calling the shots.” The One Young World Summit, which aims to encourage young people to build a more sustainable future, took place in Manchester on September 5. Meghan gave a speech at the conference, calling on young people to take action on climate change.
She said: “We often hear people say ‘the time is now,’ but I’m going to double down on that, by saying your time is now. The important work can’t wait for tomorrow.” Speaking about the latest images, body language expert Judi James said Meghan and Harry look like “dutiful superheroes” who are going to “save the planet”. The expert explained: “The body language in these official shots pins up the words ‘important couple’ in a way that is almost presidential or even, in the black and white shot, more like dutiful superheroes.
“They also give Meghan the status edge, which would be apt at this point as it was her conference they were attending.” In the second photo, Ms James said, Meghan and Harry “seem to have their eyes set on a distant, future horizon”. She added: “Meghan’s back is straight and this time they hold hands with their fingers entwined to show complete togetherness.
“They look set to save the planet here, with Harry’s face especially serious.” Ms James agreed that Meghan looks dominant in the images, saying: “In her red suit Meghan addresses the camera with her legs splayed to suggest confidence and a firm eye-gaze. “Her left arm is extended towards Harry and he holds her index finger, rather than performing their signature hand clasp. “He is slightly behind his wife and with his torso turned in towards her to suggest a supportive role.”