SINCE stepping back from the royal family, Meghan Markle appears to have adopted a “steely determination that wasn’t there before”, says a body language expert.
The Duchess of Sussex stepped down as a senior royal in 2020 and is now making a “resilient” comeback following the end of her parental leave, claims Judi James.
The couple have just finished a four-day New York trip, which was their first public outing since Lilibet was born, following being named as part of Time’s 100 most influential people.
Judi told Fabulous: “New York Meghan and Time mag cover’s Meghan reveal a woman with a much more steely look in both her eye expression and her body posing and movement.
“She is also seen looking more independently powerful and much more like a leader.
“Now she has the profile but without the restrictions we can see the much steelier version of Meghan, who looks determined to change the world for the better and sooner rather than later.”
A royal fan observed on Twitter: “There’s something about #MeghanMarkle’s photos lately…
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“You can tell she is still a good-hearted person. But there’s now a steely determination in her eyes that wasn’t there before all the haters tried to destroy her.
“I like this Meghan, but wish she never went through all that.”
During her chat with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan admitted she struggled in the royal family – which led to her and Harry stepping back from duties and relocating to California.
Meanwhile, journalist Omid Scobie – a friend of the couple – said Meghan had been left “upset and broken” by Megxit after “trying everything to make it work.”
Meghan and Harry have since signed a number of lucrative deals since quitting royal life with mega-bucks names including Netflix, Apple and Spotify.
Judi added: “Since she returned to the US Meghan’s body language has changed and not just because she has now become a mother for the second time.
“There is the new, corporate version of Meghan, as seen on the Time magazine cover and clearly taking the ‘Most Influential’ tag seriously in terms of business status despite the fact that the list also includes other icons like Britney Spears and Dolly Parton.
“On the Time cover she looks like her character in Suits got a promotion to CEO.
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“Her eyes form an eye-smile but there is also a look of challenge and determination there too, while her leg-splay signals confidence and resilience.
“Harry hangs on her shoulder or poses alongside looking more like a wingman or supporter.”
Pal of the couple Scobie revealing the “thriving” couple are “really excited” about the busy schedule ahead following the end of their parental leave.
Scobie, the preferred reporter of the Sussexes – who co-authored their biography Finding Freedom – confirmed the pair will return to public life after “keeping toxicity away”.
“They’re a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground,” Scobie told PEOPLE.
“They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding.”
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