Meghan Markle nervous with Queen according to body language expert

Mail Online | 12/31/1969 | Unity Blott;Stephanie Linning For Mailonline
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The Duchess of Sussex looked to be getting on famously with the Queen as the pair embarked on their first joint engagement on Thursday.

However Meghan, 36, seemed a little less enthralled by the conversation of a local official who was seated next to her at their first appearance of the day.

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The newlywed was spotted 'fidgeting' with her hands as she chatted to the David Parr, chief executive of Halton Council, at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire.

A leading behavioural expert revealed Meghan's body language suggests she might have been a 'bit bored' of what the man was saying.

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However the royal remained gracious throughout, keeping her smile fixed even as she adjusted her hair and dress.


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British psychotherapist Toby Ingham analysed a short clip from the event, which showed Meghan tugging at her dress, playing with an earring, clutching her bag and brushing aside her hair within the space of just a few seconds.

Explaining the behaviour, he said: 'It appears that the man on Meghan's right is the cause of her fidgetiness.

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'It looks like she is rather distracted by his interest, information and conversation than anything to do with the Queen.

'Possibly she is bit bored by the conversation or attention. She appears very polite and responds attentively and initially smiles.

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'Her facial expressions are enthusiastic, but then it appears her concentration and interest fades. She is distracted by where to place her bag. Her busy fidgety hands may be giving away this lack of interest.

'I think Meghan will be pleased to have been given the honour...
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