FOR a woman normally full of confidence who walked down the aisle alone, Meghan appeared to be beset with nerves on this first trip out with her grandmother-in-law.
She appeared tentatively from the train behind the Queen and although carefully mirroring her stance, her rather awkward gesticulation and calming self touch and checking rituals hinted she was in awe of Harry’s granny and keen to make a good impression. The Queen’s broad and very youthfullooking smile suggested genuine delight at having Meghan at her side though.
She didn’t fuss about Meghan, but the glances she did throw her came with smiles of approval.
Meghan’s body language signals of anxiety could also have another source.
Although the Queen clearly put her at ease, she was probably missing her husband.
Her role with him is often to pat, hug and touch in gestures of reassurance.
Without him, she was clearly glad of the Queen’s support.
The conversation between them sounded natural, suggesting a growing friendship as well as a family relationship.