Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, made their return to the public spotlight by visiting a 9/11 memorial in New York. The Sussexes were joined by the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Kathy Hochul at One World Trade Center’s observatory.
The couple’s outing was the pair’s first public appearance since the birth of their second child, Lilibet, in June.
But one body language expert has said the Sussexes seemed to be feeling the “pressure” during their visit to the Big Apple.
Judi James told the Mirror: “The couple’s arrival looked suitable sombre to match the sombre venue but there were also some signs that the baby-break had created some added pressure for this first time in the spotlight again for the US power couple.
“Harry looked especially anxious, touching his wife’s back as she walked into the venue in a small steering gesture but then performing several checking touches of his jacket and clothing to hint at some inner nerves.
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“Meghan walked ahead and she walked quickly, although their brief low-held wave and smile to the crowd was more reminiscent of their signature look.”
But Ms James also claimed that while the pair were less affectionate with each other than usual this could be because of the “sombre” tone of the event.
“There was little in the way of PDAs from the couple here, who might have felt the occasion deserved a more professional look,” she said.
The body language expert added: “Harry placed an arm around his wife’s back as they posed for photos inside the venue but their smiles were ‘Lightning’ smiles, performed quickly and rather rigidly for the camera before disappearing quickly again.
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They now live in a $ 15million California mansion, which is almost 3,000miles away from the Big Apple.
The Mirror reports both of their children stayed at their Santa Barbara home during their New York trip.
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