Meghan and Harry, 35, wed in May 2018. They tied the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Celebrity guests included the likes of tennis pro Serena Williams and actor George Clooney.
The bride wore a modern, brilliant white, minimal wedding dress and an enormous, embroidered cathedral veil, while Harry wed in his military uniform.
The body language expert claimed the usually tactile Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s loved-up displays were dampened by the furore around their big day.
She said: “Even Harry and Meghan were forced to be less tactile than usual on their wedding day.”
The couple, despite their unconventional – by royal standards – style, reverted to more typical roles.
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Judi pointed to “Harry taking a more traditional, chivalrous stance in his uniform, holding his hand out for Meghan’s to rest on as he presented his stunning bride to the world.”
Regardless, the couple were more focused on the watching crowds than one another for the ceremony.
“Their wide, beaming smiles were mirrored and their glances to one another were intensely loving but their intimacy and closeness signals were minimal as they shared their love with the world rather than aiming it intensely at one another,” Judi said.
On Friday, Beatrice married her beau, who has been a family friend for many years before their romance, in a second had gown.
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She borrowed a ballgown in ivory taffeta with embellishments at the waist from the Queen.
The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson also wore the same tiara the Queen wore for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
Her wedding has been drastically different to other royal weddings though, due to the coronavirus crisis.
This had an impact on the couple’s body language, the expert said.
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Judi told Express.co.uk: “For Edo and Bea the poses were able to look natural and hugely normal in terms of sharing some loving moments. They looked like they were relaxed and having fun in a way that other royals probably haven’t been able to do.”
She went on: “Edo in particular seems to enjoy some more relaxed moments with his bride, smiling down at her proudly rather than squirming as some royal grooms have been seen to do with the cameras and eyes of the world on them.
“The lack of formality and protocol meant Bea’s hand was top in the casual clasp as they walked together, rather than being held in a more formal gesture, where the groom holds his hand up for the bride to rest hers on.”
Judi also analysed Princess Beatrice and Kate Middleton’s wedding body language.
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She said: “William and Kate’s body language as bride and groom was as pitch-perfect as usual and gained in terms of the length of their relationship.”
The expert claims the pair looked so in sync with one another, “as proximity and movement habits together become easier the longer you have known your partner.”
Kate and William met at university, and dated for almost a decade before they were married. Judi also claimed the pair’s more regal and formal behaviour on the day was a reflection of their royal status.
“It was very much a historic event though, with their future roles dictating their behaviour and poses,” Judi said.