‘Harry has started to mimic his father’s hand rituals, which are self-comfort gestures,’ Judi says. ‘Charles often pats his pockets and touches his stomach, and now Harry is doing the same.
‘It shows a lot of admiration for his father, but also a feeling of being slightly nervous and under attack from the cameras.’
Outstanding Meghan Leading Her Prince:
As they walked around the garden, Meghan could be seen wrapping a protective arm around her fiancé and tenderly patting his back.
‘The dramatic thing was that she was leading him, just like a professional dancer leading the amateur on Strictly,’ says Judi. ‘She was leading the choreography rather than him, which is quite outstanding for a royal couple.
‘She also has this trait of putting her hands on top of this. The person who does this is normally the one in control – she’s leading the game.’
Easy Confidence in A Breath Of Fresh Air:
‘These two are a lot more tactile that your average royal couple,’ Judi notes. ‘I don’t think she’s going to be overwhelmed by royal protocol. She won’t be putting a foot out of line but she’ll be a breath of fresh air for the Royal family.’
Judi adds: ‘They looked incredibly happy. Harry almost looks shocked with emotion and affection. I think we’ll see the two of them very well matched.’
The couple set Twitter alight after announcing their happy news via Clarence House this morning, with Harry’s father the Prince of Wales said to be ‘delighted’.
It came after weeks of fevered speculation that the pair were preparing to tie the knot, with bookies closing bets on their engagement late last week.
The couple, who have been dating for 16 months, got engaged in London earlier this month with Meghan, who recently turned 36, preparing to move to the UK capital from her home in Toronto.
Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981. Meghan is an American actress, model, and humanitarian. Since 2011 Markle has portrayed Rachel Zane on the legal drama series Suits and is also known for her role as special agent Amy Jessup in the sci-fi thriller Fringe. She has been in a relationship with Prince Harry since June 2016.
To support herself between early acting jobs, Markle worked as a freelance calligrapher and took on several contract acting and modeling jobs including a stint as a ‘briefcase girl’ on Deal or No Deal. In 2002, Markle appeared in an episode of the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. She appeared in Fox’s series Fringe as Junior Agent Amy Jessup in the first two episodes of its second season. Since July 2011 she has played the paralegal Rachel Zane, on the USA Network show Suits. Markle has appeared in two 2010 films, Get Him to the Greek and Remember Me, and one 2011 film, Horrible Bosses. She appeared in the short film The Candidate (seen on the KQED public television show Image-makers: the Company of Men) as a secretary in 2012. She has also appeared in episodes of Century City, Cuts, Love, Inc., The War at Home, 90210, Knight Rider, Without a Trace, The Apostles, CSI: NY, The League and Castle.