The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who quit the Firm in March and moved to the US, have embraced a more bohemian style and are seeking to become a ‘power couple for global harmony’, according to Judi James.
The body language guru observed Meghan, 39, during her recent discussion with activist and feminist Gloria Steinem, 86, believed to have taken place in the garden of her and Harry’s £11million Santa Barbara mansion.
Judi added that the Duchess’ relaxed summer outfit also ‘made a statement’ against the royal wardrobe she was previously confined to.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are ‘morphing into John and Yoko’ since quitting the Royal Family, a body language expert has claimed. Pictured: Meghan with Gloria Steinman
She told Fabulous Digital: ‘With Meghan and Harry going further down what looks like the John and Yoko “power-couple-for-global-harmony” route, Meghan’s emphatically casual, bohemian styling here and her free-wheeling body language place her as firmly away from royal traditions and restrictions as possible.
‘The woman who we once watched struggling with rules like crossing her legs at her ankles and which side to place her clutch purse is now sitting with one leg bent casually up on her chair when she’s not mirroring the body language of her hero Gloria.’
Speaking about Meghan’s return to her laidback Californian fashion, which included open-toe Stella McCartney Rhea sandals and a large sun hat by Janessa Leone, Judi said the straw headpiece is the type that Gloria ‘might well have sported back in the days of flower power and free love’.
Meanwhile her wide-leg trousers and choice of footwear ‘make a statement’ against the tailored dresses and restrictive skirts Meghan wore on royal duty.
The Beatles star John Lennon and Japanese multimedia artist Yoko Ono married in March 1969. In the early days of their relationship the couple would dress in matching white suits, parted their long hair down the middle, attended public protests and campaigned for peace
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured on a recent call to QCT leaders) who quit the Firm in March and moved to the US, have embraced a more bohemian style and are seeking to become a ‘power couple for global harmony’, according to Judi James
Commenting on Meghan’s declaration that it’s ‘good to be home for so many reasons’, Judi said the Duchess appears to be channeling the title of the recently biography about her and Harry, Finding Freedom.
‘Sitting with the famous feminist she looks keen to show that she now has all the freedom that she craved while she was in the UK,’ Judi claimed.
‘She also leaves the “happy to have left” comment hanging in the air with a “for so many reasons” and a knowing smile to suggest she’s being tactful but a nod to suggest Gloria gets it.’
The Beatles star John Lennon and Japanese multimedia artist Yoko Ono married in March 1969. In the early days of their relationship the couple would dress in matching white suits, parted their long hair down the middle, attended public protests and campaigned for peace.
As part of their ‘John and Yoko’ brand, the couple made films together and produced their own LPs.
Body language guru Judi James observed Meghan, 39, during her recent discussion with activist and feminist Gloria Steinem, 86, believed to have taken place in the garden of her and Harry’s £11million Santa Barbara mansion
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Lennon is said to have subsumed his personality into that of Yoko, while his insistence on having Yoko present in the studio while working on a Beatles album is said to have brought about the end of the Lennon and McCartney songwriting partnership.
During her chat with Gloria Steinman, Meghan praised Prince Harry for embracing his ‘feminist’ side, while gushing that the royal is setting a ‘beautiful example’ for their son Archie by being so ‘comfortable’ advocating for women’s rights.
She recalled a moment when Harry, 35, proudly told the activist: You know that I’m a feminist too, right Gloria?! It’s really important to me that you know that.’
Meghan shared the sweet story in a written Q&A for female empowerment platform Makers Women, during which she and Gloria discussed a range of issues including voter suppression, women’s rights, and the importance of representation.
Speaking about how her own understanding of feminism has evolved over the years, Meghan praised Gloria for being such an inspiration to her – before naming her husband as a perfect example of a man who is both a feminist and ‘masculine’.
Although Meghan has yet to verbalize her support for a specific candidate, she has made it incredibly clear who she plans to vote for come November. Last week, Meghan urged women across the US to vote in the 2020 election, telling a digital voter summit, ‘If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem’ (pictured)
Responding to Gloria’s point that it is possible to be ‘a feminist and be masculine and a guy’, Meghan said: ‘Like my husband!’
She then went on to recall a conversation that she and Harry with had with Gloria, saying: ‘I love that when he just came in he said, “You know that I’m a feminist too, right Gloria?! It’s really important to me that you know that.”‘
‘But you need that,’ she continued, noting how important it is for her that her one-year-old son is able to look up to Prince Harry.
Commenting on Meghan’s declaration that it’s ‘good to be home for so many reasons’, Judi said the Duchess appears to be channeling the title of the recently biography about her and Harry, Finding Freedom
‘And I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification,’ she said.
‘That there’s no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women.’
And Meghan was not the only one complimenting Harry’s parenting skills, with Gloria describing the royal as a ‘nurturing father’ who will ensure that Archie ‘will grow up knowing it’s OK to be loving and nurturing’.
But while the women concluded their chat talking about Prince Harry, the primary focus of their conversation was the importance of voting – particularly among women and people of color.
In her introduction to the Q&A, Meghan highlighted a quote from Gloria that stuck out to her most during their chat: ‘If you don’t vote, you don’t exist.’
‘These words from Gloria Steinem have stuck with me since she first spoke them during this conversation,’ she wrote. ‘Throughout our friendship, we’ve spoken of our shared beliefs surrounding women’s rights, the need for representation and the very timely conversation on voting.’
The mother-of-one added that she believes ‘we vote to honor those who came before us and to protect those who come after us’, adding that Gloria is one of the women she honors when she casts her vote.
Although Meghan has yet to verbalize her support for a specific candidate, she once again made it incredibly clear who she plans to vote for come November, expressing her excitement at seeing a woman of color on the Democratic ticket – Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris – and explaining that the nomination was particularly meaningful to her because she is biracial.
‘I’m so excited to see that kind of representation,’ she said. ‘You know, for me, being biracial, growing up, whether it was a doll or a person in office, you need to see someone who looks like you in some capacity.
During her chat with Gloria Steinman, Meghan praised Prince Harry for embracing his ‘feminist’ side, while gushing that the royal is setting a ‘beautiful example’ for their son Archie by being so ‘comfortable’ advocating for women’s rights
‘As many of us believe, you can only be what you can see. And in the absence of that, how can you aspire to something greater than what you see in your own world? I think maybe now we’re starting to break-through in a different way.’
Speaking about racism and its impact on voter turnout, Meghan admitted that she is incredibly ‘concerned’ about ‘voter suppression’, revealing that she recently had a conversation with Democratic politician Stacey Abrahms in order to better understand how to ensure that people of color don’t face intimidation at the polls.
‘We can already see all the different challenges that we’re facing,’ she warned, adding: ‘For example, if you’re a person of color and you’re in line, for potentially hours on end, and during that time someone tries to intimidate you to tell you that you should get out of line because you might be under surveillance or any number of intimidation tactics that are so scary.’
Meghan also touched on the way in which ‘the digital space shapes our thinking about race’ – an idea that she has explored while reading Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Noble, a book that examines the ways in which search engines like Google ‘reinforce racism’.
‘For example, it wasn’t that long ago that when you’d start to type in a search engine “why are white women…” it would start to autofill with words like “so pretty” or “so beautiful,”‘ she said.
‘And then when you would type “why are black women…” it would autofill with words like “so angry” or “so loud.” You get to see how our minds are being shaped by something so much bigger than what we’re actually feeling or putting out there.’