Body Language Expert Says This Meghan Markle Clip Shows Her 'Hostile Behavior'

A major break in the Meghan Markle bullying case came with the revelation that the Duchess of Sussex's "distinctly American approach" was what really created tension with royal staffers. 

Christopher Andersen, author of "Brother and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan," argued that there was a major "culture clash" between Markle and royal staff members (per Insider). 

"Particularly within the royal household they're very indirect in the way they do things," he said. "The kind of plain-spoken, upfront personality, distinctly American approach that Meghan has to getting things done just rubs them the wrong way."

Damning allegations about the former "Suits" star surfaced in The Times in March 2021, shortly before the infamous "Oprah with Meghan and Harry" interview was due for release. One aide claimed to have been traumatized by Markle, describing the experience of working for her as "more like emotional cruelty and manipulation." 

However, the Sussexes decried the report as an obvious attempt by "Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative." In an unprecedented move, the palace opened an investigation into the worrying claims, admitting to being "very concerned." According to Andersen, negative stories about Markle were spread to make other royals look better.

However, a body language expert claims that Meghan Markle was behaving badly even before becoming a member of the royal family.  

A body language expert believes Meghan Markle can be hostile

Body language expert Jesus Enrique Rosas pointed to an unearthed video of Meghan Markle from her time on "Suits" as evidence of the former actor's "hostile behavior." He described in a YouTube video how her "mask slipped" during a conversation, which was in promotion of the hit show (per the Daily Mail). 

"When an analyst spots a compound expression, you have to judge what is the correct word to define what you are seeing? This is because compound expressions can have any kind of facial combination," Rosas said. "In this case, my personal take on it is that I see hostility." 

According to him, Markle's expression changes repeatedly. "She tries to play friendly by rising her eyebrows, and show goodwill to the interviewer," he noted. "It's not hard to spot that Meghan has a very intense gaze, or at least that's the look she wants to give the camera." Likewise, the Duchess could be seen as "trying to release stress" by clenching her jaw, he said.

Rosas also reckons that the Duchess of Sussex has a tough time showing genuine emotion, though he believes Markle was upset and trying not to let it show. "She looks like she wants to have control of the narrative because she seems too affected by the man talking," he claimed, which is clear when Markle takes the host's cards away. 

Another body language expert believes the Duchess of Sussex can be controlling

This isn't the first time Jesus Enrique Rosas has called out Meghan Markle's alleged bad behavior by interpreting her body language. 

In another YouTube video, he claimed that a certain moment "exposes Meghan using a secret controlling gesture on Harry." The clip, which was taken at the 2019 Commonwealth Day Ceremony, allegedly showcases how the duchess signals to her husband that it's time for him to move on from a certain conversation by placing a hand on his back. 

"She is looking directly at Harry and that is relevant," Rosas says. "Because, usually, when you are going to interrupt someone that is talking, you should excuse yourself. You say a simple, 'Excuse me,' and establish eye contact with the other people." 

The prince is seen registering his wife's command and ending the conversation "mid-sentence," after which he allegedly "stares into the void," as Rosas described the scene. Since Markle was heavily pregnant at the time, the body language expert acknowledged that she might have simply been exhausted and wanted to go home. 

However, in the final couple seconds of the clip, Markle grabs Harry's hand and places her thumb over his in what Rosas interprets as a "display of power, protection, and control." The duke inherently knows that "when Meghan approaches him in a certain way and touches him in a certain way, he should behave in a certain way." In Rosas' view, Markle makes the rules. 

Meghan Markle's body language isn't always interpreted negatively

Meghan Markle has been under the microscope ever since she was first revealed as Prince Harry's girlfriend, per Stylist, but, thankfully, her body language isn't always interpreted in a negative light. 

The Mirror spoke to author and body language expert Judi James about Markle's lively 40th birthday video, which was shared on the Archewell website, and she formed a positive impression of the woman behind all the tabloid stories. 

"With her laptop propped onto a mound of matching mags and her dog snoozing on a cushion behind her, Meghan's super-chilled body language here suggests a woman infused with inner confidence and well-being," James said.

The video finds Markle happily discussing her birthday plans with comedic actor Melissa McCarthy, who suggests yacht trips and matching tattoos as potential ways to celebrate the big 4-0.

James notes how the former "Suits" star plays along with McCarthy's ribbing, showing good humor in what "is probably the nearest thing Meghan will come to having a celebrity roast." By taking it all on the chin, Markle displays not just that she doesn't take herself too seriously, but that she has "an inner calm and very solid sense of self-esteem," James said.

However, when talk turns to one of her many human rights campaigns, the duchess is all business, with her body language turning serious to clarify Markle's position on a topic that clearly means a lot to her.