The Duchess of Sussex was pictured smiling during the Trooping the Color ceremony with Savannah Phillips and Mia Tindall today, but psychologist Jo Hemmings believes Meghan is “distracting” in what could be a very serious atmosphere.
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Meghan Markle’s playful approach to royal children is a “distraction” from serious issues within The Firm, a behavioral psychologist believes.
The Duchess of Sussex was pictured smiling with Savannah Phillips and Mia Tindall during the Trooping the Color ceremony today.
She has been compared to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, for making children feel comfortable around her.
Her return to the UK for the Platinum Jubilee marks Meghan’s first visit since stepping down as front-line royals in 2020.
Meanwhile, in a sizzling interview with Oprah Winfrey, she and Prince Harry claimed that an unnamed family member made a racist comment about son Archie’s skin color.
In a heartbreaking conversation watched by millions around the world, Meghan also said she was left without any support as she struggled with her mental health.
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It’s unclear if the interview has caused tension since the couple’s arrival in the country yesterday.
But psychologist Jo Hemmings believes Meghan is “distracting” in what could be a very serious atmosphere.
she said the sun : “What’s really clear is that Meghan is using playfulness as a distracting gesture from the more serious issues and divided opinions that have accompanied her and Harry on this journey.”
Ms Hemmings said Meghan was “extremely aware of the delicacy of the situation” but had “tried to join in with a cheerfulness that she might not really feel”.
She said: “It’s interesting to see her lean closer to the children – a very Diana-like gesture – which makes them feel more comfortable.
“She also recognizes that if she engages with children rather than adults, they will be far less judgmental in words or looks than any of the adults.”
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While Meghan wasn’t part of the official part of the event, she did watch the goings-on at the Duke of Wellington’s former office alongside other lower-ranking royals.
Speaking to The Mirror, body language expert Judi James claims Meghan was “in her element” as she chatted to Tindall and Phillips’ children.
She was seen leaning forward to chat with them and jokingly silent with them while the procession was going on outside.
She said: “From a window we could see Meghan and Harry looking unexpectedly relaxed and upbeat in a demure appearance that seemed to suit their tastes much more than previous awkward, tense appearances with the rest of the company.
“Meghan looked playful and was in her element with a group of young royals who also appeared to be adoring her, silencing her with wide and round eyes but also smiling, and she paused to indicate she wasn’t entirely serious.” meant.
“Her doting look at Harry created a solid continuity with the more public PDAs the pair are famous for and the fun they had while looking worlds apart from some of the more tense poses of the high-profile balcony royals” watching the flyby .”
However, Judi believes it was a very different story when it came to the Duchess of Cambridge making the cut for Buckingham Palace’s historic balcony moment.
She was joined by Prince William and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to watch the RAF flyby, but Judi believes she looked a lot more “serious” than her sister-in-law.
Judi said: “William and Kate emerged with their serious expressions on their faces, with William directing their children into position before stepping away from Kate to ensure a good spread of parental guidance.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/meghans-playful-manner-royal-children-27134722 Meghan's playful manner with royal children reflects Diana's nature of distraction, the expert says