Meghan Markle 'caring' for 'anxious' Prince Harry and baby during photo call

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

Meghan Markle showed her maternal, caring side as she cared for both of her “great guys” today, according to a body language expert.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their new son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world today in a photo call at Windsor Castle.

Body language expert told Yahoo UK the new mother looked “protective” of both her baby and her husband.

“Using a thoroughly liberated approach that is rare in the royal family it was new mum Meghan leading Harry out with a protective arm around his back as he cradled his new baby throughout the press call,” said James.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pose with their baby son at St. George’s Hall, Windsor Castle. [Photo: PA]

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The royal couple chose to wait two and a half days before introducing their baby to the world – unlike the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who appeared outside the Lindo Wing hospital for all three of their children.

James suggested this decision paid off in terms of Harry’s confidence levels.

“Harry did affect an air of calm confidence and his cradling techniques showed the advantage of waiting a day or two before posing for photos, although he was also self-comfort stroking his own hand as well as the baby, suggesting some suppressed anxiety.”

Although the pair spoke roughly an equal amount during the two minute long interview at today’s photo call, James suggested Meghan was there to guide Harry as he spoke.

“Meghan stood at his side and fielded most of the questions and looked firmly inclusive in her behaviour, using bouts of eye contact with Harry as well as stroking the baby's head tenderly and talking about both her 'great guys' to suggest a quasi maternal caring approach to them both.

“The signs suggested immersive, even-handed parenting rather than Meghan going all Hollywood and grabbing the limelight by posing with the baby and soaking up all the praise.”

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At the end of the to minute interview, the couple thanked the world for “well wishes and kindness” before revealing they were going to introduce the baby to the Queen and Prince Philip.

The couple did reveal not the baby name during the photo call, despite hopes that they might, so this information is still to come.