Meghan Markle was in the room while her mum was interviewed for the Netflix documentary, a body language expert has claimed.
Doria Ragland appeared in the final episode of her daughter and Prince Harry’s $154 million docuseries, which has only just hit screens.
In the interview, Doria says she’s there to share how “challenging” the last five years have been for her family.
The mum also says she wants to have her “voice heard”.
But Jesús Enrique Rosas, also known as The Body Language Guy, says Doria looked nervous as she finally shared her side of the story – and he thinks that’s because Meghan was in the room, The Sun reports.
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Jesús explains that in the clip when Doria talks about her daughter, she gestures to a certain area of the room – where he thinks Meghan is sitting.
He also attributed Doria’s “nervousness” to her daughter being within earshot as she answered certain questions.
Speaking in a YouTube video, The Body Language Guy says: “I’m sure you noticed Doria was rehearsing her words in some way [at the very beginning].
“She looks upwards and begins vocalising some words, we can’t possibly know what she was saying at that moment – maybe she was humming or singing a song to pacify herself? That would mean she was a little bit nervous.
“The gesture I wanted to point out was when she looked to her left – which she doesn‘t do at any other point, and she smiles. So maybe Meghan was right next to her?
“The only other two signals are a subtle lip pressure at the start and the look of being a bit concerned at the end.”
Doria is then asked by the interviewer: “Start off by introducing yourself to us.”
And she responds: “Sure. My name is Doria and I’m Meghan’s mum. And um, the last five years have been challenging. Yeah.”
Jesús watched the clip and said: “We begin to see the first signals of nervousness – remember we can’t jump to body language conclusions with just one or two signals, we have to stack them so we can have a more solid idea of what’s going on.
“In this case, she starts with her head towards the interviewer, that’s nice, she’s willing to be there.
“After, just answering ‘My name is Doria and … the last five years have been challenging’, she pulls her head back.
“Her head is backward, it’s a bit resistant – it’s just one signal but maybe she is camera-shy?
“And the other thing is the rapid blinking when she says ‘the last five years have been challenging’.
Doria then says: “I’m ready to have my voice heard, that’s for sure. A little bit of my experience, you know, as her mom. Yeah.”
The body language expert suggests: “It’s worth noticing that these clips [of Doria] are heavily edited because the gesture and the posture are not the same where one ends and the other one begins. So we have to take that into account.
“This moment we have several signals of her being nervous; notice that she tries to fit herself in the seat, she has a couple of signal shoulder shrugs, her left should go up [and down].
“When she says ‘a little bit of my experience, you know, as her mum’ she looked to one side, the left in the same direction ‘as her mum’ referring to Meghan. It was highly likely Meghan was standing beside the camera and lighting.
“Another signal of her being nervous is when she repeats ‘you know, as her mum’. Well, we already know she’s her [Meghan’s] mum, it’s odd but could just be nervousness.
“These signals of nervousness, it’s important to take them into account, because if someone’s nervous, that’s a filter we have to use when we watch the following clips.”
It comes after another body language expert claimed Meghan should learn from her mother’s maturity as Doria is the surprise star of the show.
Meanwhile, more royal bombshells were dropped in the final episodes of the doc, too.
In one episode, Prince Harry claimed his brother screamed at him during crisis Megxit talks.
He also alleged Charles lied during the tense meeting, while the Queen sat quietly taking it all in.
The couple also revealed the traumatic moment Meghan suffered a miscarriage.
Then in the last five minutes of the final episode Harry admitted he “misses the UK and weird family gatherings” in a bombshell revelation as he discussed why he moved to California.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission
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