Meghan Markle has graced us with her presence — and incredible fashion sense — yet again. This time, she was accompanied by the other members of the royal "Fab Four" (a.k.a Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton) at the Commonwealth Day service.
This was a momentous occasion for a number of reasons: 1. It was the first time Meghan joined Queen Elizabeth for an official public engagement. 2. It made us want to buy a beret ASAP. 3. Most importantly, it proved that Kate and Meghan are basically twins.
The shoes! The feet! The clutches!
"It's evident that Meghan and Kate are very aware of one another," Patti Wood, body language expert and author of , told GoodHousekeeping.com. "Despite the craziness and attention, they're also trying to have a moment just between them."
It's likely that Meghan is trying to match Kate's behavior, everything from how she holds her clutch to how quickly she moves her feet. "This unison indicates a strong rapport for one another," Susan Constantine, human behavioral expert and author of , told GoodHousekeeping.com. "Here, Meghan is following the leader (Kate), which shows that she looks up to her — and Kate is evidently OK with that."
The clutch hold, however, shows one way that Kate and Meghan differ. "Kate is holding her clutch from the top, which is more dainty and streamline," says Constantine. "Meghan, on the other hand, is holding her clutch from the bottom, which is regularly done as a fashion statement." And we all know that Meghan knows a thing or two about fashion.
The fact that Kate turns around to check in on Meghan (or so we think) speaks volumes. With that smile Meghan's saying, "Don't worry sis, I've got this!"
Meghan and Harry are also completely in-sync (phew!). When arriving at Westminster Abbey, the engaged couple mimicked one another's walking pattern. "What's especially important is that the two couples are in a close proximity to one another," Constantine told us. "At about three feet apart from one another, they're in a personal — not intimate – zone, which is ideal for close friends and family."
Meghan and Harry, in particular, still find ways to share intimate moments despite the hysteria. "One of Meghan's greatest strengths is that she's extremely attentive," says Wood. "She always finds a way to connect with people, especially Harry, even when she's in tense situations like this."
Following the service, Meghan took her eye off Kate and went straight to her future husband. "Time and time again, we've seen Meghan reach for Harry," says Wood. "This proves that he's the comforter in their relationship, and she goes to him when she needs some reassurance." Ah, swoon.