Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dazzled on the red carpet on Wednesday, on what was the eve of Veterans Day in the US and Armistice Day in the UK. Having served in the Army for 10 years, which included two tours of Afghanistan, Prince Harry is known to be passionate about causes that support the military and veterans.
Prince Harry was present at New York’s Intrepid Museum to give veterans, service members and military families medals in recognition of those living with the “invisible wounds of war”.
The Duchess of Sussex wore a fashionable red dress by Carolina Herrera for the event, while Prince Harry dressed in black tie.
Harry also wore several of his medals, along with the KCVO (Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order) Neck Order and Star on his bow-tie.
Meghan’s striking red dress reflected her “confident” personality, according to a body language expert.
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Body language expert Darren Stanton told Coffee Friend: “The first thing that strikes me about Megan Markle’s appearance last night is the colour that she has chosen to wear. Red is a very bold, striking and confident colour.
“The majority of people you can see have opted to dress in dark colours to reflect the sombre mood and nature of the event.
“People that tend to wear red like this are psychologically going to be very confident, comfortable in their own skin, robust to criticism and very outgoing, which I think reflects Meghan’s personality.
“With many other things going on this week for Meghan, this look appears to be a distraction and form of escape.”
Mr Stanton explained: “On the red carpet, Meghan also responds to a couple of press questions when asked if she’s proud of Harry, she replies, ‘I’m always proud of him’.
“This appears very sincere by her gesture and tone of her voice.
“While Harry, consistent with his view of the press, chooses to decline interacting.
“Meghan in this instance still feels obliged to keep up appearances, whereas Harry is very keen to stick by his morals.”
Prince Harry is no longer a senior working member of the Royal Family, but he remains dedicated to his military philanthropic work now he lives in the US.
Harry founded the Invictus Games Foundation, a sporting event for wounded servicemen and servicewomen.
When Harry stepped down from his royal duties, he no longer was able to complete official duties on behalf of the Queen.
He also lost three of his honourary military titles, including Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command.