Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are different in many ways. One is British and the other is from the USA. One has been associated with the royals for many years, while the other has worked as an actress for a decade.
But while this might seem rather patriarchal and old fashion, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The expert went on: “It can also be performed on visits like this for a very positive reason though: As a status-lowering technique it can break down barriers by helping to make the people they are visiting feel less intimidated by their own royal status.
“When we splay our feet and spread the body weight evenly on both feet, we project confidence and power, but to create an impression of empathy as a royal the leg crossing can help boost the confidence of the people they’re greeting.
“When the legs are very emphatically crossed at the ankle it can also be a pseudo-infantile remotivational technique.
“It looks cute and rather vulnerable, which is an infant-mimicking body language ritual an animal will perform when it feels threatened by a stronger animal and wants to avoid attack.
“Not something either Kate or Meghan would be needing, but the air of sweet vulnerability shown by it might possibly be a bid to ward off criticism and be liked.”
Another expert analysed the two Duchesses for Express.co.uk when it comes to another aspect of their lives.
Both nearing 40, the royal women look great for their age.
Aesthetics Doctor & Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Lucy Glancey revealed exclusively to Express.co.uk neither British Duchess has had plastic surgery, in her professional opinion.
She said: “I don’t believe Meghan has had any work done at the moment.”
However, Dr Lucy didn’t rule out some dental work.
She said Meghan has “possible composite veneers and teeth whitening and maybe very subtle cheek augmentation but unlikely.”