The US presidential election is just around the corner. Meghan Markle made an appearance on the former First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign last night to urge American people to vote.
A host of women have appeared on Michelle Obama’s voting campaign to urge people to come out and vote ahead of the impending US presidential election. Meghan Markle was the latest guest of the campaign, who made her appearance on Thursday night.
Meghan is facing strong criticism from royal family fans for using her title of Duchess of Sussex during the virtual conference, while the Royals opt to stay neutral and refrain from involving themselves in politics. “We vote to honor those who came before us and to protect those that come after us…that’s what community is all about and that’s specifically what this election is all about,” she said.
“If you aren’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. If you are complacent, you are complicit,” she added.
Using “severe and pleading” gestures, Meghan demonstrated her strong political views, while introducing the former First Lady’s When All Women Vote Couch Party on Aug. 20. Attending the virtual event from her home in Santa Barbara, she went on to make an impassioned plea to get women to the register to vote in the US election.
“if you’re complacent, you’re complicit,” Meghan said.
In an interview with Fabulous Digital, body language expert Judi James noted that Meghan’s hard-hitting message didn’t coincide with her pleading gestures during her 3-minute long speech.
“Meghan’s brand styling for this more political role was simple, basic, and almost severe, suggesting she meant business even though she was emphatically appearing in her role as a Duchess,” Judi explained.
“Her verbal message was also rather hard-hitting, warning about ‘what is at stake this year’ and ‘the change we all deserve’ as well as rallying women by telling them the ‘fight is worth fighting’, but she managed to soften the overall impact with her smiling and even affectionate-looking body language.”
During her speech, Meghan moved her hands away from her chest several times, a severe gesture, which according to Judi represents her sense of urgency and passion for the issue.