Wednesday saw the cover release of Time the magazine of the 100 most influential people in the world and this year features Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the cover.
However, the position of the two royals on the cover sparked a debate over body language. Meghan is placed further forward than Harry, who is perched on a ledge just behind her, giving them equal height, with her hand on her shoulder.
While the photo would appear completely harmless and harmless to most people, some took issue with the couple’s body language and called the image “awkward” and “heavily edited.”
On Twitter, American conservatives like Candace Owens said the image was “pathetic” and that she “wouldn’t want my husband to be embarrassed like this in front of the world.”
Others echoed similar sentiments and accused Harry of “hiding” behind Meghan.
Others don’t have quite the same problem and think the couple are absolutely gorgeous.
Body language expert Judi James said The sun: “Looking more like a scene from Suits than your average royal-husband-actress couple, Harry and Meghan have adopted the town’s ultimate power poses here, with most of the power signals coming from Meghan while Harry seems happy to endorse him as a winger.
Darren Stanton, another body language expert, told the May every dayI that the picture reminded him of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. “We see this image of Prince Harry standing behind Megan’s right hand on her shoulder, meaning ‘I’m with you, I support you.’ It’s very reminiscent of some of the shots we’ve seen of powerful couples. Hollywood in the past and similarly with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
The report on Harry and Meghan was written by Spanish chef and founder of World Central Kitchen, Jose Andres, who praised the couple’s “compassion” and for giving a “voice to the voiceless”.
Other famous faces on this year’s list include Britney Spears, Billie Eilish, Simone Biles, Lil Nas X, Tucker Carlson, and Elon Musk. Politicians such as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Stacey Abrams, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping as well as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman to serve as director general of the World Trade Organization.