The British tabloids have been criticized for their sexist reaction to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Time cover

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose on the cover of Time's 100 Most Influential People. Photographed by Pari Dukovic, Time
The tabloids' coverage of Harry and Meghan's Time cover has been criticised by many.

Some publications employed body language experts to examine the poses of the couple.

Omid Scobie stated that the outlets are uncomfortable with the sight of women showing confidence.

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British tabloids are being criticized for their sexist coverage on the Time photoshoot of the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posed together on the magazine's cover. This was a first for them. The couple also appeared in the publication’s list of 100 most influential people, which was released Wednesday.

The photo shows Harry sitting behind Markle, with his hand on her shoulder. While Markle stands, Harry and Markle look at each other.

Omid Scobie, royal author, shared screenshots from a variety of articles that used body language specialists to critique the couple's poses.

"How come that 2021 western media outlets are still so uneasy with the sight of women showing confidence, or men secure enough to not be intimidated?" Scobie posted the following tweet. "These body language experts have been hired to tripping."

Scobie shared a screengrab from several headlines including the Daily Mail's. It read: "'A full on PR campaign presenting them als the Power Couple': A body language expert said Meghan is striking a wide-legged pose to present herself as powerful, while Harry is 'forced into his wife' in ridiculed Time photo."

Scobie shared another headline, which was featured in The Sun's Fabulous magazine. It shared a quote by a body language expert who claimed Harry appeared self-conscious in the photograph. OK! Magazine stated that Harry was passive and Markle authoritative.

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Elizabeth Holmes, author "HRH: Many Thoughts about Royal Style," shared Harry and Markle’s cover photo on her Instagram Stories Wednesday. She noted that Harry and Markle looked very similar to Prince Charles's engagement photocall pose. Holmes stated that Charles was one step ahead of Diana, so he looks taller since they were approximately the same height.

"But Harry has done it here!" Holmes wrote that Harry took a seat so they were on the same level.

"Also his positioning - He's behind her but he's also leaning towards her. Let that sink in! She added.

Insider reached out to representatives of Time, The Sun and Daily Mail for comment. OK! OK! Magazine declined to comment.

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