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Meghan is wearing hair to incorporate 'women warriors in history'

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Meghan Markle wore her hair in a woven bun to symbolise 'women warriors of history,' and 'tactically tied it up' so she doesn't have to 'push it back and seem nervous', during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, a celebrity hair stylist has claimed.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Tom Smith, who counts Geri Horner and Louise Redknapp among his clients, said the Duchess of Sussex was 'poised and controlled'  'strategically timeless' in her look while speaking in the CBS special. 

Meghan Markle holding a sign posing for the camera: Meghan Markle wore her hair to symbolise 'women warriors of history,' and 'tactically tiedit up' so she doesn't have to 'push it back and seem nervous', a celebrity hair stylist has claimed. Meghan is pictured during her interview © Provided by Daily Mail Meghan Markle wore her hair to symbolise 'women warriors of history,' and 'tactically tiedit up' so she doesn't have to 'push it back and seem nervous', a celebrity hair stylist has claimed. Meghan is pictured during her interview

He added that Meghan knows this is her 'Diana moment' as a 'piece of TV history that will go down in history' as styled herself accordingly. 

It comes as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now live in Montecito, California, said they are preparing to welcome a sister for their 22-month-old son Archie later this year.  

Meghan and Harry's relaxed attire symbolises their 'unity and freedom' 

Celebrity stylist Rochelle White told FEMAIL: 'Meghan's fashion choice for this interview is a stylish Giorgio Armani belted floral-silk midi dress. It was suitable for this type of interview and very flattering on her and her growing bump. 

'She kept her jewellery and accessories minimal with a simple diamond bracelet and stud earrings. 

'Her hair was a tidy/messy bun and keeps her hair off her face but adds contrast to her sleek look. 

'Her make-up is subtle and gives a very natural look which I think is very fitting. She is not looking to gain attention for how she looks and who she is wearing.'

Rochelle added that Harry's 'trendy' light grey suit coupled with a fitted open shirt gives off a 'relaxed' feel. 

'It is either the same or very similar to the suit he worn when his son Archie was born and he could be wearing it to symbolise family and unity at this time,' she said.

'With that in mind, and the floral design on Meghan's dress, it could be a way of symbolising their unity and freedom not in words, but in fashion.' 

In the bombshell interview, the former US actress also told Oprah that she was suicidal when she was pregnant with Archie and had warned Harry 'I don't want to be alive anymore'.

Harry also revealed that his father Prince Charles stopped taking his calls after they decided to quit as royals and emigrated while his wife said an unnamed member of the royal family was 'worried' about how 'dark' their son Archie's skin would be when he was born. 

In the interview, Meghan wore her hair slicked back in a loose bun with two strands framing her face. 

'Meghan is poised and controlled in her interview and is giving off calm but strong vibes, her hair will have been designed to compliment this energy and we can see this from the balance of strength and softness,' Tom explained.  

'The main structure of Meghan's hair is a woven bun at the nape of her neck, incorporating braiding, which has typically been worn by warriors in history. 

'Meghan wants us to know she means business and this is her moment in time. 

'Her hair style is also strategically timeless like her choice in dress, she knows this is her "Diana moment" - a piece of TV history forever referred to,' he continued.

Meghan sported a Giorgio Armani belted floral-silk midi dress and her signature low bun during the interview, where she also shared her 'pain' that officials had denied Archie the title of prince and accused Buckingham Palace of failing to protect their son Archie by denying him 24/7 security.

'Her hair is mostly solid and secure, but the soft pieces left out around her face move gently in the breeze of the outdoor interview setting,' Tom added.

'This choice will have been made to keep her look from being too severe. 

a person sitting on a bench: In the interview, Meghan wore her hair slicked back in a loose bun with two strands framing her face © Provided by Daily Mail In the interview, Meghan wore her hair slicked back in a loose bun with two strands framing her face

Meghan showed off 'full glam' and 'stepped up her game' for interview 

Make-up artist Lisa Little told FEMAIL: 'Meghan has really stepped it up when it came to her make-up look for the Oprah Winfrey interview.

'Meghan had opted for the more demure soft makeup application for the last couple of years whilst being in the royal family, but for the show she gave us full glam. 

'Showing us her true LA red carpet style makeup, Meghan chose a heavy smokey eye which made her eyes really pop with the eyeliner application on both the lid and the water line, these were a real focal point for me. 

'A lot of emphasis was made of Meghan’s eyes, for a more it even look and to make us focus on her. 

'Your eyes tell a lot and are one of the first parts of us that show emotion. 

'Teamed with a set of false lashes which were fuller on the outer part of the eye to give that cat lifting eye effect we are seeing everywhere at the moment. 

'Although Meghan was wearing foundation, it was sheer coverage which allowed her freckles to remain poignant and giving her that sun kissed,  pregnancy glow. 

'Teamed with perfectly placed contour and a pop of heavy blush Meghan truly looked like she had settled back into her previous la girl glam! 

'With a heavy eye and popping blush Meghan balanced her look with a soft pink lip giving them just enough colour to tie the whole look together. 

'She wants to feel secure, comfortable and strong, without coming across as cold or hard. 

'Her hair choice has been carefully planned. 

'The pieces either side frame her face perfectly which puts the entire focus on her facial expressions and features,' he continued. 

Tom also revealed the Duchess's hair was styled to make her 'as comfortable as possible' and shows 'sophistication and maturity'.   

'Her total look will have been designed to make her feel as comfortable as possible, minimising room for risk or error so she can focus entirely on relaying her story with minimal distraction. 

'Having her hair mostly pinned up is an excellent choice as she can move and gesture freely without worrying about moving her hair out of place. 

'This is tactical as she does not want to appear to be seen nervously messing or playing with her hair to get it out of her face,' he added. 

'Meghan's hair also denotes a sophistication and a maturity that we have not seen since her departure from the UK.

'She has mostly been seen wearing her hair loose, long and free, which gives off a "lighter and carefree" energy. 

'However, this look is far more mature and elegant, it makes a statement of strength - we are supposed to be taking her seriously, and listening and believing what she has to say,' he concluded.

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