Meghan Markle’s love of calligraphy is well-documented. She wrote in her personal essay for ELLE UK, ‘I'm an actress, a writer, the Editor-in-Chief of my lifestyle brand The Tig, a pretty good cook and a firm believer in handwritten notes.’
Whilst Markle was a struggling actor she taught calligraphy at the Paper Source in Beverly Hills, and also freelanced, famously writing the invitations for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding.
And whilst these facts alone denote an artistic and entrepreneurial spirit, they reveal even more when you get a handwriting expert in.
Graphoanalyst Tracey Trussell, of Hand Right, has given her analysis of Markle's handwriting both before and after her wedding.
She explains to the Express that the Duchess' writing has previously shown what a perfectionist she is, however, since her marriage has relaxed somewhat.
Trussel explained that: ‘this latest signature (dated March 2018, Belfast) is interesting because it is much more relaxed and natural, much less contrived then her usual style.'
"It lifts the lid on her character, revealing a much more human side. We know, from her stylised writing, she has a perfectionist streak and desire for beauty and the nice things in life. We know from the clockwork regularity that she has the self-discipline to maintain the right profile in-keeping with Royal life."
Delving further into the signature, Trussel revealed:
"We also know from the little touches or accoutrements (for example, the little hook at the start of her capital 'M') that once she has set her heart on something, she holds on. Nothing will stop her until she's satisfied her goal, so she is likely to be extremely committed to whatever she undertakes. We also know that the upwards endstrokes tell of a humanitarian side - she wants to do good deeds in life - and she's determined in the way she goes about achieving her far-reaching ambitions. But now we can see glimpses of a real ebullient passion and enthusiasm for life, and also a much more sensitive nature."
So that’s determination, loyalty, empathy, joy de vivre and sensitivity, what else?
"This is a romantic, passionate and devoted woman, who will need the protection of the man she loves. So whilst we may not know, may never know, what lies behind the carefully constructed facade, what we do now know is that there is a reservoir of deep feeling, as well as a desire to do things properly and get things right.
"So this is a woman who will appreciate her privacy and downtime behind closed doors, as much as time spent on her public polished appearances."
That is a whole lot of information in 12 letters.
This story first appeared on ELLEUK.com.
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