'Tense' Prince Harry missed Meghan Markle's support at 'stressful' Prince Philip's funeral, body language expert says04/17/2021
PRINCE Harry clearly missed Meghan Markle's support and found Prince Philip's funeral "stressful", a body language expert has claimed.
Meghan, 39, who is heavily pregnant, made “every effort” to travel from the US with her husband but didn’t receive medical clearance from her physician, a Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed last week.
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Speaking to Fabulous, body language expert Judi James claimed the Duke of Sussex showed signs of "anxiety and tension" as he walked in his grandfather's funeral procession this afternoon.
Prince Philip's funeral marked the first time Prince Harry and Prince William have been seen together since the Commonwealth Service last year – and Judi claims the brothers displayed wildly different emotions.
The expert said: "William is a consummate body language masker, never letting many feelings slip via his movements.
"He walked straight-faced, looking forward then but it was Harry who revealed signs of anxiety and tension.
"Seen chatting to other royals prior to leaving the castle, he looked about as he took his place."
Describing how the Duke "performed self-comfort gestures", she added: "[Harry] pulled at his waistcoat or jacket with one hand and even rolled his shoulders in a gesture of confidence-boosting as he walked behind his brother in the chapel."
What's more, the expert said it was visible that Harry – who sat with his head bowed during the ceremony – was missing his wife when William went to join Kate Middleton.
She added: "While William went to join Kate in the pews, Harry would clearly have been missing the support of his wife during what looked like a stressful time for him."
Prince Harry had been isolating at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor grounds, after flying in from LA for the funeral.
This is the first time he has seen his family since Megxit – although it's been reported he spoke on the phone to Charles and William after landing in the UK.
He walked feet away from William, with Peter Phillips between them, as they processed behind the coffin.
Peter hung back slightly to allow the brothers to walk ahead at the same pace.
They moved slowly with the regimented family group towards the chapel.
Harry then stood behind William as they stood sombrely in the chapel as the coffin was gently put down.
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