Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were today reunited with Prince William and Kate for the first time in four months - in what one body language expert described as 'not exactly the warm reunion we were hoping for'.
The Sussexes and Cambridges came together, at the Queen's Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey, for the first time since they paid their respects at a Remembrance Day service in November.
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It is also the last time they will all be together before Harry and Meghan bow out of royal duties and embrace their new life in North America.
Meghan was seen to mouth 'hi' and give a small wave to William and Kate, followed by a 'hello', as the Cambridges took their seat in the High Altar in the row in front of the Sussexes. Harry also said 'hello' and smiled at his brother, who seemed to ignore him.
But according to body language expert Judi James, Harry's 'tension was palpable' as William seemingly failed to greet his brother.
Prince Harry and Meghan walk behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Charles and Camilla, in Westminster Abbey this afternoon after attending the annual Commonwealth Service. Body language expert Judi James says the reunion of the Sussexes and Cambridges was full of tension, with Prince William seemingly failing to greet his brother
Meghan and Harry beamed and laughed as William said something upon his entrance, as they took their seats in the High Altar. Meanwhile, Prince Edward partly rose to greet the Cambridges, but Sophie and the Sussexes remained seated. Ms James described the meeting between William and Kate and Harry and Meghan as a 'rather odd greeting ritual'
Meghan was seen to mouth 'hi' and give a small wave to William and Kate, followed by a 'hello', as the Cambridges took their seats in the row in front of the Sussexes. Ms James says: 'For William though there was a mouthed "hello" from Meghan but a weak, mouth-closed smile from Harry and no sign that William responded'
'It wasn't the warm reunion that we were all hoping for,' said Ms James.
'The tension in Harry's body language especially was palpable. When Harry arrived, the minute he and Meghan had to drop hands, he immediately reached for his wedding ring which is a self comfort.
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'Even when she was beside him after they had stopped holding hands, he was missing her, needing her support.'
She added: 'As Harry walked up the aisle, they both waved at the children, but his face otherwise was quite tense and unsmiling.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had walked in ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton before Prince Charles and Camilla also arrived, and the Queen then made an entrance to trumpet fanfare and cheers from crowds outside.
Ms James claims the siblings appeared 'awkward' - with William seemingly failing to greet his younger brother.
While Prince Edward partly rose to greet the Cambridges, Sophie and the Sussexes remained seated.
'Harry and Meghan looked a lot more genuinely cheerful, and Harry especially, through a really affectionate smile at Kate,' Ms James told PA news agency.
'As they took their seats Harry threw Kate an open-mouthed smile and "hello" of what looked like genuine pleasure and Meghan raised her brows and smiled in an equally friendly ritual.
'But when it was William, you could see Harry was slightly more rigid and his lips were closed.'
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My view: Kate Middleton spent months trying to be peace maker, it didn't work, but she's now standing up to Harry and Meghan, she completely snubbed and blanked them and Prince William is not ready to buy the rudeness and lack of respect from his younger brother Harry and his smug wife Meghan to the Royal family, especially their 93-year-old grandmother the Queen. Harry is full of anger, while his wife is using the biggest platform on planet earth for her fashion parade, by the way Meghan looked like a flight attendant in her green outfit.There is no reason to say you don't own the word Royal, it's an insult. MM is not emotionally attached to anybody, not even her 9-month-old child, who leaves their baby for so many days without a motherly hug, while she's busy hugging a 16-year-old for public adulation?.