Prince Andrew's discomfort showed as he fiddled with order of service, claims body language expert
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Prince Andrew reportedly felt "uncomfortable" during the service for the Queen, a body language expert claimed. The Duke of York was present for the service at Westminster Hall with several members of the royal family.
According to The Sun, expert Adrianne Carter, who goes by The Face Whisperer, said that the Duke of York looked out of place during the important service where King Charles led the Queen's children and grandchildren from Buckingham Palace past thousands of mourners.
The service was followed a sombre 38-minute procession attended by Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Sophie Wessex and Queen Consort Camilla to name a few. As per the outlet, Andrew wore a morning suit alongside Prince Harry, after they were not permitted to wear military uniforms for the Queen's coffin procession. Carter believes the Duke of York looked "uncomfortable" at the service.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Carter said, "Prince Andrew was the only one flicking through the order of service. It looked like deflecting behaviour as he might be feeling uncomfortable. When we feel uncomfortable, we often fiddle with something to distract ourselves."
Andrew was previously in the news due to his civil sex assault case, stemming from his friendship with the convicted sex offender, the late Jeffrey Epstein. He was kept away from the media glare and was not invited to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
In January, Andrew was slapped with a civil sex assault case by Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. Following this, he had to give up his HRH title, that distinguishes a person as “royal” over others. Andrew also had to give up his patronages and honorary military roles. The case was settled for an undisclosed sum.
Meanwhile, the doors of Westminster Hall were opened to the general public to pay tributes to the Queen's coffin as she lies-in-state, after passing away on September 8. Prince Harry, who had earlier walked alongside William in the cortege, was seen holding hands with his wife Meghan in a show of support.
Meghan and Kate also were together as songs chosen by the Queen played out from the wooden beams in the room. As per The Sun, Andrew will be allowed to wear the military uniform to the final vigil at Westminster Hall to show respect to his late mother, who reigned for 70 years. However, things may gradually change as time passes with Andrew becoming more distanced from the "working royals." He will most likely continue to be kept away from public ceremonies and royal duties involving being in public.