Prince Andrew's discomfort showed as he fiddled with order of service, claims body language expert

'It looked like deflecting behaviour as he might be feeling uncomfortable,' says body language expert Adrianne Carter

Prince Andrew's discomfort showed as he fiddled with order of service, claims body language expert
Prince Andrew was looked 'uncomfortbale and was fiddling with the order of service during the Queen's procession (Richard Heathcote/ Getty Images; Screenshot from BBC video)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Both Prince Andrew and Prince Harry have been forbidden from wearing military uniforms for the Queen's funeral (Kate Green/Getty Images)

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."

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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.

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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.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is escorted into Westminster Hall  for the Lying-in State on September 14, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is escorted into Westminster Hall for the Lying-in State on September 14, 2022 in London, England (Peter Tarry - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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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.

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Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen inside the Palace of Westminster during the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen inside the Palace of Westminster during the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14 (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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