Prince William and Prince Harry barely interacted with each other, and looked very tense, say body language experts
"They've both got their hands stuck in their pockets and I didn't see any connection signals between them at all," said body language expert Judi James
Christmas Day saw the 'Fab Four' get all dressed up and smile at the crowds as they made their way to the church service at Sandringham with the Queen and other members of the royal family, putting all rumors of a rift between the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan to rest.
However, according to a body-language expert, Prince Harry and Prince William were not so convincing. Body language expert Judi James noted that the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex barely interacted, and looked all kinds of 'tensed'.
Of Kate and Meghan, James said: "It reminds me of political body language. The kind of thing politicians do when they're walking with other heads of state and want to show some signs of rapport or unity." However, their body language seemed to speak volumes.
She explained, "They're walking in step, and there's enough mirroring to suggest like mindedness too. Kate has her left hand raised at the same time as Meghan - they're both gesticulating in an over-congruent way to show they're having a conversation. It looks performed, they're possibly trying a bit too hard."
According to James, regardless of how manicured Kate and Meghan's performance at Sandringham looked, she said that what people should be really looking at is the apparent lack of ease between William and Harry, even though the group had possibly been warned by the Queen and Prince Charles that any rift between the two families must be kept out of the public eye as they arrived together at the St Mary Magdalene Church.
The body language expert further added that royal fans should put Meghan and Kate on the back burner and concentrate more on Prince Harry and William, for the 'tie-signs' that they usually exchange between them, including brotherly glances were completely absent this time around. Moreover, they appeared to wear fixed grins throughout, a world away from their usual relaxed demeanor.
"We've been so entranced by the two women that we've forgotten about Prince William and Prince Harry," she said. "Apart from having very rigid, fixed smiles on their faces, I didn't see anything in the way of glances or exchanges between them."
"They've always been seen laughing and sharing jokes, they usually have lots of 'tie-signs' (gestures that signal closeness) between them," James continued. "They've both got their hands stuck in their pockets and I didn't see any connection signals between them at all."