Footage shows Prince Harry curtly telling Meghan Markle to 'turn around' and face the crowd during Trooping the Colour, says expert
It was the first royal event being attended by the Duchess of Sussex after giving birth to son Archie on May 6
A lip reading expert has revealed that Prince Harry apparently told his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, to "turn around" during Trooping the Colour.
The 34-year-old Duke of Sussex was seen talking to his wife Meghan, 37, as she stood in front of him on the balcony of Buckingham Palace last Saturday. She was seen turning back to speak to Harry on two occasions before he apparently told her to look in front.
Nonetheless, the conversation gave way to widespread speculation over what exactly was said, Daily Mail reports.
However, lip reading expert Jacqui Press analyzed the footage and concluded Harry told Meghan "yes, that's right" after the first time she turned around. When she did it again a short time later, he told her: "Turn around...Look."
During the national anthem, the royal family traditionally faces the crowds gathered for the event.
The Duchess of Sussex was standing in front of her husband for Trooping the Colour, which marked the Queen's official birthday. Standing in front of her were James, Viscount Severn, 11, and Isla Phillips, seven.
The royals can be seen chatting among themselves at the start of the video, and Harry is seen turning away from Meghan to speak to someone on his left. Standing nearby were his aunt Sophie Wessex, cousin Lady Louise Windsor, and Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie's husband.
Meghan was seen a short time later joining in on the conversation, turning around to speak to her husband. The back of her head faced the cameras as thousands of the Queen's well-wishers gathered outside Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess appears to say something to her husband, who replies saying, "Yes, that's right," as if answering a question. When Meghan turns back around once again, Harry apparently tells her: "Turn around", Jacqui said.
Meghan then faces toward the crowd and the national anthem begins playing moments later.
Numerous royal family observers, who shared the footage on social media, speculated over what appeared to be a curt exchange between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
But several others claimed that Harry was simply speaking to the children standing behind the adults, or another member of the family nearby not captured by the cameras.