Yesterday the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and members of the ‪Royal family‬ at the Christmas morning service at St. Mary Magdalene, close to the Queen’s Sandringham estate. Despite all the rumors of a feud between them, Kate and Meghan looked the best of friends on their way to the service. They were photographed chatting and smiling as they were on their way to the church.

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But their body language spoke volumes about how the two women really feel. Body language expert Judi James shares with the Daily Mail that the two Duchesses were exhibiting signs of forced friendship, giving off body language cues that are often used by politicians.

“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,” James said. “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.”

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“Normally, Kate wears a classic perfect smile,” she explained. “Here, she looks slightly amused by what’s happening. It looks like they’re almost sharing a joke that they’ve got to perform this friendship routine.”

‘Meghan patting Kate’s back is power patting. It’s not unpleasant and it can be affectionate but ultimately you’re the one giving approval to the other person.’

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After searching finally a clip of this moment between Kate and Meghan?❤️☺️ So natural this is them as they were leaving ?(? androyalty) . . . Earlier Meghan and Harry arrived alongside other members of the Royal Family for the traditional walk to St Mary Magdalene Church ⛪️ , within the grounds of Sandringham. It is a country church which dates back to the 16th century and was attended by the Queen’s Great-Great-Grandmother Queen Victoria ?. This Christmas is particularly a significant one for Meghan and Harry, not only is it their first being husband and wife but also their last as a family of two before Baby Sussex comes along next year ???❤️?. Wishing you all and your families a very Merry Christmas❤️. Have a great day! . . . . . #duchessofsussex #princesscharlotte #duchessofcambridge #meghanmarkle #princeharry #katemiddleton #princecharles #princewilliam #diana #rachelzane #royals #christmas #royalfamily #princegeorge #princelouis #sandringhamhouse

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James says: ‘Kate is becoming a lot stronger in the royal family as the Queen gets older. She’s showing a degree of dominance by moving away from William in these images – last year she held his hand. This year, she’s created a space between herself and her husband so she can get closer to Meghan. She’s taken the diplomatic role here.

‘By contrast, Meghan is very much holding on to Prince Harry’s arm.’

‘We’ve been so entranced by the two women that we’ve forgotten about Prince William and Prince Harry. 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. They’ve both got their hands stuck in their pockets and I didn’t see any connection signals between them at all.’

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