Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry made a public appearance together on Christmas Day for the second year in a row. Now footage emerged of Meghan trying to speak to William, who was, according to people on social media, avoiding her, while he was adjusting his scarf.
Body language expert Judi James gave more insights in terms of what might have been happening. “This sense of distancing could be caused by tensions but it could also primarily be prompted by William’s aversion to royal ‘soap operas,'” Judi explains. “After the tragic dramas of his parent’s marriage William has always appeared keen to avoid any public emotional displays that might draw too much ongoing attention from the press and it could easily be this, rather than Meghan herself, that he’s keen to avoid.”
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“On the surface, it looked as though she turned around to smile at William while he kept himself busy tucking his scarf into his coat and her face did appear to have dropped as she turned back,” Judi says. “But she could have been smiling at Kate rather than William, meaning he might genuinely have been out of the conversational loop at that particular point.”
“That was a snub. I wonder if they’ve ever had a real conversation,” one Instagram user commented. “Dang William must be super cold with all that scarf ? adjusting lol,” said another. A third one stated: “I think Meghan coming along killed it she is far from a queen. Am sure Prince William had a great reason to ignore her I would too.”
It was reported last month that during last year’s holiday season Prince Harry and Prince William had a ‘bit of a fallout’ over Meghan. Now new reports show that not everyone was as keen to embrace Meghan as quickly as Harry wanted them to.
A mutual friend of the princes told Katie Nicholl that Harry was very, very upset that William wasn’t going out of his way to welcome Meghan into the family. “Harry felt William wasn’t rolling out the red carpet for Meghan and told him so,” the source said. “They had a bit of a fallout, which was only resolved when [their dad Prince] Charles stepped in and asked William to make an effort. That’s when the Cambridges invited the Sussexes to spend Christmas with them.”