Fight your way. Meghan Markle seemed to keep her distance princess kate and his children while paying homage to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, chose to stay “slightly away” from the Princess of Wales, 40, and her eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as well as Queen consort Camilla during the Westminster Abbey service. (Kate and prince williamLouis’s youngest son, Prince Louis, “stayed with the nanny” for the day, a source exclusively said. us weekly.)
Meghan’s physical distance could be due to a variety of reasons, according to body language expert White Cobbone of which is his ongoing tension with the royal family.
“Meghan’s body language does not hint at her relationship with the queen consort, Kate and the children,” Cobb says exclusively. U.S. “However, stepping back and behind the queen consort, Kate and the children indicate a possible emotional distance.”
The women attended both the service and procession at Westminster Abbey on Monday and the burial service at St George’s Chapel following the queen’s death aged 96 on September 8.
the Masters Methods The author adds that “funerals arouse contemplation, reflection and prayer for those who pray” and therefore the first Suits the actress’s choice not to be closer to her relatives could have been out of respect.
“Maybe she wanted to give them space. Or she needed some space to reflect and think,” explains Cobb. “If she thinks her relationship is strained, then she may have regressed. You tend to keep a physical distance when you don’t feel emotionally close to someone.”
The author of The Bench and her husband, prince harry, has been somewhat at odds with the Duke of Sussex’s family following his 2020 retirement from royal duties. The tension continued to build in March 2021 when the pair spoke out against The Firm during an explosive CBS reveal interview.
However, when Elizabeth died, Meghan and Harry, 38, apparently buried the hatchet with their loved ones, at least momentarily, to bond and mourn. The couple, who share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lili, 15 months, have been seen at multiple events in and around London with Kate and William, 40, since the queen’s passing.
While Meghan seemed a bit distant from her sister-in-law and stepmother, 75, during Monday’s events, her body language was respectful of the late royal.
“Meghan’s body language reflects deference to Queen Elizabeth,” says Cobb. U.Snoting that at times, her arms were “close to her side” and at other times, they were “slightly in front of her with her hands clasped in front of her lower abdomen, known as the fig leaf.”
The expert adds: “This is a closed body language move that shows respect and keeps the focus off of yourself.”
During the funeral, the “Archetypes” podcast host “tended to look down and forward and show little movement,” which Cobb explains is related to one’s emotional state. “When you’re sad, you tend to sit still and bow your head, especially if you don’t want others to see your emotions, and you can get lost in thought,” she says.
Although Meghan was physically distant from Kate and Camilla, Cobb points out that the queen’s service was meant for the longest reigning monarch, not her daughter-in-law and granddaughters-in-law.
“This particular moment of seeing Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was not the time to interact with anyone,” says the expert. U.S. “It was a time to show deference to the funeral proceedings of the Queen and Her Majesty.”
Scroll down to see Meghan’s body language firsthand during the emotional service: