Meghan Markle looked ‘sad and reflective’ at St. George’s Chapel

Meghan Markle looks distraught outside of St George's chapel

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral today, and body language expert Judi James analysed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex both at Westminster Abbey and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, the latter of which was their wedding venue back in 2018. 

Judi noted how Meghan and Harry passed “some words” during the service and “it looked as though she was consoling him in his grief and distress”. 

She also said the Duchess showed signs of being supportive by turning her head in her husband’s direction whenever he moved or adjusted. 

Meghan was also photographed shedding a tear or two following the service, when standing outside Westminster, and this feeling followed to her to the next service at St. George’s. 

When waiting for their car to arrive, Meghan looked extremely sombre, despite being next to Princess Beatrice and Jack Brooksbank. 

Judi noted how Meghan and Harry passed “some words” during the service and “it looked as though she was consoling him in his grief and distress”. 

She also said the Duchess showed signs of being supportive by turning her head in her husband’s direction whenever he moved or adjusted. 

Meghan was also photographed shedding a tear or two following the service, when standing outside Westminster, and this feeling followed to her to the next service at St. George’s. 

When waiting for their car to arrive, Meghan looked extremely sombre, despite being next to Princess Beatrice and Jack Brooksbank. 

Judi said: “This is a moment where many emotions must have collided for Meghan. 

“Standing next to her very sombre husband she must be reminded of the happier day when they were married in the same venue. 

“Harry did manage to glance at Eugenie’s husband and even smile with some slight relief now the services were over and the senior royals in their cars but Meghan retains an asymmetric mouth ‘smile’ that will register sadness and reflection. 

“She looked a little choked in the same way that she had before she shed a tear earlier and the contrast in experiences of both times in that chapel must have made tears very hard to suppress,” the expert added. 

As for Prince Harry, Judi said he kept looking over at his brother, Prince William throughout the first ceremony. 

She said Harry was “dabbing tears” and “looking around a lot” at Westminster. 

“There were at least two occasions when his gaze that was more of a stare appeared directed at William,” the expert continued. 

As for what his expression suggested, Judi offered “sadness and possible regret”. 

Following the service, Harry joined the others to march behind the late monarch’s coffin. 

Judi said the Duke put on his most “emotional display” and at times, his face “seemed to pucker into a more intense signal of grief” followed by his lips sucking inwards. 

Walking alongside his brother, the expert suggested there were “some suppressed signals of tension”, referncing the sucked-in lip again. 

Harry also displayed a shoulder-roll, Judi claimed and she said this was his way of not only “bracing or steeling himself” for what was coming next, but also perhaps “mimicking the gesture the coffin bearers were doing in what looked like a desire to take a more active role himself”. 

Meghan and Harry got married in St. George’s Chapel on May 19, 2018. 

Later that same year, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank got married in the same venue to which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended. 

Prince Philip’s funeral service was also held at the Chapel last year, but Meghan didn’t attend as it wasn’t long after she had given birth to Lilibet. 

Until today, St. George’s Chapel has only held fond memories for Meghan.

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