Harry appeared ‘tense and frosty’ beside Kate weeks after her ‘row’ with Meghan

Prince Harry appeared "ill-at-ease" and "stern" standing next to Kate Middleton on the Buckingham Palace balcony just weeks after he tied the knot with Meghan Markle, according to a body language expert.

In the bombshell interview the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed that Kate had made her cry during the "stressful" flower girl dress fitting before the wedding in 2018.

She added that Kate had made up with her and sent her flowers to express her apology, although a previous report from the Telegraph's Associate Editor Camilla Tominey claimed it was Kate who was left in tears.

Three weeks after the Sussex's wedding, on June 9, 2018, Meghan and Harry made their first Buckingham Palace balcony appearance as a married couple for the Queen's official birthday.

And, according to body language expert Judi James, there were visible signs of tension between the prince and his sister-in-law.

Judi re-analysed the appearance following the allegations made in the Oprah interview and said Harry's behaviour looked "completely different" from previous Trooping the Colour events.

She told Daily Star: "If you compare historic footage or shots of Kate and Harry on the balcony where they have looked animated, friendly and as though they are having fun, his behaviour here looks completely different, suggesting tension."

"Kate comes out and chats happily with Camilla while Harry and Meghan walk out to stand behind her.

"There is no attempt by Harry in these shots to chat or joke with his sister-in-law or to join her as he has in previous years and his frowning facial expression looks dour and ill-at-ease.

"When Kate looks back to the front she sucks her lips in, which is often seen as a gesture of regret. Harry seems to mirror this by using a wiping hand gesture of his mouth."

The expert added that the Duke of Sussex looked "frosty" and only smiled when he talked to Meghan.

"We can see two more moments of Kate turning her head to communicate with Meghan," Judi explained.

"Her expression is hidden but there seems to be no animated or friendly responses here, particularly from a frosty-faced Harry.

"Harry does smile in these clips but only when he talks to his wife."

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