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Prince Harry's awkward 'hand flick' gesture to Prince William at Queen Elizabeth's funeral

NewsPrince Harry's awkward 'hand flick' gesture to Prince William at Queen Elizabeth's funeral

On this exact day last year, Prince Harry reunited with the Royal Family at the late Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral in London.

During the day, although no actual interactions occurred, Prince Harry came face-to-face with his elder brother, Prince William.

Despite no communication, a body language expert has stated that an awkward moment occurred between the feuding brothers.

As they walked behind their late grandmother’s coffin in the funeral procession, the brothers walked along shoulder-to-shoulder.

Following the funeral at Westminster Abbey, the family took their places in St George’s Chapel – with William ensuring his wife, the Princess of Wales and their two eldest children – to halt to let Harry and Meghan Markle past to take their seats.

In one clip from the funeral, William pointed out to them that they needed to wait, forcing Kate to stop and let the Sussexes pass first.

According to body language expert Judi James, it appeared that during this moment the families had very little interaction. This was, apart from one gesture from Harry.

Speaking to the Mirror, Ms James said: “During the second service in Windsor, there was a moment when William and his family had to hold back to allow Harry and Meghan to get into the pews first.

“Despite the proximity, there seemed to be no sign on camera of any glances or exchanged acknowledgements, apart from a hand-flicking gesture from Harry.”

Tensions in the family have been heightened for some time, particularly between Harry and William.

The two brothers once shared a close bond, but with Harry’s recent claims, tensions appeared to have risen tenfold.

Earlier this year, Harry claimed – in his memoir Spare – that he had been involved in a physical fight with his brother, which resulted in injury, in 2019.

Harry claimed that his brother had referred to his wife Meghan Markle as “rude” and “difficult” – much to the distaste of Harry.

Harry has only reunited with his family a handful of times since his and Meghan’s departure from royal life in 2020.

Back in May, Harry attended King Charles’s Coronation alone – although only staying for a few hours before flying back to the US.

Not in attendance was Meghan, who opted to remain in the US with the couple’s two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

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