Body language expert Judi James says their display at today’s Easter church service in Windsor suggests the rumoured feud has escalated
For three decades and the nation has watched princes William and Harry walk side-by-side.
Through both their weddings and the heartbreaking funeral of their mother, Princess Diana, the heirs were an inseparable force, as tight as brothers could be.
But it was a markedly different scene at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle today, when the men arrived separately for the annual Easter church service.
Harry – whose heavily-pregnant wife Meghan did not attend – was pictured walking by himself as he stared at the ground, while William and his wife Kate followed 10 paces behind.
The brothers eventually found themselves side-by-side to greet the vicar, but there was no acknowledgement between the siblings, with Harry walking off and standing alone away from the group.
And body language expert believes their behaviour suggests a growing feud between the pair…
“The body language between the two princes here doesn’t just add to the speculation that pair are no longer on speaking terms, it seems to suggest than any rift might have got even wider.
When he was single Harry was always forming a tight and happy trio with William and Kate but here it looks sadly as though he is going out of his way to have a lack of communication with his brother.
“Not only does he arrive and leave walking apart from William and Kate, his antics when William closes in by the church entrance make him look awkward and hints that he could be desperate to avoid him.
His facial expression looks dour and he seems to raise one hand to touch his face in what looks like a partial cut-off gesture suggesting a desire to hide.
“Harry is already at the church, greeting his host, when William catches up and closes in behind him before moving to Harry’s left to queue for a greeting. Harry turns and walks away, touching his face.
“He seems to stop for a moment before darting across to greet someone else but as he sees William coming he appears to dart back towards the wall again, standing with his back to his brother and his head lowered.
“There is no obvious reason for this ritual and it would have been the easiest thing to face his brother and offer a grin. Instead he backs away to the wall with his head turned away