The eagle-eyed fans believe Meghan Markle and Prince William’s body language at a time of royal conflict showed an awkward dimension in their relationship via Newsweek.
Meghan and Prince Harry were filmed with Kate Middleton and William during a Christmas church service at Sandringham in December 2018. For the Duchess of Sussex, it was her second time joining Harry’s relatives for their traditional gathering at Queen Elizabeth II’s estate in Norfolk.
It has come to light that TikTok users believe they spotted Meghan trying and failing to make eye contact with William during awkward exchanges, though it is not possible to know exactly what was going on in the minds of the royals present.
A TikTok clip of their interaction was liked nearly 48,000 times and viewed 2.3 million times after it was posted with the message: “Remember that Christmas where Meghan kept trying to catch William’s eye and chat to him but he was having none of it?”
“I’m not a body language expert, but damn, I feeeeeeeeel that,” one TikTok user commented after seeing William appear to dodge Meghan’s gaze. “She was trying to be part of the family and they were having none of that,” another person commented.
Whatever Meghan and William felt at the time, that Christmas came during the era in which relations between Harry, Meghan and the wider royal family and palace disintegrated.
Stories in the British press over the previous two months had described Meghan as “Duchess Difficult,” said she made Kate cry, which Meghan denies, or described Harry being rebuked by the queen during tensions over Meghan’s wedding day tiara.