As the now-Prince and Princess of Wales made their way into St Paul’s Cathedral for the late Queen’s Jubilee Thanksgiving Service last year, William can be seen giving Kate some clear instructions.
The now-Princess of Wales was given some clear instructions by Prince William as the pair left St Paul’s Cathedral in London last year. On June 3, the royal couple attended the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service and a lip reader has worked out what William said to his wife as the couple emerged onto the steps from the Cathedral. According to John Cassidy, Kate, who wore a stunning pale yellow dress with matching hat, remarked on the service saying: “It went very well, very well.”
William then replied to his wife: “Yes, perfect.”
As the couple made their way down the stairs, stopping to wave to the sea of royal fans, William turned to Kate to give her instructions as to when to move along. According to the lip reader, William said: “Wait for that to move, then we can go.” Body language Judi James also analysed William and Harry’s behaviour at the event – what was, the Duke of Sussex’s first royal event since stepping down as a senior working royal. James believed that William gave Harry the “opposite of an acknowledgement”.
The expert told the Mirror that William adopted a “barrier gesture” as the royal couple walked past Harry and his wife Meghan Markle – who also attended the event. She explained: “Harry looked firmly resigned to the back row here and was not sitting behind his brother as he was for the last Service of Remembrance. “Harry’s expression did suggest some relief as he joked with Zara as he searched for his car on the way out and he threw a wide, open-mouthed grin in her direction from the pews, but otherwise he fell into a haunted eye expression with some rapid blinking to suggest inner anxiety, leaning in and down to Meghan when she spoke as though keen to get some support.
“There was the opposite to an acknowledgment from William as he walked past Harry’s row during the parade out of the service. “Sucking in his lips and with his chin pulled up in a gesture of resolve he appeared to turn his head in the other direction for a moment, raising his order of service high in a barrier gesture.”
Meghan and Harry’s UK visit was short as the pair reportedly flew back to the US – with Archie and Lilibet in tow – before the celebrations officially concluded. The service at St Paul’s was the only event they attended over the four-day celebratory weekend.