Meghan Markle wiped away tears with her black-gloved hands as Her Majesty’s coffin was taken from London, however, a body language expert has called into question her tears by saying “it’s hard to tell” if she was feeling genuine sadness. Several members of the Royal Family were seen tearing up during the Queen’s funeral service, Meghan Markle was no exception as she stood beside her husband Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey.
However, body language expert Adrianne Carter, of The Face Whisperer questioned whether Meghan’s tears were legitimate, something which has been hotly contested on social media.
Ms Carter said: “It’s hard to tell if the tears are genuine sadness but Meghan certainly knows that tears would be spotted and photographed.
“We don’t see much muscle movement in Meghan’s face in the photo which would be activated with genuine emotional expressions.”
Speaking to the Daily Star, she added: “She could also be keeping herself tightly in check emotionally.”
Ms Carter wasn’t the only one who wondered if Meghan’s tears were genuine. Royal author of the bombshell book, Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors, Tom Bower also weighed in.
Following the couple’s decision to leave royal life and move to Montecito, California, the Queen issued a rare first person statement on the move which said that Meghan and Harry remained a “valued part of my family”.
She said: “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.
“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”
Following the death of Her Majesty, King Charles III expressed his “love” for Meghan and Harry in his first address to the nation.