A “chilling moment” between Kate Middleton, the new Princess of Wales, and Meghan Markle has been dissected online after the two sons of King Charles III and their respective wives met impromptu on Sunday.
Kate was filmed giving an icy, intense – even disturbing – look to her sister-in-law Meghan Markle before recovering and smiling broadly at the crowd.
It was the first time the two women had reunited after Meghan Markle accused Kate of making her cry while preparing for her wedding to Prince Harry during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.
According to body language expert Katia Loisal, that piercing stare from the Princess of Wales “did its job” in shaking American actress Meghan Markle’s confidence. She seems disconcerted and looks away from her sister-in-law.
“Unlike the confident Meghan we know, Meghan seemed uncomfortable during this encounter, which is not surprising given the recent criticism she has faced,” Katia said.
Prince William seems to want to reconcile everyone by advancing his wife to his brother and Meghan, but she remains on her reserve. This feeling does not seem to be shared by Kate. At least, that’s what her actions reflect, according to the expert.