Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry were once inseparable that they were dubbed the "Royal Trio." However, things have changed over the years, especially after Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. Here's what a body language expert said about the trio.
Prince William, Kate Middleton And Prince Harry's Smiles Reportedly Became Fake
The tension between the royal family and the Sussexes is undeniable following the release of Prince Harry's book Spare. However, the members of the firm have chosen to stick with their "never complain, never explain" mantra despite the attacks from the royal couple based in California.
Body language expert Judi James noticed how fun the royal trio was. However, he also said that their dynamics have changed over the years.
Looking back, James noticed how Prince William, Prince Harry and Middleton would hold back some laughter to give the public a "good impression" because sometimes they couldn't sustain their playfulness. However, those things were gone when the royal trio reunited with Markle for a walkabout following Queen Elizabeth's death.
READ: Prince William Shock: Prince Harry's Brother Has Worse Stories to Share About Meghan Markle's Husband, Kate Middleton's Spouse Is Always There to Pick Up the Pieces, Pal Claims
"Smiles look forced and fake," James told Express about the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke of Sussex's gestures. "There is no longer any need to suppress a shared sense of humor because the disconnect between the brothers is occurring."
"The touch rituals, where William, Kate and Harry would stand with their arms around one another in a signal of being a strongly-bonded team, have gone — partly out of necessity as the outings as a foursome are more formal here, but there is a non-verbal underlining of the lack of desire to touch or connect as they stand with hands clasped in front of their torsos in a barrier ritual."
ALSO READ: Prince Harry Shock: Meghan Markle's Husband Claims Prince William Could Veto What He Wants, Kate Middleton's Spouse Wants to Win Their Lifelong Competition
She also noted that the foursome appeared "forced." The expert believed they were trying to show the press and the public that there were no rifts, even if it was clear there were.
"We can almost see three stages of disconnection here: from the tactile, playful trio with their mirrored smiles and laughter that need suppressing, to the more formal foursome that still present in a line together, even though their body language looks forced or performed."
READ MORE: King Charles Shock: Prince William's Father Considering a Nuclear Option Against Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Amid Attacks in Spare? Sussexes Have Gone Rogue, Expert Claims
What Did Prince Harry Say About Being Prince William, Kate Middleton's Third Wheel?
In Prince Harry's interview with ITV News' Tom Brady, he admitted that he was hopeful for the royal trio to be a fab four when he met his partner in life. The statement suggested that he didn't want to live his brother.
"I had put a lot of hope in the idea that, you know, be William and Kate and me and whoever — I thought that the, you know, the four of us would bring me and William closer together," he said People reported.
"We could go out and do work together. Um, which I did a lot as the third wheel to them, which was fun at times, but also I guess slightly awkward at times as well."
He added that his family didn't expect he would be with someone like Markle, who had a very successful career. He also seemingly blamed the media for building competition among them.
YOU MIGHT LIKE: Queen Camilla Shock: King Charles, Wife Repeat History? Prince Harry's Stepmother's Grandmother Was Also Reportedly a Mistress to His Majesty's Grandfather King Edward VII
"The idea of the four of us being together was always a hope for me. Before it was Meghan, whoever it was gonna be, I always hoped that the four of us would get on, but very quickly it became Meghan versus Kate. And that when it plays out so publicly, you can't hide from that," he added.
"Especially when within my family, you have the newspapers laid out pretty much in every single palace house that is around. So yes, it does, it creates this competition. And if you're the new kids on the block and you come in and you're stealing the limelight — not a limelight that you've asked to be put in or have a limelight — that the press, the British press have decided for you."
What can you say about the expert's opinions about Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton?
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry.
RELATED: Prince Harry Jealous of Prince William, Kate Middleton's Luxurious Apartment? Meghan Markle's Husband Admits Being Embarrassed by IKEA Lamps, Second-Hand Sofa in Nottingham Cottage