Oops! Queen Seemed To Ignore Meghan Markle During Their Solo Outing In Chester, A Body Language Expert Says

Date July 8, 2019

It’s always a delight for royal watchers to see Queen Elizabeth spending time with her grandsons’ wives, Kate and Meghan. Do you remember Her Majesty’s first solo appearance with Harry’s wife Meghan Markle? Though we didn’t notice any alarming signs at that time, fans could see how Queen ignored Meghan during their solo outing.

Solo outing with Her Majesty

Meghan Markle made her first solo outing with the Queen in less than a month after marrying Prince Harry.

No doubt, it was a good sign for the former American actress, pointing out that she was warmly accepted to the royal family. By the way, Kate Middleton made her first solo appearance with Her Majesty only after a year since she became the Duchess of Cambridge.

Meghan’s ‘big day’ took place on June 14, 2018, in Chester. The Duchess joined Her Majesty for the Mersey Gateway bridge opening, where they also enjoyed a kids’ dance performance.

Royal commentators described Meghan’s behavior during such a ‘tremendous’ event in her life:

Meghan Markle was really calm considering it was her first official engagement with the boss.

Did the Queen really ignore Meghan?

Though everything seemed to go smoothly that day, royal watchers noticed that Her Majesty seemed to ignore Meghan at one point.

Oops! Queen Seemed To Ignore Meghan Markle During Their Solo Outing In Chester, A Body Language Expert SaysGetty Images / Ideal Image

It happened when the Duchess tried to chat with the Queen, but she seemed to ignore her. But what did happen for real?

A body language expert Judi James explained that Her Majesty followed an established protocol in Chester, just as she used to do during her all public engagements.

The expert explained:

For the Queen, the rituals are all about speaking to the right person at the right time and at this moment it looks as though that person was the man hosting on the Queen’s other side.

James added:

Meghan launches into some emphatic, illustrative gestures but it looks as though she might be held in a queue here.

Sometimes, things are not what they seem, especially when it comes to the royals. They have a huge number of strict protocol rules to follow, which the ordinary people might not even know about.

Besides, in our personal opinion, Her Majesty definitely feels symphathy for her grandson’s wife Meghan. Do you agree with us?