Royal rift: Prince William SNUBS Harry as brother reaches out at charity polo match

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PRINCE William appeared to shrug off Prince Harry’s sweet gesture at a charity polo match yesterday.

Prince William appeared to shrug off Prince Harry’s sweet gesture yesterday Image GETTY
Prince William appeared to shrug off Prince Harry’s sweet gesture yesterday Image GETTY

Prince William appeared to shrug off Prince Harry’s sweet gesture yesterday (Image: GETTY)

The Duke of Sussex, 34, reached out to his brother to pat him on the back after William’s team won the game. But the gesture was not reciprocated. William, 37, kept his arms firmly behind his back during the photoshoot following the game.

The moment comes after rumours of a rift between Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

But the families came together yesterday to cheer on the two teams.

They were previously photographed at Archie Harrison’s christening last Saturday at Windsor Castle.

Body language expert, Judi James, analysed the photographs for what the couples might have been feeling at the time.

Harry reached out to his brother to pat him on the back Image Mirror screenshot
Harry reached out to his brother to pat him on the back Image Mirror screenshot

Harry reached out to his brother to pat him on the back (Image: Mirror (screenshot))

William did not reciprocate Harrys gesture Image Mirrorscreenshot
William did not reciprocate Harrys gesture Image Mirrorscreenshot

William did not reciprocate Harry’s gesture (Image: Mirror (screenshot))

Ms James told Express.co.uk: “William’s fig-leaf hand gesture and rather wary-looking smile looks a world away from the more relaxed warmth from Charles and Doria at the other end of the group.”

Meanwhile, Judi described Kate’s pose as “uneasy.”

She added: “Kate’s self-diminished pose with her arms pulled into her torso and hands clasped in her lap makes her look rather uneasy, but this could be all about positive motives if she decided to sit small to avoid looking too regal and even upstage the parents and their baby.”

Although it’s unclear from this particular photo whether the couples are indeed locked in a feud, it seems brothers William and Harry are doing little to dispel these rumours – with Judi pointing out they no longer display the brotherly love they used to in public.

There have been rumours of a rift between the two royal couples Image GETTY
There have been rumours of a rift between the two royal couples Image GETTY

She concluded: “The jury’s still out then in terms of any rift, although neither Harry nor William appear to be in much of a hurry to show us all those non-verbal sibling bond and tie gestures that they grew up using.”

Harry and Meghan have recently split from William and Kate in the joint charity, the Royal Foundation,

They are planning to set up their own charity.

While William and Kate remain and it will be renamed to the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

William and Harry set up the Royal Foundation back in 2009, with Kate joining two years later.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK