Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were left open-mouthed today after Prince William was lip-read.
Beaming Meghan curtsied to the rest of the royal family, and greeted her sister-in-law Kate Middleton with a slightly uneasy wave for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.
On today’s This Morning, royal expert Camilla Tominey spoke about the “tense and awkward” body language between the Fab Four.
But the most interesting insight came when Camilla explained that The Telegraph’s lip reader had revealed what the royals had said to each other.
Prince Harry told Meghan that his brother had only said two words when greeting him.
Camilla explained: “When Harry sits down he said to Meghan, ‘he just said Hello Harry to me and that was it’ and Meghan smiles.
“But we don’t know whether he was referring to William or, because he’d just been meeting dignitaries including Boris Johnson , so a bit of mystery on that.”
There were more gasps in the studio when Camilla revealed what Prince William is believed to have said to Kate.
She continued: “When William sat down, he turned to Kate and said, ‘This whole handshaking thing is weird. We’re going to have to put a load of hand gel on after this’.”
Phillip was left open-mouthed, while Holly shouted: “No he didn’t! That’s fantastic.”
Camilla also pointed out that there were notably no conversations despite being just one row apart.
Phillip claimed there was some nice “brotherly support” from Prince William to Prince Harry as the Cambridges decided to walk in at the same time as the Sussexes and negate the formal ceremony.
However, Holly confessed she did not understand why they didn’t talk inside the Abbey while knowing the whole world would be watching.
Phillip tried to defend them again, but Camilla added: “They kept up appearances but at the end of the day the pretence now is over. They’ve flown back to Canada and we’re starting this brave future without them.”
While Vanessa Feltz admitted it was a “damn shame” that Prince Harry and Meghan did not bring Archie to the UK.
She said: “He could have played with his cousins. They could have broken the ice and seen the Queen. It’s not like normal people, they have nannies.
“They could have brought Archie. It was mean not to.”
*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am