PRINCE Harry felt anxious at last night’s Lakers game, a body language expert has claimed.
Footage showed Meghan awkwardly dodging a kiss as the couple was shown on the big screen at the game in Los Angeles, California on Monday night.
Body language expert Judi James told The Sun Online Harry was clearly feeling uneasy ahead of his trip to London for his father’s coronation.
Harry seemed “hollow-eyed and even biting his nails,” indicating his anxious thoughts, she said.
King Charles will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6th.
Prince Harry plans to leave his wife Meghan and their children Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, at home in the United States.
He will then sit ten rows behind the rest of the royals during the ceremony and is set to make a sharp exit afterwards, according to a royal expert.
Last night, Meghan and Harry were filmed waving and smiling as they watched the LA Lakers in action.
But Ms James believes there were clear signs of unease on the king’s face as he chatted with his wife.
She added: “Harry nods and even blinks in agreement with Meghan’s point of view, but his different body language suggests possible inner fear.
“His right hand appears to be picking or fumbling, and although he appears to be saying ‘yes’ in unison with his wife, there is a lip licking and mouth twitch that could indicate nervousness ahead of the coronation.”
It is expected that the Duke could even fly in and out of the UK for the coronation in less than 24 hours, although this has not been confirmed.
Last night the couple appeared on the big screen above the court and appeared to tease that it was a “kissing cam” as Harry leaned in for a kiss before laughing about it.
His body language indicates a possible inner restlessness
In the clip posted to Twitter, the couple catches glimpses of each other on the big screen before seemingly joking about taking part in the long-standing tradition of kissing cam.
Harry leans in before Meghan bursts out laughing, making them both giggle.
The Duke continues to pull an awkward face, seemingly in reference to his wife’s light-hearted rejection.
Ms James said the footage was “well-timed” to “remind us that Harry and Meghan are a close-knit loving couple”.
She added: “Harry appears to use two head movements to indicate he’s approaching for a kiss, but then leans away with a comical grimace to indicate he’s tried but failed.
“It’s all flirty fun, but it seems Meghan would prefer a bit more elegant discretion here than her husband.”
Meghan wore a two-piece pink jacket and skirt paired with slight heels and a white top to the game.
Harry, on the other hand, wore dark jeans, a white t-shirt under a black jacket, and wore a Lakers jersey over his knee.
The Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-111.
It comes just days after they made the stunning announcement that Harry would be attending the king’s coronation without Meghan.
He will fly to London for the May 6 event, while she will stay at her £12million mansion in Montecito, California, to celebrate her son Archie’s fourth birthday, which falls on the same date.
The announcement sparked a row after the Duchess’ decision was reportedly influenced by a split with the royal family over allegations of “unconscious bias”.
The former actress previously raised concerns about racism in a letter to the then-Prince of Wales following her interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, according to The Telegraph.
During the call, Meghan claimed a senior member of the royal family had speculated about how dark her future son’s skin might be.
Charles reportedly wrote to his daughter-in-law, expressing his sadness at the company’s split.
A source said the Duchess found his response unsatisfactory, which influenced her decision to skip the coronation.
But the Sussexes called it “ridiculous and wrong”.
In a statement shared on Twitter by royal commentator Omid Scobie, the couple said: “The Duchess of Sussex is going about her life in the present and is not thinking about correspondence from two years ago in relation to conversations from four years ago.
“Any other suggestion is wrong and frankly ridiculous.
“We encourage tabloids and various royal correspondents to stop the grueling circus they are creating on their own.”
Meghan made her public debut shortly after the blast when she video-introduced a friend’s TED talk.
Harry’s decision to attend the coronation was announced after it was reported that he was “desperate” to make the journey for the event.
A source told The Sun: “Harry was dying to come back for the coronation and spend time with his family.”
Despite this, the Duke appears to be settling in the US following the Megxit saga in which he and his wife left the UK.
The pair are rarely seen in public outside of scheduled performances, but have been spotted a couple of times.
In February last year, Harry was spotted at the Super Bowl with his cousin Princess Eugenie.
Later that year, he and Meghan were also filmed dancing at a concert, sharing a drink and a hug.
Their basketball appearance comes after the Prince and Princess of Wales were snapped courtside at a Celtics game during their trip to Boston last December.