At the charity polo match at Billingbear Polo Club in Berkshire,Meghanand Kate stood to the sidelines with their children.Prince Williamand Prince Harry were playing against each other in the game which honoured late Leicester City owner Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash. The interaction between the two Duchesses at the event has made royal fans question their relationship, as it seemed they made little conversation or even eye contact despite standing close to one another.
Meghan stood cradling two-month-old Archie close to her chest, watching the match from the sidelines.
Whilst Kate was crouched beside Meghan, playing with one-year-oldPrince Louis,who seemed in a mischievous mood.
Louis at one point stole his mother’s sunglasses and turned to Meghan, sticking his tongue out at her.
Meghan’s attention during the polo match seemed entirely on her newborn son, kissing his head and gazing at him lovingly.
Meghan Markle vs Kate Middleton: William and Harry were on opposing teams for the polo match(Image: GETTY)
When Harry walked over to his wife and son after the match, the family seemed very much in their own world.
She also had to run after Prince Louis, who made a break for some nearby horses.
Despite plenty of action, Meghan and Kate seemed to hardly interact, and body language expert Judi James explained why to Mirror Online.
Meghan Markle vs Kate Middleton: The two Duchesses are in different phases of parenting(Image: PA)
She said: “With no signs here of any collaboration or teaming-up between Kate and Meghan it’s clear both women have their hands too full with their children to bother with chats and sister-in-law poses.
“The difference between their children’s ages must make mixing difficult too.
“Whereas mothers of toddlers can put them together and watch as they play Archie is still at the stage where Meghan will be giving him undivided attention while cradling him in her arms.
“She looks besotted with him, kissing his head and lifting him to gaze at his face with undisguised love.
Meghan Markle vs Kate Middleton: Kate was running around after her three children(Image: GETTY)
The age of Kate’s children may have something to do with her distraction as Ms James explained.
Prince George is five,Princess Charlottefour and Prince Louis one.
She said: “Kate meanwhile has her entire attention taken by her more mobile children, with even little Louis walking about looking active and confident.
“They look playful and energetic and even when Kate had Louis scooped up in her arms it’s clear he’s keen to be off playing around on the grass.
“Meghan’s body language as a mother currently looks idealistic while Kate is at the active stage of herding and playing with her children, trying to keep them all happy and occupied.”