THE QUEEN was joined by other members of the royal family today to mourn the loss of her husband, Prince Philip, and she “couldn’t face going alone”, according to a body language expert.
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The Queen was joined by other members of the royal family today to mourn the loss of her husband, Prince Philip
But she sought reassurance from the rest of her family before entering the chapel, which body language expert Judi James said “look terribly poignant”.
“There was one moment when she paused and turned around before entering the chapel and it looked terribly poignant, almost as though she couldn’t face going in alone. She turned for what looked like reassurance that her party was behind her,” Judi told Mail Online.
What’s more, the expert said the grieving monarch “provided the most memorable moments” as she sat alone in the chapel with her head dipped “so low her face was completely covered from view by her hat.”
She ‘couldn’t face going alone’, according to Judi, as she arrived at the service with trusted lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey
Judi said the monarch looked for reassurance from the royal familyCredit: Splash
Queen Elizabeth arrived at the service in a Bentley with trusted lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey – with both wearing black facemasks.
Lady Susan Hussey, 81, has a strong bond with Queen Elizabeth II, having served her for decades.
The loyal friend entered the chapel but was there as a working household member – not one of the 30 guests attending the funeral – so she did not seat with the Windsors.
Speaking of the car journey to the service, Judi said that the Queen “could be seen dabbing one eye as she sat in the car, suggesting tears”.
The Queen could be seen dabbing one eye as she sat in the car, suggesting tears, according to JudiCredit: AP
She was also “chatting to her lady-in-waiting” which suggests she was “gathering some comfort from the company.”
Judi also described the monarch as the “most animated royal”, despite her “need for support.”
“She talked in quite an animated way to her lady-in-waiting and to the bishop at the entrance to the chapel,” noted Judi.
Judi James also told Fabulous that Princes William & Harry were ‘relaxed in moment of unity’ as they chatted at Philip’s funeral.
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