When Prince Andrew appeared at Prince Philip's memorial service, it was a shock to some, including the royal family.
Andrew's daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, were in attendance, and according to body language expert Judi James, she believes that the latter reacted much differently when she saw her father.
"We saw how Beatrice became overwhelmed by tears after her father arrived with his mother and the Queen had taken her place in front of her, but Beatrice’s response as he first honed into view was equally shocking and more than a little puzzling," James noted. "As the Queen and Andrew first walked level with the royals, Eugenie did appear to glance at an angle that meant she could see her father in her peripheral vision. After spotting him though she appeared to turn her gaze forward."
"Beatrice, however, seemed to already have her face hidden by her order of service. She performed this total face-covering, shielding ritual after her tears once the Queen and her father were in position, but hiding her face as they walked in would have sent out a very complicated message," she continued. "For everyone aware of the sisters’ tendency to loyalty this would have been seen as hiding tears of relief and joy at what looked like his re-appearance in public but when we face-hide we can also suggest shame, making this a risky public gesture."
While speaking about the late Duke, the blonde beauty got noticeably upset, but her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, was there to console her. "When we next saw Beatrice she seemed to have been sucking her thumb in what could have been a bid to self-comfort and avoid more tears. But they came anyway and Edo turned his head to watch with a caring, parental-looking smile as she searched for a hankie and face-hid," James shared.
Ever since Andrew was accused of raping Virginia Roberts when she was 17 years old, Beatrice and Eugenie have stayed quiet about the situation.