Even the most-watched weddings in the world are still intimate family affairs, and fans got plenty of proof of this thanks to the awkward, tense, and odd moments between Kate Middleton and her mother-in-law, Camilla Parker Bowles, at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. It all started with some intense conversation between the royals that led to one of the sassiest Kate Middleton moments we have ever seen.
Cameras caught the Duchess of Cambridge giving Camilla some serious side-eye, and now all of Princess Charlotte’s sassy quirks suddenly make sense.
It's the moment everyone was talking about during the #royalwedding.
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According to Good Housekeeping, even body language experts noticed the awkward moment, and Susan Constantine – human behavioral expert and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reading Body Language – said that we don’t typically see such behavior from Middleton.
“This gesture — smirked eyes and a turned down mouth — was a rather dignified way to reprimand Camilla,” said Constantine.
Of course, the internet lost its mind after Kate gave Camilla the side-eye and flooded Twitter with comments and memes. Many pointed out that it was simply the 36-year-old’s nonverbal way of telling her mother-in-law to quiet down. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed that cameras caught Camilla laughing at Bishop Michael Bruce Curry’s remarks and behaviors. Clearly, Kate wasn’t having it.
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However, a few people on Twitter thought that the Duchess of Cambridge was acting a bit snobbish at the ceremony, and they called her out for wearing an off-white dress to the event.
There was no denying the palpable emotion at the chapel during Bishop Curry’s passionate message just before Harry and Meghan said, “I will.” The Chicago preacher burst with energy as he spoke of love, American slavery, and quoted Martin Luther King Jr.
In what appeared to be a bit of a cultural divide, several members of the royal family sported priceless expressions as they listened to the American pastor speak boldly during the ceremony. Zara Phillips’ reaction was one big jaw drop, while Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie had matching smirks.
Another added that the whole family had the “church giggles” while Bishop Curry read “The Power of Love,” a sermon he wrote specifically for the royal wedding.
“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it,” Bishop said with emotion.
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He went on to honor Markle’s American heritage by quoting Martin Luther King.
“We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.”
Prince William, David Beckham, and Elton John also had surprised and giggly expressions as the preacher went off-script in his love-based message. Meanwhile, many on Twitter praised the preacher and declared that “he won the internet today.”
Kate Middleton is scheduled to continue her maternity leave now that the royal wedding is over.