Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle recently watched their husbands compete at a polo match. Even though the two female royals stayed close to each other, a body language expert said that they actually avoided each other.

While speaking with The Sun, body language expert Judi James said that the two royal mothers appeared to be wrapped up and lost in their own worlds. Middleton was joined by her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Markle, on the other hand, cradled Archie in her arms the whole time she was at the polo match.

James said that Markle seemed anxious to not disturb Archie, who was sleeping and this may be the reason why she and Middleton deliberately avoided each other.

And even though Prince Louis tried the bridge the two moms together, James said that there was no effort from either of them to interact with each other. Middleton didn’t also get up from the ground to coo over Markle’s son, which was expected of her since Archie is her nephew.

“Kate stays down, Meghan stays up and neither seems willing to meet in the middle. Instead, Meghan seems to stand alone and wary with a high protective grasp on her little boy – as if to say it’s me and Archie against the world,” James said.

Shortly after the polo match, Prince Harry was photographed with his son and wife. He wore a red and white polo shirt and white pants to his outing. Markle, on the other hand, wore an oversized army-green dress.

Archie donned an all-white ensemble, and Markle wrapped him in yellow gold cloth. It also appeared as though the Duchess of Sussex once again tried to cover her son’s face to prevent the paparazzi from taking photos of him.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were recently criticized for hiding Archie from the public after they uploaded a black and white photo of the 2-month-old royal with half of his face also covered.

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Pictured: Markle and Middleton after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019 in London. Getty Images/Kirsty Wigglesworth