A body language expert has weighed in on Prince Harry and Meghan after part one of their Netflix documentary dropped.

Louise Mahler, an Australian body language expert, told The Morning Show that it was obvious that Harry was “embarrassed” of Meghan during one of the interviews.

She spoke of the scene where Meghan explained how she wasn’t aware that she would have to curtsy to Queen Elizabeth II when meeting her.

“How do you explain that you bow to your grandmother and that you will need to curtsy – especially to an American, like that’s weird,” Harry said on the show.

Meghan then began to rant to say how it was “mediaeval” to curtsy to someone, before mocking the Royal Family’s tradition.

“Pleasure to meet you, Your Majesty,” she said as she pretended to curtsy while sitting next to her husband.

“It was so intense,” she said with a throwaway remark.

However, social media has been full of close-ups of Prince Harry’s reaction as his wife mocked his grandmother, with Ms Mahler confirming the “uncomfortable” position he was in.

“He looked incredibly, I don’t know, uncomfortable. There was something – see how he’s sort of watching her and he looks off to the side. I don’t know, there was something really awkward about the way he looked at her in this story – and then he looks down,” she said.

“I would adore him to do more of those looks.

“He’s not a theatre person at all…. the whole story about the curtsy was disrespectful.

“If you went to a different country with a different culture – say Japan – and they said you had to bow, you would not make fun of that bow. You would see it as a creative opportunity.

“I think he was definitely embarrassed in that moment – and one of the few moments he was embarrassed and I think he should be embarrassed a lot more.”

Twitter users exploded at Meghan’s mockery of the late Monarch and also pointed out Harry’s discomfort.

“Whoa. Harry really didn’t like the curtsy mocking,” one person wrote.

“Why is it ok for Meghan to mock our culture in this way? Or does racism only work one way?” British columnist Sarah Vine questioned.

“This is the moment that Meghan describes meeting the late Queen Elizabeth for the first time and how she did not understand why she needed to curtsy to Harry‘s grandmother… He looks a little uncomfortable about the whole thing,” presenter Chris Ship wrote.

“This is just nasty and unbecoming. Meghan looks like a school bully,” journalist and broadcaster Benjamin Butterworth wrote.

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