Meghan Markle's reactions are carefully crafted and 'non-spontaneous' as she mimics Harry

EXCLUSIVE: A body language expert has given her analysis on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent interaction at an ice hockey game in Canada.

By Catherine Meyer-Funnell, Royal Reporter based in London

Harry and Meghan make surprise appearance at Vancouver ice hockey game

appeared to mimic actions of celebration while watching an ice hockey game in Vancouver on Monday night, suggesting her behaviour is not as "spontaneous" as his.

Body language analyst Judi James explained that while Harry was "explosive" as their team, the Vancouver Canucks, were victorious, even erupting into a little winning dance, Meghan was "at odds" with her husband due to her "controlled" manner.

She told "Harry’s spontaneous and explosive body language response here and his subsequent awkward but rather sweet little victory dance ritual place him at odds with his wife’s more controlled and adult elegance.

"Harry rips out of his seat like a coiled spring, throwing his arms up in a body response that is instantaneous rather than manicured carefully for the cameras and the big screen up there in the stadium.

"He looks loud, noisy and uninhibited here and when he’s finished this first emotional explosion he follows up with a little dance ritual and mouth clamp that looks like a show-off celebration of victory when you or your team have just beaten their rivals.

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Meghan claps as Harry smiles at ice hockey game

Meghan's behaviour is more "controlled" than Harry's (Image: X Vancouver Canucks)

"Meghan is approximated four seconds behind her husband in some very non-spontaneous movements that entail putting her wine glass down and glancing at Harry before mimicking or mirroring his joy."

Many Sussex fans on social media praised the couple's happy appearance at the match, in particular Harry's dance, as they took in the game from a VIP box at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Harry and Meghan saw the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1, with the Duchess already known to be a Canucks fan as she went to watch them play back in 2015.

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Harry and Meghan clap and cheer for ice hockey

The couple are in Canada to promote Invictus 2025 (Image: X Vancouver Canucks)

The Sussexes made a surprise visit to Canada this week to promote the next Invictus Games, which will be held in February 2025 in Whistler and Vancouver.

The return to the Great White North will likely be a welcome one for Meghan, who lived in Toronto while she was filming the Netflix series Suits, the show that made her famous before she met Harry.

There has been speculation that Meghan could soon make a return to the programme, which ended in 2019, as the cast will reunite for a panel discussion at next year's ATX TV Festival.

Harry and Meghan stand and applaud in VIP box

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the VIP area (Image: Getty)

At the start of the match Harry was honoured with the opportunity to put down the first puck, just as his late grandmother Queen Elizabeth did when she was on her Golden Jubilee tour of Canada in 2002.

The couple were joined in their VIP box by Markus Anderson, a friend of Meghan's from Toronto, who helped Meghan and Harry have their first date in 2016 in relative privacy.

Mr Anderson is the Chief Membership Officer of Soho House, with the couple meeting for the first time at their venue on Greek Street.

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