Prince William was snapped looking miserable after a suspected row with the Palace over his uncle Prince Andrew's public attendance.
The 'dour' prince attended the Order of the Garter ceremony on Monday after the row where he threatened to pull out if his disgraced uncle was allowed to take part.
A 'family decision' had been made by the Royals to limit Andrew's appearance on the day to a lunch and investiture ceremony behind closed doors.
This was a U-turn on the original plan which included him in the public procession.
William and Charles are understood to have lobbied the Queen about his participation, which ended with the 'alarmed' Duke of Cambridge threatening to pull out.
The move comes after the Telegraph reported Andrew wanted his royal status "reinstated, recognised and respected".
"William cut a dour and rather miserable-looking figure at the Garter procession," body language expert Judi James told the Mirror.
She said that his body language suggested he was almost determined to remain unsmiling, in spite of the smiles of Princess Anne, Charles and Camilla were giving to the crowds.
It has been claimed that Andrew is 'causing almighty rows' inside Buckingham Palace as he tries to return to royal duties.
After Andrew remained behind closed doors for the procession, a royal expert has claimed the public is 'sick and tired' of the Duke of York's behaviour.
Speaking to Australia's Today show, Russell Myers said: "He has been banned in the first place.
"This is the second or third time we're talking about this.
"We had him walking his mother up the aisle at Westminster Abbey for Prince Philip's memorial, now we're talking about this.
"How many more times is he going to put himself front and centre.
"It's causing an almighty row both inside and outside the palace because people are a bit sick and tired of it.
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"People just want him to fade into the background."
The occasion once again brought forth the issue as to what formal role Andrew could play after his reputation was reduced to tatters following his involvement in a civil sexual assault case.
It also exposed the internal struggle between senior members of the royal family and the duke's reported desire to be reinstated as a working royal.
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