Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, who with his wife Meghan Markle permanently lives in the USA, appeared at the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of his grandmother’s reign. Judi James, an expert in body language, analyzed his behavior during Friday’s thanksgiving mass at St. Paul.
The Duke of Sussex appeared at the temple holding his wife by the hand in front of his brother William and father Charles. According to body language expert Judi James, Harry has agreed to play the role of “somewhat invisible”. In an interview with the British press agency PA, the expert indicated that the prince’s facial expressions and gestures indicate a “quite high” level of anxiety. This is evidenced, for example, by frequent touching of various elements of clothing. The tilted head, in turn, can be read as a “gesture of surrender”. – There was also a return of the slightly haunted gaze that we could observe before moving out [Harry’ego i Meghan do Stanów – red.] James said.
In one of the photos from the mass, the prince was caught with his mouth wide open, probably laughing at some joke, which would suggest the smile of Princess Beatrice facing the same direction, sitting near Harry’s cousin. According to James, it could also be a sign of concern: “ When the pressure becomes unbearable and you have to submit, [takiego zachowania] you may be nervous.
After the service, Harry and Meghan stood on the steps of the cathedral, holding hands and smiling, talking to the prince’s other cousin, Zara Tindall. In her company, James noted, “everyone seems to relax.” Harry too. “He looked at that moment grateful to smile and less anxious,” said the expert.
She also described the body language of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who “presented themselves like the future king and queen.” James further noted that Kate “looked fairly confident, as if she was starting to take command.” She was the first to enter, and she waved to the crowds first. She looked in [katedrze] at William and nodded as if giving a signal to pass by his brother, the expert explained. In her opinion, William looked “happy and eager”, although he also seemed to turn his head slightly as he passed Harry on his way out of the church. It was supposed to give the impression of a “barrier” between brothers.
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