The coronation of King Charles III on Saturday saw Prince Harry in an unexpected good mood, despite the tensions surrounding his presence. Body language experts were taken aback by the Duke of Sussex's behavior and offered their insights into what it might mean.
Out of Step with the Others
Body language expert Carole was shocked by Prince Harry's jovial demeanor, which she said was "out of step with the others around him." She observed that the Duke twisted and bent his body while arriving at the ceremony and that his walk into the service was a "sure sign he was on his own." Carole added that the twisting and turning of Harry's body would indicate discomfort, which is an "unusual pose" that is not normally seen with the royals.
Severe Side-Eye Glance
Body language expert Judi James told The Sun that Prince Harry leveled his brother William with a "severe side-eye glance." According to James, William was not looking back, and Harry's side-eye glance suggested that he was sneering at his brother almost unintentionally.
James claims that Harry's behavior was a counter-intuitive performance that was almost breathtaking, given the hopeless assessment he is currently being given in terms of returning to the fold of his royal family. Despite being snubbed by the seating arrangement and seemingly having no contact with Prince William, Harry was instead cheerful.
James said that at one point during the ceremony, King Charles III appeared overwhelmed and was experiencing "lots" of emotions. Carole explained that when William was in front of Charles, he looked emotional and was blinking a lot, showing some stress.
She added that he appeared tired but was still excited and sitting on the edge of his seat. William pledged his loyalty to King Charles III and said, "I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb.
So help me God." He then stood, touched the crown, and kissed the King on the cheek. Charles was moved and nodded to his son, saying "amen."