PRINCE Harry’s ‘subtle gestures of disgust’ reveal how he really feels about the royal family, a body language expert has claimed.
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Prince Harry has opened up about his mental health struggles in an Apple+ doc seriesCredit: Apple TV+
Body language expert Judi James claimed Prince Harry’s gestures conveyed an air of “disgust” towards his past.
Speaking to the Mirror, Judi explains: “Sitting talking to an invisible interviewer and his opener is “I always wanted to be normal” as he sees things through a child’s eye again.
“Only one hand tends to be used to gesticulate now, and as he talks about his mother his voice deepens, softens and seems to crack as though he is near to tears.
“There is a micro-gesture of disgust as he wrinkles his nose at one point.”
Body language expert Judi James says Harry echoes his stance from the archive footageCredit: Apple TV+
Judi claims that Harry is opening up about his relationship with his father from a “place of safety” and appears to address Charles directly.
Speaking to Fabulous Digital she said: “Sitting in a relaxed pose on a sofa with a couple of cushions propping his back to suggest extra therapist-style comfort and safety, Harry even speaks with his eyes looking off-camera, almost as though Charles is sitting opposite him.”
But it is when the Duke begins to open up about his late mother Princess Diana, that he conveys his real feelings.
Commenting on how Harry replicates his stance from an old archive clip, she continued: “This impression is added to when we are shown footage of Harry sitting in a similar-looking setting beside his father as they did an interview when Harry was a young man.
“It looks as though Harry the man has returned to give advice and to criticise his own father.”
Commenting on this archive footage, Judi says: ‘It looks as though Harry the man has returned to give advice and to criticise his own father.’
Commenting on Harry’s relaxed aura, Judi continued: “Harry props his left elbow onto the arm of the sofa in what looks like a bid to appear wise, adult and authoritative rather than similar to that angry young man.
“He begins with his fingers placed across his lips to suggest his words are going to be measured, reflective and wise, before launching the hand and throwing it out to behave like a conductor’s baton, conducting his own words as he speaks.
During the doc, Harry said: “My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well, it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.’
Analysing the change in Harry’s body language, Judi added: “His raised brows and widened eyes signal disbelief at his father’s behaviour.
Judi says Harry’s body language suggests he’s going to be ‘measured and wise’ before launching into a fresh criticism of his father
Prince Harry says his father’s parenting ‘doesn’t make sense’Credit: Getty
“This disbelief is echoed in his words ‘It doesn’t make sense’.
“He performs a precision gesture with the hand as he drums home a message that seems aimed directly at his father ‘You make it right for your kids.'”
The Duke also revealed in the documentary that he feared he would lose Meghan if he didn’t confront his personal traumas head-on five years ago.
He continued: “[After] meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn’t do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with.”
Prince Harry speaks about:
- Prince Charles not ‘making it right’ for him and brother Prince William after their mother’s car crash death in 1997
- Turning to drinking and drugs in his late 20s, admitting: ‘I would drink a week’s worth in one day’
- The public being allowed to mourn his mother Princess Diana, while he was not
- How he’s convinced the media ‘will not stop’ until wife Meghan Markle ‘dies’
- How Meghan resisted suicidal thoughts because she knew it would be ‘unfair’ for Harry to lose another woman in his life
- How some of Archie’s first words were “grandma Diana”
Opening up about how therapy has helped him over the past five years, Harry said: “I became aware that I’d been living in a bubble, within this family, within this institution.
“I was sort of almost trapped in a thought process or a mindset. For me, therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything. That’s why I’m here now. That’s why my wife is here now.”
In a separate clip, the Duke added: “We chose to put our mental health first. That’s what we’re doing. And that’s what we will continue to do.”
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