Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Meghan and Harry’s ‘lack of affection’ analyzed by body language expert

A body language expert says Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, showed a clear “lack of affection” during Queen Elizabeth’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

This is in contrast to her record-breaking hand-holding with the Queen, last Wednesday, which made global headlines when some critics called it “inappropriate”.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Viewers claim Harry didn’t sing a national anthem at Queen’s funeral

For more royal family news and videos, visit Royal Family >>

Perhaps as a result of this criticism, and as a sign of the formality of the occasion, there was no hand-holding at Monday’s funeral.

“Consistent with the seriousness of the occasion and as a mark of respect, Prince Harry and Meghan forgo their signature hand clasp in favor of a formal distancing and walked side-by-side behind Prince William, Princess Kate, Charlotte and George,” said a body language and liaison specialist Katia Loisel to 7Life.

“While most walked in the procession with arms at her side, a somber Meghan kept her head bowed, eyes downcast and hands clasped in front in a self-protective gesture that indicates a degree of unease or insecurity, and maybe as a sign of respect.”

Meghan and Harry were more formal at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Recognition: Phil Edel/AP
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, follow Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey. Recognition: Frank Augstein/AP

Once seated, Loisel said the lack of visible or demonstrable affection between the normally “loving and tactile” Harry and Meghan persisted.

“It was interesting to note the lack of affection and mutual touch between Prince Harry and Meghan,” she said.

Harry and Meghan were less tactile than usual at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Recognition: Gareth Fuller/AP

“While we do see some postural reverberations between the two, their bodies aligned, for the most part they seemed to eschew contact signs such as their signature hand gestures in favor of more formal detachment, perhaps as a sign of respect or in response to recent criticism.” , she remarked.

Harry and Meghan were criticized last week for holding hands at Westminster Hall. Recognition: WPA pool/Getty Images

She added that while Harry and William managed to keep their composure during the procession on foot from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, their demeanor changed once inside the church.

“Obviously distressed and distraught, the brothers fought back tears to keep it together,” she said.

“Their slightly downturned mouths, pursed lips, furrowed brows, drooping eyelids, downcast eyes, blocked eyes, increased blinking and swallowing indicate genuine sadness and despair.”

Prince William and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Recognition: Hannah Mackay/AP

Loisel said King Charles, normally “emotionally reticent,” was “clearly wracked with grief.”

During the service, she noted his rhythmic “rocking” back and forth and rubbing the tip of his sword with his thumb, both “calming” and “self-soothing” gestures used when emotionally distressed.

King Charles III and Princess Anne attend Queen Elizabeth’s State Funeral. Recognition: Hannah McKay/AP

“Often observed during times of high psychological stress, rocking is a powerful way to relieve anxiety and tension and promote a sense of calm by stimulating the center of balance,” she said, noting that Harry and William also engaged in rhythmic rocking movements during the time used funeral service.

Tearful crowds bid farewell to the Queen.

Tearful crowds bid farewell to the Queen.

https://7news.com.au/entertainment/royal-family/body-language-expert-notes-interesting-change-in-major-royals-lack-of-affection-c-8293002 Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Meghan and Harry’s ‘lack of affection’ analyzed by body language expert

James Brien

24ssports is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@24ssports.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button