PRINCE HARRY spoke of growing apart from his older brother Prince William in ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, but what did the Duke of Sussex’s body language reveal?
Prince Harry and Prince William both have their own lives, with children, wives and multiple patronages – so it may make sense they are not as close as they once were.
When Harry was asked about his brother, body language expert Judi James told Fabulous Digital he appeared “close to tears” and his reaction “did at first look sadly telling.”
However, Ms James also said the relationship between the two princes is bonded with laughter.
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Ms James told Fabulous Digital: “His first body language reaction is to laugh though, tipping his head back before we get the long pause and an elongated ‘Um….’.
“His gently rocking torso looks like a self-comfort ritual but he combines it with some denial gestures like a single shoulder-shrug and then two double shoulder-shrugs as he says ‘Stuff happens’.
“Happily the smiling and laughter suggest that despite their ‘different paths’ humour is still a binding bond between them.
“When a rift is causing anger or resentment it will usually show in the facial expression but Harry’s spontaneous response plus the subtle warmth of some of his smiles as he speaks about William makes his comment ‘I love him dearly’ ring true.
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“The way he splayed his legs and stuffed his hands into his pockets did hint of some stubbornness but it would be good to see the two men getting back to their life-long close and supportive relationship right now when Harry is looking especially vulnerable.”
When asked about William, Harry said: As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.”
He also said pressure as a member of the Royal Family means: “inevitably stuff happens”.
He added: “But look, we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers — and we’re certainly on different paths at the moment.
“But I’ll certainly always be there for him as I know he’ll always be there for me.
“We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy.
“But I love him dearly and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.”
Meghan and Harry visited southern Africa for 10 days in September, for their first royal tour with their son Archie.
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They visited Cape Town, meeting with Waves for Change, a charity which supports young people’s mental health.
The couple then met Archbishop Demond Tutu before Harry continued alone to Botswana, Angola, and Malawi.
Meghan remained in South Africa meeting women entrepreneurs and technology investors at the Woodstock Exchange and attending a “Women in Public Service” breakfast at the High Commission.
In Angola, Harry retraced the steps of his late mother Princess Diana, visiting a HALO Trust de-mining camp.
Harry spoke of his and Meghan’s love for Africa in the ITV documentary saying: “I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment.
“We just came from Cape Town, that would be an amazing place to base ourselves, of course, it would.
“But with all the problems that are going on there, I just don’t see how we’d be able to really make as much difference as we’d want to without the issues and the judgment of how we would be with those surroundings.”
Harry added: “The rest of our lives, especially for our life’s work, will be predominately focused on Africa — on conservation.
“There are 19 more countries across this continent. There’s a lot of things to be done. There’s a lot of problems here.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK