PRINCE WILLIAM struggled to suppress his “anger” at a royal event this week, a body language expert has claimed.
William attended the Commonwealth Day service in Westminster Abbey with his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. They were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the couple’s last major public engagement before stepping down from royal duties.
Harry and Meghan shocked the world in January by announcing they were stepping down from their roles as senior royals.
Instead the couple said they planned to become “financially independent” and are currently living in Canada.
The Commonwealth Day service takes place each year to celebrate the Commonwealth, a voluntary association of 54 countries most of which were formally part of the British empire.
Body language expert Parri Wood told Marie Claire that Prince William experienced anger at the event.
“The furrowed brow that would say, it’s anger as well” (Image: GETTY)
Senior royals arriving in Westminster Abbey (Image: GETTY)
She commented: “He’s doing a comfort palm, that palm down on his leg, which is comforting and suppressing his emotional state or he’s trying to suppress how he’s feeling.
“The fist on top of that is an indication that he is suppressing slight amount of anger and if you go all the way up to the mouth, he’s doing a lip compression, which also says, ‘I’m suppressing my true emotional state.’
“The furrowed brow that would say, it’s anger as well.
“He’s got a slight lip suppression, very slight, titled at one side, he has conflicted feelings on trying to hide how he’s feeling, but the glare is an angry glare.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside Westminster Abbey (Image: GETTY)
Last month, following discussions with other senior royals, Harry and Meghan announced they would drop their ‘Sussex Royal’ brand.
The couple also agreed to repay the money spent refurbishing their Frogmore Cottage home near Windsor.
Ms Wood also commented on Kate’s body language at the event.
She said: “There’s a slight pursing of the lips and slight sadness in the eye that we see.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Day service (Image: GETTY)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth service (Image: GETTY)
“The pursing of the lips is more like, ‘this doesn’t taste good to me’, and the sadness in the eye is “this is sad’.”
The Commonwealth Day service was also attended by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Boxing champion Anthony Joshua delivered an address and singer-songwriter Craig David gave a performance.
Meghan and Harry formally step down as senior royals on March 31.
Meghan Markle married into the royal family in 2018 (Image: GETTY)
During their visit to the UK they also attended the Endeavour Fund Awards and the Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Duke of Sussex was due to appear at the London Marathon on April 26.
As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, several sporting events such as Premier League football and NBA basketball have been postponed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Image: GETTY)
The London Marathon has been moved back too in light of the continual increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK, so Harry is unlikely to return to the country in April.
As of 9am on March 13, 32,771 people have been tested in the UK, of which 31,973 were confirmed negative and 798 were confirmed as positive, and ten have died.
The Queen has cancelled all public engagements as a precautionary measure.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK