Queen Elizabeth happier at Charles or Andrew’s wedding? Fergie or Diana have more rapport? (Image: GETTY)
Royal weddings are a monumental historical collection. Prince Charles married Princess Diana in 1981. Just a few years later Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson, in 1986. On most wedding days all eyes are on the bride and groom, but taking a closer look at the guests can tell us a lot about the nature of the pair getting married.
Queen Elizabeth happier at Charles or Andrew’s wedding? Fergie or Diana have more rapport?
Looking at images of the two historical events, it appears the Queen cracked a smile more often at Andrew’s wedding.
What can her body language expert tell us? An expert gave her professional opinion exclusively to Express.co.uk.
Body language expert Judi James said: “It’s true to say that Andrew and Sarah’s wedding was a much more fun event than Charles and Diana’s, which seemed frosted by tension, both between the bride and groom, with Camilla sitting in the pews behind them, and worries about Diana’s father who had been very unwell just prior to the day.
“Some of that tension does seem to be reflected in the Queen’s body language, which looks more restrained and formal than it did at Andrew’s wedding.”
However, that doesn’t mean the Queen wasn’t thrilled at her first born’s nuptials.
Queen Elizabeth II: A body language expert analysed Her Majesty (Image: GETTY)
Queen Elizabeth II: Prince Charles married Princess Diana in 1981 (Image: GETTY)
Judi said: “Her lips appear pursed in one pose and she is smiling down at the crowds in another, in a look of subtler happiness and pride.
“At Andrew’s wedding she used a very similar hand clasp, with the upper hand clasping the wrist, but the grin on her face was wider and looks more congruent. She beams happily down at the crowds as she waves, while her two sons and her mother seem to be laughing and joking together.”
What can the images tell us about how the Queen felt about her daughter’s in law?
Judi said: “Her relationships with her two new daughter’s-in-law looks intriguing here, too.
“Diana and the Queen are showing some very powerfully mirrored body language in a lot of their poses, suggested like-minded thinking at this point, plus perhaps a desire from Diana to mimic her mother-in-law out of love and respect.
Sarah Ferguson says wedding vows to Prince Andrew in 1986
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“With Fergie there is no mirroring and she appears to be doing her own poses at the end of the line-up.
“The subliminal signs of rapport that seem to exist between Diana and the Queen appear to be missing between the Queen and Sarah.”
There have been rumours Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson will reunite.
Judi James, who analysed images of the pair together at Ascot 2019, told Express.co.uk: “From the yellow rose in his lapel matching the colour of her dress to the rather relaxed body language displays together that still look heavily suppressed as though avoiding any obvious give-always, Prince Andrew and Sarah look far more like ‘currents’ than ‘exes’ here.”
Sarah Ferguson wore a bright yellow gown at the races today with her former husband.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK