Prince Harry Earth Day message shows Duke has ‘confidence back’ after ‘nervous trip to UK’

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PRINCE HARRY is ‘back in Guru-mode’ in his powerful message to mark Earth Day, a language expert has claimed. According to the analyst, Harry’s wording shows he “has his confidence back” following a “nervous” trip to Britain for Prince Philip’s funeral.

Harry is the president of African Parks and was quoted in their special release to mark Earth Day.

In his message, Harry touched on his wish to continue his late grandfather’s legacy.

Harry’s Earth Day statement for African Parks read: “As we now begin to move towards an era of global recovery and regeneration, it’s critical that we continue to look at the strengthening and protecting of biodiversity, not just as a value we hold—but as a responsibility that is vital to our way of life.

“On this Earth Day, I reflect on generations of conservation champions, including my late grandfather, and feel proud and energised to continue doing my part in this legacy.

He added:  “This year especially, I join the incredible African Parks team and communities around the world in shared dedication to our environment and collective wellbeing.”

Language analyst and author Judi James examined Harry’s latest statement for Express.co.uk and shared her insights.

According to the expert, Harry’s language suggests he is back at home in LA following a “nervous” stint in Britain.

Judi said: “After the rather nervous-looking brother, son and grandson that we saw in the UK last weekend, Harry now sounds as though he is back in confident ‘Guru’ mode again in the US, speaking here with authoritative wording that pitches him very centrally on the global market.”

Prince Harry Earth Day message

Prince Harry Earth Day message: The Duke returned to Britain to attend Philip’s funeral on Saturday (Image: GETTY)

Harry uses “upbeat” language similar to that of a motivational speaker, Judi claimed.

The expert said: “His words are cautiously upbeat and inclusive, speaking as ‘we’ and ‘our’ as he describes the ‘era of global recovery and regeneration’.

“This motivational style of speaking as though the end goal is in sight makes him sound like a leader directing his people towards the finishing line with the type of clear, experienced view of an Attenborough.”

Harry’s tone switches in the second part of the message as he pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Judi said: “In the second chunk, Harry makes a brief but touching tribute to Prince Philip’s work in this area, saying he is reflecting on generations of conservation champions ‘including my late grandfather’.

“This tribute seems to bring the Duke very much into Harry’s world, sounding as though Harry is continuing his grandfather’s legacy.

“Harry describes his feelings here: ‘I feel proud and energised’, which suggests pride in his grandfather’s work, but which also suggests his grandfather might be proud of his work, too, as though he has picked up that particular baton.

Judi concluded: “Harry finishes with a nod to his future roles: ‘…this year especially…’ is worded with a specific emphasis to suggest he will be doing important work in the near future.”

Prince Harry Earth Day message

Prince Harry Earth Day message: The poignant reunion was the first time Harry had seen his royal relatives in months (Image: GETTY)

Harry and Meghan are both keen conservationists and protecting the environment is expected to be one of the focuses of their new non-profit organisation Archewell.

The couple announced they Meghan was pregnant with their second child in February and have since confirmed they are expecting a baby girl.

Meghan is due to give birth this summer but they haven’t revealed her actual due date.

Harry is expected back in the UK on July 1 to unveil a new statue of Princess Diana with his brother Prince William.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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