Royal wedding: How did Eugenie and Jack body language compare? Were they nervous?
The world watched as Princess Eugenie tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank today. But how did their body language compare and were they nervous?
Princess Eugenie said “I do” to wine merchant Jack Brooksbank in a beautiful ceremony at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, today.
A host of A-listers and members of the royal family, family and friends all the ceremony, which was overseen by the Dean of Windsor David Conner.
Some of the celebrities included supermodel Kate Moss, actor Stephen Fry and Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Fields, who watched their daughter Theodora take on the role of bridesmaid.
Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, was the only notable absence, as she attended an engagement in Scotland instead.
Body language expert Judi James told Mirror Online Jack openly showed a great deal of emotion.
She said: “This was a very emotive royal wedding in body language terms with several moments of sheer, suppressed drama.
“Jack’s open emotional displays were probably responsible for some of the stand-out moments as he stood waiting for his very beautiful bride with tears welling from his eyes.
“He arrived looking as anxious as you might expect for a rather shy guy whose headmaster called ‘honest and reliable’ about to walk into a maelstrom of royals relationships and histories.
“Jack was wiping tears from his eyes before Eugenie had arrived, much to the amusement of his brother. He even stood with fingers pressed to his septum, which is an old boarding- school trick to stop the tears from running.”
Ms James added Jack’s nerves seemed to calm as the newlyweds left the chapel.
She said: “His expression changed to one of open-mouthed adoration when he caught sight of his beautiful bride though. He was sweetly snuffling again by the time she reached him and it took several reassuring smiles from her to get his dimpled grin back.
“Her support was clearly essential to him and the way she rubbed his fingers with her thumb during their hand-clasp and helped him push the ring onto her finger was touchingly affectionate.
“By the time they had left the chapel Jack’s wide beam had returned along with some of his confidence. Their two kisses showed different approaches. For the first Eugenie did a little
head nudge gesture to signal it was the moment and the way Jack leaned forward to clutch her waist with both hands as they kissed suggested how keen he was to hug her again.
The second kiss was more fleeting but cutely romantic, summing up the whole relationship between these two. With Eugenie’s huge, excited, congruent beaming smiles and his shyer,
dimpled grins of pure happiness the couple often looked more like romantic teenagers that formal royals during their wedding.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK