Prince Charles and William 'can't trust Harry' claims expert
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles were treated by the Dean of Coventry today as they received a tour of the old cathedral. The couple then sat in the cathedral for a short service before Charles lit some candles. The Duchess also visited Coventry library after her visit to the cathedral.
The visit from the couple came just days after Prince Harry spoke of the Royal Family in his new Apple+TV show The Me You Can’t See.
In a preview of the documentary series, Harry claimed he and Meghan faced “total silence or total neglect” before they made the decision to step back from royal duties.
He added he had felt “trapped”.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, body language expert Judi James analysed Camilla and Charles’ signals on their visit to Coventry cathedral.
She explained that the Prince of Wales looked “wary” as well as showing signs of “tension”.
The expert said: “Harry claimed to have spoken ‘with compassion’ during his Oprah chats but even he might acknowledge that it must be hard to have your parenting skills criticized without feeling anything but hurt.
“For Prince Charles there is the added pressure of appearing in public with Camilla yet again after so many years with little if any idea of their response, which could account for the rather wary look to his body language here in Coventry.
“The predominant cues from Charles here suggest he, like his mother and his older son, planned to put on a brave face and signal business as usual.
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“Camilla in particular looks dedicated to producing a smile here although this smile viewed in close-up appears less jovial than it does from a distance.
“Her nose, mouth and eyes are all wrinkled and her mouth is open but there’s some tension in the lips and the teeth look bared rather than revealed in a smile of happiness.
“It looks like an over-congruent or overkill gesture as though she’s trying a little too hard.”
In one snap, Charles can be seen walking slightly ahead of Camilla, while she smiles at the camera.
Judi explained that his teeth appear to be “clenched”.
She said: “Charles has walked ahead and slightly in front of Camilla, suggesting a desire to step out in front of the spotlight alone rather than side-by-side.
“His stride looks wide but his body posture lacks the same air of energy.
“His head is slightly lowered, making his eye-gaze look a little wary and although his lips are parted in the resemblance of a smile it looks as though his teeth are clenched, suggesting tension.”
The expert added that the Prince’s body language has changed since Harry made allegations about the Royal Family as well as the recent passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Judi went on: ”Charles did appear to be stepping happily into the spotlight again, with several of his displays on royal visits looking very much like show-boating, as though the more extrovert and even flamboyant ‘performer’ side to his personality was beginning to re-emerge.
“He is clearly engaging with his hosts in his usual way here and looking cheerful as he does so but he does otherwise look like a man who might be carrying wounds from his most recent attacks and from his bereavement.”
For the visit, the Duchess wore a beautiful navy midi dress with her favourite suede boots and a black blazer.
Her suede knee-high boots have been a staple in the royals wardrobe for several years, and she recycled them on regular occasions.
The Duchess kept her hairstyle simple, opting for her signature sleek blow-dry.
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