King Charles’ ‘moment of tension’ at Accession ceremony spotted by expert

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Charles was officially declared King in an accession council ceremony today (September 10), marking a new era in British history.

The newly-appointed monarch vowed to follow the Queen's "inspiring example" in the ceremony, which saw him take over the throne from his late mother who tragically passed away on Thursday (September 8).

But one body language expert spotted a "moment of tension", suggesting that not everything was as smooth sailing as it might have been.

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Adrianne Carter, of The Face Whisperer, noted the new King seemed to show "frustration" when he attempted to push away a pen on the desk in front of him.

"It was a moment showing the King's tension on the solemn occasion," Adrianne said.

"The first brushing away didn’t get him what he wanted so he repeated the gesture in a more frustrated manner each time until the desk was cleared.

"When we are tense or feel the weight of an occasion, frustration behaviours can leak through, as they did on this occasion."

The King has understandably shown a spectrum of emotion over the last three days.

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Charles seemed understandably emotional as he and Queen Camilla took to the streets outside Buckingham Palace for their first walkabout as sovereigns.

And at his inaugural address to the nation yesterday, Charles seemed "uncomfortable" discussing his distant son Harry and his wife Meghan, according to Carter.

The new Head of State said: "I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas."

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Carter added: "[It was] slightly uncomfortable for him, as shown by the slightly longer blink."

But, she added, "[he] delivered strongly and [placed] them firmly abroad," creating distance between the royal family here in the UK and the Sussexes overseas.

When speaking of his "darling mama", Carter said it was clear the King was deeply distraught at her passing.

"King Charles becomes strongly emotional which we see in the eyes becoming watery and skin change in colour – truly heartfelt from a son to his mother," she said.

"When King Charles talks about the 'sense of loss,' the sadness becomes even more visible on his face."

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