A body language expert has explained the “huge difference” between the ways the Duke and Duchess of Sussex acted in Windsor compared to the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Speaking to Fox Digital, expert Tonya Reiman said that the differences began from the moment the couples approached one another and kept going from there.
She pointed to the way Harry and Meghan held hands as they walked while Will and Kate opted instead for the more ‘royal’ approach of a cool distance.
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Reiman said: “People were going, ‘Oh My God, you see how much love there is between one couple [Harry and Meghan], but the other couple [William and Kate] are royals.’ They’re used to this stuff”.
For many, just the sight of seeing the "Fab Four" back together was enough to bring a smile to the face, but as ever, when the world it watching your every move not a detail goes unnoticed.
Meghan was spotted going for a handshake with a royal fan who opted not to return the handshake.
The Suits star dealt with the "snub" like a pro, moving on swiftly and with many people showing affection towards her – in all she came across as warm and welcoming.
William meanwhile drew criticism for "not being chivalrous" towards his wife Kate while Harry rushed to open the door for his wife Meghan as the group left Saturday’s activity.
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Reiman also added that Harry had a tendency to cross his arm over his jacket, putting it down as a symbol of the prince never really becoming fully confident in the public eye.
She said: “He always does this, that’s a comfort level thing to cross his arms and when we cross our arms across our body, it’s to help us feel less vulnerable.
"When I see this, I don’t see discomfort on Harry’s part, but I feel vulnerability.
“When you look at Kate, she is all royal. She is the one. So looking at Kate, you have to recognize this is kind of what she’s been primed for. I don’t think that there’s a question of who’s better at it.
"I think it’s more who was more comfortable being in that skin, and that for me is Kate.”
She added: “When it comes to the hand holding, there is a difference between the two brothers. I think it suggests more of what William and Kate feel is ‘appropriate’ and what Meghan and Harry feel comfortable with.”
Tonya added that Meghan and Kate’s body language contrasted too.
She said Meghan was open “Whereas Kate might feel on some level that same way, but she doesn’t demonstrate that same amount of emotion. She’s more ‘this is what’s proper’, ‘this is what I’ve been bred to do’. The two brothers are similar like that."
Reiman added: “When you look at Harry, he is much more open yet very uncomfortable. He’s always doing something that demonstrates discomfort, whether it’s closing his arms off or whether it’s putting your hand up and never in a rude manner, but a manner that says I need some kind of barrier.
“William is just completely royal and has a ‘don’t get too close to me’ persona. So I think Harry wants to be the person who gets close, but can’t because of how he’s been brought up."
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