Prince Charles, 72, showed it was “business as usual” as he and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 73, carried out a two-day visit to Athens to mark the bicentenary of Greece’s independence this week, a body language expert has claimed.
Body language analyst and author Judi James examined a series of photos from the recent royal trip and shared her findings with Express.co.uk.
The future king seemed to want to put the crisis caused by Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle’s, 39, explosive interview with Oprah behind him as he went about royal business, according to the expert.
Judi claimed the couple seemed in their element during the tour which she called their “most regal” to date.
Judi said: “With their confident royal waves, the increase in their mirroring traits, and even the way that they take to their elegant throne-like chairs with an air of comfortable familiarity, Charles and Camilla probably look at their most regal during this trip to Greece.”
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The couple made the trip at the request of the British Government which allowed them to travel abroad despite lockdown.
They wore masks throughout the whistlestop tour and observed social distancing measures at each of their engagements.
While masks and social-distancing can make communication difficult, Judi claimed the couple still managed to make a strong impression.
She said: “Charles particularly used body language rituals and a style of dress that helped create a memorable visual impression, despite the masks.”
Judi added: “The way that he is holding his arms out in an empty embrace as he speaks suggests a desire to entertain and to bask in the fact that he is the centre of attention.”
Charles and Camilla mirrored one another’s gestures more than usual during the recent trip, the expert revealed.
She said: “The mirrored poses do present Charles and Camilla as a team of two here in a way that they haven’t always shown before.
“When Camilla is given a blanket to keep her legs warm during the parade Charles is even seen happily joining in attentively to sort out exactly how to get it into position.”
The couple wrapped up their trip on Thursday after attending a military parade to mark the bicentenary.
The Queen also issued a personal message to Greece to congratulate the nation on its milestone.
The Queen’s statement read: “On the significant occasion of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, I would like to convey to Your Excellency my congratulations, together with my best wishes to the people of Greece.
“After what has been a difficult year, I am sure that the Bicentenary celebrations will bring the promise of better times, whilst reinforcing the warmth of relations between our two governments and peoples.”