"On stage, Harry appeared more relaxed and confident than he tends to when he is with Meghan," body language expert Judi James dished.
"Harry’s arrival body language as he stepped out of the car created an impression of anxiety and wariness," she added. "His eyes turned sideways to the cameras with a hunted or haunted look, and his mouth fell open as his shoulders hunched, and he leant a hand back to close his own car door."
James continued: "Harry gets nervous before making a speech, so he might have been missing the soothing influence of his wife or, he might also have been preoccupied with his recent legal dramas. Once inside the venue though it was a very different, sociable version of the Prince, grinning boyishly for selfies and posing at the start of his speech with an air of cockiness as he made comments from the mic to another living legend, John Travolta."
When speaking about Meghan's "effect" on Harry, James stated that this was "possibly because, despite her often frequent pats and hand-holding of almost maternal encouragement, he might feel intimidated by the knowledge of her experienced and confident speech-making skills."
The analyst observed: "Harry seemed to return to his 'fun Prince' persona as he gave several power-pats to Travolta to hint at subliminal dominance as they hugged on stage, then leaned one elbow on the lectern in a very relaxed way as he waved the other, cracking jokes about being one year old when Travolta danced with his mother. If the anxious body language outside the venue was authentic and based on his recent dramas and worries, he seemed to shuck it off once he got into the event, giving signs of completely enjoying himself by the time he got up to collect his award."
Once accepting his prize, which some royal analysts say was "underserved," the fifth in line to the throne cracked several jokes.
"I was one year old when you danced with my mum," the fifth in line to the British throne quipped to Travolta, who presented Harry with his award. "As you’ve told everybody here, and continue to dine out on that, probably every single night." "This is nice," the prince said when looking at his award. "Thanks very much, Captain John. But look at us now! It’s great. So, if we’re not going to dance together, we’ll fly together," the Duke of Sussex joked to the Saturday Night Fever star.
In November 1985, during Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales' tour of the United States, the couple visited Former President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan at the White House. The former actor turned Commander-in-Chief arranged a star-studded gala dinner in honor of the future king and one-time future queen.
The Sun reported on James' insights.