Prince William & Prince Harry's Chat After Prince Philip's Funeral 'Was A Very Natural Moment' And 'Not Contrived,' Body Language Expert Says
Prince William and Prince Harry were spotted chatting after Prince Philip's funeral on April 17, and a body language expert believes their interaction was genuine.
“If you look in, you see, William, he kind of hung back a little bit and waited for his brother and then continued to walk. It was nice for us to see them walking together, but I believe it was a very natural moment. I don’t think that was contrived," body language expert Elaine Swann told Us Weekly about the brothers' reunion.
“You recognize two siblings trying to pull it together. I think Harry was doing his best to say, ‘Hey, you know, bro, we’re still here. I’m still here. I still love you,’” she continued. “And I believe William did his best to open his body language toward his brother. You have to look at the fact that he turned it toward him. And so, in that opening, that’s saying, ‘Come on in let’s talk, let’s chat.’”
Harry returned to the U.K. on April 12 — the first time he has been home since he left the royal family in 2020. Then, in March, the red-headed royal and his wife, Meghan Markle, got candid about why they left the royal family, revealing they they didn't feel supported.
Harry also admitted that his relationship with his brother and father, Prince Charles, haven't gotten any better in the last year.
It was later revealed that Harry, Charles and William all met in private before the funeral to hash out their issues.
“I believe there was some sort of connection and conversation or something beforehand — that was not the first time those two brothers had a conversation with one another,” Swann shared. “I cannot imagine those two brothers starting in that line and that [funeral] procession — going through what they went through as brothers and being as thick as thieves as they said before — and not speaking to one another until after the service.”
At the end of the day, people are hoping William and Harry can make up and move on.
“I think genuinely these brothers, they want to reconcile. They want to get past their differences. They’ve been through a lot together,” Swann concluded.