Queen Consort Camilla and Kate Middleton were photographed together on Remembrance Sunday. It was the royal family's first joint outing since Queen Elizabeth passed away. And it was also the first Remembrance Sunday that Her Majesty is no longer around.
Queen Consort Showed Rituals Of Anxiety At Remembrance Sunday?
Following their outing, body language expert Judi James analyzed the interactions and gestures between Queen Consort Camilla and Kate Middleton. James told Mirror UK that Camilla seemed anxious during the outing, but she had Middleton by her side to calm her down.
"Watching from the balcony Camilla combined signals of regal duty with some rituals of anxiety. Standing beside Kate, she performed a subtle smile of an acknowledgment as her wreath was laid and as she turned to Kate on their way from the balcony, she threw a rather fond smile as Kate spoke to her," James said.
Kate Middleton Showed Polite Concern For Queen Consort Camilla At Remembrance Sunday?
The body language expert went on to say that Camilla was seen smiling at Middleton for the second time before nodding, which is a gesture of acknowledgement.
"Otherwise, though there were gestures of open anxiety from Camilla. She looked unable to keep totally still and spoke to Kate at one point while looking straight ahead rather than turning to her. Kate turned her head quickly in a gesture of polite concern. Kate's calm and very still body language was in contrast to Camilla's nervous movements that showed the most in the fluttering of her hymn sheet as her two hands fiddled with it throughout," James explained.
King Charles Seemed Lost In His Thoughts During Remembrance Sunday?
James also talked about King Charles' body language during the service and noted that there were moments wherein he seemed to have suppressed his emotion.
"Charles stood at the Cenotaph as though totally alone and lost in his thoughts. His mouth was pulled down at the corners and his rapid blinking hinted he was close to tears as he remembered his mother as well as those fallen in action. There was even a micro-gesture of a small spasm of the lips to show suppressed emotions as they played the Last Post," she said.
Other royals that attended Remembrance Sunday were Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince William.
According to Town & Country, the King's wreath this year is new to honor the late queen.
"The wreath's poppies are mounted on an arrangement of black leaves, as is traditional for the Sovereign, and its ribbon bears The King's racing colors; scarlet, purple, and gold. The Royal racing colors were also incorporated into the wreaths of King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
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