Queen Consort Camilla did a power pose. However, it wasn't as powerful as it seemed, according to a body language expert.
Queen Consort Camilla Adapts Political 'Power Pose'?
Body language expert Judi James analyzed Camilla's pose during a tea meeting, which was part of a campaign hosted by UN Women titled 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
The Queen Consort has focused on it in the past and has been actively fighting to end sexual violence against women. In the photo, she was joined by Queen Rania and Crown Princess Marry.
"As host of this gathering, Camilla appears to have uncharacteristically adopted something of a political 'Power Pose', standing with her feet splayed apart in what would normally be seen as a gesture of dominance and confidence in the middle of the trio," James told Express.
Although she did what many called a "power pose," King Charles' wife wasn't able to hide her anxiety.
"Camilla's pose might not be quite as powerful as it seems here though," James continued. "Her rather kindly smile suggests a maternal approach to the two younger women. But the tension in her shoulders and in her hands suggests her usual levels of inner anxiety at being in the spotlight."
Queen Consort Camilla Doesn't Want To Be In The Spotlight?
James noticed that the queen seemed anxious and wanted to get the picture over with. She reportedly made the pacing gesture indicating her desire to exit the situation.
"Even that 'power splay' of the feet could be misleading," James explained. "One foot is placed slightly ahead of the other, hinting that this might be a pacing gesture that suggests Camilla is keen to get the formal photos over and get on with the meeting."
Angela Levin, author of the new book Camilla: From Outcast to Queen Consort, said King Charles' wife is not a fan of the spotlight. She might reportedly look "withdrawn," but it's her way of being supportive.
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