Kate looks uncomfortable: Body language expert's verdict on Archie’s christening photo
Body language experts have weighed in on the two beautiful family photos taken at baby Archie’s christening and released by new parents, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.
The verdict, however, has left fans and body language professionals gawking at the apparent awkwardness of the photograph.
The portrait taken in Windsor Castle’s Green Drawing Room has left royal watchers admiring the new pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with baby Archie who was christened on July 6 in a private ceremony.
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Experts and fans have said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear as stiff and awkward in the new snap which is a great contrast to Prince Charles, 70, and his wife, Duchess Camilla, 71, who come off as relaxed and composed.
Royal expert, Judi James told The Sun: “Given all the rift rumours the rather ‘ready to flee’ tension in her pose could be seen as awkwardness.”
“But it could also show a desire to lower her own status signals and not upstage the happy couple.
“With a very relaxed and jolly-looking Camilla down one end of this pose, Kate sits at the other looking oddly self-diminished and prim, with her arms pulled into her torso and a part-smile on her face.”
Mum of three,Duchess Kate looked “ready to flee” according to Judi who was pictured sitting upright in her chair, with a tense smile.
Further, the body language expert said Prince William was standing like a “nightclub bouncer.”
“Kate doesn't have a real smile on her face. She looks pained,” one person took to Twitter to say.
“William looks like he smelled something terrible. They don't look thrilled to be there.”
Another wrote Duchess Kate “definitely had a forced smile.”
The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland were a few members or the small 30 guests present for baby Archie’s baptism, along with Princess Diana's sisters, LadyJane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, who are pictured in the official photo.