Panic attacks and extreme stress
This is why Prince Harry sounded “rude” in his speech at the United Nations
Prince Harry looked exhausted and almost rude at the United Nations Assembly in New York. The body language expert now wants to know what was really going on in the royal family.
It was meant to be his big performance: Prince Harry, 37, gave a speech at the UN’s “Nelson Mandela Day” in New York in honor of the great freedom fighter and former South African President Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).
Rhetoric as such was not really well received. Megan McCain, a columnist for Britain’s Daily Mail, summed it up: “Harry’s speech should have been a tribute to this great man, instead talking about America in disarray. He offers no solutions. He gives a speech and then gets back on his private plane. to return to his mansion in California.”
‘He struggles with great feelings’
However, the appearance of the Duke of Sussex also caused speculation. Next to his elegant wife Meghan Markle, 41, the king looked exhausted and nervous. His hair was “shaggy” and his beard was “sharply shaved”. Is this how you present yourself at one of the most important gatherings in the world?
Body language expert Judy James took a closer look at the appearance of a father of two for the British newspaper, “Mirror”, and saw in his appearance clear signs “that he suffers from great emotions behind the facade of self-confidence”.
Demarcation gestures to protect themselves
Although Prince Harry tried to appear “presidential” and “sovereign”, his body language showed what was really going on in him: “He had an enormous level of stress and panic attacks,” explains Jodi James.
According to the body language expert, he made demarcation gestures when he entered the stage. “His father Charles does the same. They fiddle with cufflinks or jacket buttons, pretend to open their jackets, adjust ties, or hold their stomachs. This allows royals to raise their arms to their trunks, a protective pose that gives them reassurance and comfort. A gesture that shows how tense the speaker is.” .
“Lack of humor is out of Harry’s character.”
Plus, the former Prince of Fun only smiled once, as Judy James noted. “This lack of humor is out of Harry’s character. He wanted to appear as someone who was controlling, someone who could be taken seriously. Only when he mentioned he had found his soul mate in Africa with Meghan did he briefly smile at his wife in the audience.” (grb)
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