Camilla ‘let Prince Charles enjoy being at the center of Greece’ after being eclipsed ‘effortlessly’ by Diana ‘in every way’ on their royal journeys, a body language expert claims.
Prince Charles, 72, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, landed in Greece on Wednesday on their first international trip of the year.
The pair are on a two-day visit to attend the bicentenary of Independence Day – but according to Judi James, Camilla has sat in the background while the Prince of Wales likes to be in the spotlight. ‘
Speaking to FEMAIL, the body language expert contrasted Prince Charles’ body language with his travels with Diana, saying it appears as if a “ complete role reversal ” has taken place.
‘With Diana in the spotlight as Charles is now, we can see the prince hanging out with a similar air of downcast restraint as Camilla seems to be using at the moment,’ she claimed. “With Camilla, the restrained approach seems to be well-considered, while with Charles it was clearly a source of frustration at the time.”
Camilla “ let Charles enjoy the limelight in Greece ” after being eclipsed “ effortlessly ” by Diana “ in every way ” on their royal journeys, body language expert Judi James claims. In the photo, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and her partner Pavlos Kotsonis welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla in Athens on March 25
Judi James noted that Diana was often seen in front of Charles and walked quite independently, but Camilla seems to stay close and often stand or walk right behind her husband. In the photo, a visit to the Ginger Factory in Yandina, Queensland, Australia, April 12, 1983
She continued, “As Camilla knew all too well, Princess Diana cited her husband’s jealousy of her popularity as one of the main reasons for the breakup of their marriage.
And while on tour with Charles in Greece, it seems that lessons have been learned and that Camilla is determined to make sure woman number two doesn’t make the same mistake as woman number one. ‘
Judi went on to explain how unlike Camilla, “Diana effortlessly overshadowed Charles in every way.”
“On their first tour of Australia, when her popularity became apparent, she wasn’t just visually blind,” explains Judi. “She also shadowed him intellectually, playing a very skillful piece by Rachmaninoff on the piano when asked to perform at a music school, while Charles could barely pull the bow across the strings of a cello.”
In addition to her ‘brilliantly eye-catching’ outfits, the body language expert explains how Princess Diana’s height, the charisma of body language and her empathy with the crowd made her shine and Charles look like a moist belly. ‘
However, according to Judi, the story in Greece could hardly be different.
Judi claimed that Camilla looked ‘turned off’ in terms of body language, ‘leaning back in her chair with her legs stretched out as if she could take a breather after a long morning of shopping.’ Pictured, together with the President of the Hellenic Republic and Mr Pavlos Kotsonis for tea in the presidential mansion
With his gold medal around his neck, Judi explained how Prince Charle’s gestures are open and overly congruent. In the photo, the Athens Gold Medal is awarded by the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, at the Athens City Hall during a two-day visit to Greece
“Camilla’s outfits are flattering but without dominating the attention,” explains Judi. “She opted for a safe navy blue while Diana would have worn daffodil yellow and bright, bold pink.”
Judi further noted that while Diana was often seen in front of Charles and “walked quite independently,” Camilla “seems to stay close” – often standing or walking right behind her husband.
“ When Camilla and Charles sat on small, throne-like chairs, it was Charles who sat regally upright with his knees spread, his hands folded close to his chest in what appeared to be a deliberate gesture of imminent communication, ” she explained .
Camilla looked ‘turned off’ in terms of body language, she leaned back in her chair with her legs stretched out as if she could take a breather after a long morning of shopping.
In another photo where the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by their hosts, Judi notes Charles leaning forward in what appears to be an ‘animated conversation’, while Camilla ‘leans back’ with her arms at her sides.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles drive a Land Rover at the Hands Oval sportsground, Bunbury, Australia, April 8, 1983
She continued: ‘Camilla seems to be waiting to see what Charles is going to do before moving on, and as a result, Charles is really thriving with this open purpose in terms of getting into the spotlight and acting like the natural star of the double act . ‘
The body language expert believes that all of the Prince of Wales’s ‘passive flattery’ is visible in his outfits and the way he wears himself.
“His outfits have become what can only be described as neat and his ties and handkerchiefs suggest a desire to take center stage,” she explained. “His body language suggests that the inner artist has also been released.”
With his gold medal on the proud display around his neck, his gestures are open and overly congruent, either with this upward point or with an empty embrace with his arms outstretched in the air, suggesting that it is pure pleasure to be in the air. to be the center of attention. . ‘