During his first appearance last week, Charlene greeted racing drivers Max Verstappen and Sebastien Vettel on the cheek after arriving hand in hand with her husband. On the second day, the Princess was seen with her daughter, Princess Gabriella, whom she has taken with her to several engagements this year, including the Monte Carlo Fashion Awards earlier this month. Charlene seemed to be more tactile with her children than with her husband, according to a body language expert. What might this show about the family dynamics? And what other royal does Charlene’s behavior compare to?
Body language expert Judi James told Express.co.uk: “Charlene is clearly a very tactile and even protective mother, seen hugging her children, holding hands as they walk or standing with her hands on their shoulders. in more formal poses.
“This spontaneous display of motherly warmth has been ongoing, especially when the children were brought to visit her in South Africa, and the way the children respond so naturally suggests that this body language is not being acted out or altered for the cameras.”
However, Judi assured that “with Albert, the gestures and the rituals are more mixed”.
He continued: “At the Grand Prix, Charlene posed performing pampered touch rituals with her drivers, standing with an arm around her back and leaning in for photographs, but there was little tactile behavior between her and her husband.
New shots of the couple holding hands as they walked together have emerged, although the way Charlene was slightly behind him initially and holding her handbag in the hand between them suggests she switched hands for the brooch. deliberately by hand.
So it’s unclear how long Charlene and Albert held hands for, as these photos of them only surfaced hours after the initial images of the pair at the event.
Judi went on to say that “it’s good to see Charlene appearing in public engagements again after her long sick break.”
“And given the constant rumors about her marriage, it’s probably wise to take baby steps this time rather than fall back into overly congruent ‘bonding’ poses with her husband, like the very clingy ones we saw in South Africa.” said the body language expert.
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Interestingly, Judi compared Charlene’s body language to another royal: Princess Diana.
She said: “One problem with Charlene’s body language, however, and it’s a trait she shares somewhat with Princess Diana, is the ability to use fluctuating facial expressions.
“Diana usually looked happy, but she could suddenly slip into a facial expression that was incredibly sad and thoughtful, even during her engagement interview.
“Charlene has displayed a similar trait since her wedding, when her happy smiles turned to something much sadder.
For her first Grand Prix appearance, the Princess wore a blue robe with a black and white pattern, with a pair of white jeans underneath.
Her peroxide blonde hair was slicked back, and she donned a big pair of sunglasses and a red lip.
Charlene’s outfit on day two was less casual: She opted for a pale blue jumpsuit, believed to be by Terrence Bray, and tailored, according to royal fashion fans.
She completed the look with a pair of pale pink Dolce & Gabbana shoes.