Prince Harry ‘wanted to talk’ at Coronation but people ‘didn’t engage’ with his chats

Prince Harry
Prince Harry

Prince Harry may have felt awkward at King Charles’ Coronation – but he certainly didn’t let it show on the outside.

The Duke of Sussex arrived without his wife Meghan Markle, who decided to stay at home in California with Princess Lilibet and Prince Archie on his fourth birthday.

Meghan reportedly wanted to “minimize the drama” and felt that attending the historic event would have been “inauthentic”.

While his family stayed Stateside, Harry made a whirlwind 28-hour trip to the UK for the ceremony in Westminster Abbey on Saturday.

There were rumors that many of Harry’s family members did not wish to speak to him, but he was seen happily chatting with lots of them.

Harry arrived at the Abbey with Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and their husbands, Jack Brooksbank and Edoardo Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, who all seemed pleased to see their cousin.

According to a body language expert, Harry ‘wanted to talk’ to people – but they didn’t always want to ‘engage’ with him.

Communication expert Louise Mahler told Sunrise Australia: “Prince Harry arriving, I think we got our first glimpse of Harry for years.

“He was the old Harry, coming in smiling, laughing – walking tall and looking magnificent.

“The fact that he was on his own was a benefit, but his issue was he thought he could look at people and speak to them, and they would speak back to him, but it didn’t work.

“It would’ve been better if he just looked and smiled, but he focused in on people wanting a conversation – but they didn’t [engage] and that must’ve been difficult for him.”

Harry was seen mimicking Eugenie’s heavily pregnant state upon his arrival, getting some laughs from his cousin and her hubby as he grinned and used two hands cupped widely under his stomach.

Harry walked down to his seat between the two couples, saying “hello”, “morning” and “nice to see you” to various people.

Our lip reader has also claimed he said “Look at that” while noticing the grandeur of the occasion and also said “Delightful”.

He also appeared to say “good luck” to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who famously presided over his wedding to Meghan.

Harry was sat in the third row next to Eugenie’s husband Jack and Princess Alexandra – the cousin of the late Queen, who hadn’t had a working royal engagement in a decade.

Body language expert Judi James told The Mirror that viewers of the historic event witnessed “an incredible return of the joker prince”

Judi said: “Harry arrived with the Sussex posse, the royal cousins Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands, who have remained friends throughout the royal rifts.

‌”Chatting first to Edo he then got the attention of Eugenie and Jack and we saw an incredible return of the Joker prince as Harry grinned and used two hands cupped widely under his stomach to do what looked like a mime of Eugenie’s heavily-pregnant state.