British Royal Family

One is "sceptical", the other "worships": A body language expert weighs in on what royal couples are really thinking about each other

The British royals body-language - debunked.

By Bella Brennan
Ah young love.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fans have revelled in the royal couple's very un-protocol PDA moments over the years.
And Prince William and wife Duchess Catherine's affection for each other is more than apparent through their subtle comments and those loving looks.
Of course, our elder royals also provide us with the image of a long-living happy marriage - the Queen and Prince Philip's 73-year marriage is nothing to sneeze at, and Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla couldn't look happier.
But is there more to the royals' love stories than we think?
Now to Love spoke exclusively with Louise Mahler, Leadership Influencer and Body Language expert, (aka the genius woman who perfectly predicted the order of the top three for both The Bachelor Australia and Bachelorette Australia finales) as she weighs in on the key royal players and reveals some fascinating insights into their relationships…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Crazy in love

As they stepped back from their senior royal duties last year, most of Harry and Meghan's relationship has played out behind closed doors. But the world was given a very generous serving of their romance when they announced their engagement in 2017.
Louise says Prince Harry was very nervous during their first photo call as husband and wife to-be but was much more at ease during his engagement interview with the BBC.
"Walking out to the cameras, both were looking down expressing overwhelming anxiety but this was contrasted by a strong and determined stride from both of them," she tells us.
"Harry never puts his hand in his jacket, you can tell he's on edge. I think Harry was genuinely nervous with the high breath and uncomfortable eye contact."
Harry nervously put his hand in his pocket but Meghan's warm embrace shows she's trying to calm his jitters. (Getty)
The couple have a great chemistry and love joking about. (Getty)
Meghan was quick to put her fiancé at ease, gently rubbing his arm and always keeping him close by her side.
"Meghan held onto Harry, slightly behind him and pulling her hair aside. This is a confident, strong actress and an experienced public performer. You can tell they had thought about this 'performance' as it felt slightly rehearsed," she adds.
Analysing their first public appearance back last September at the Invictus Games Louise reveals Meghan was on high alert.
"She's new to the game and does not want to do anything wrong, so she is often looking down or away."
"Harry is always there for her, leaning towards her, holding her hand or embracing her. He is protecting her constantly."
WATCH: Meghan and Harry at the Invictus Games. Post continues...

Prince William and Duchess Catherine: The ultimate team

They live their life in the public eye but despite the pressure of being the one of the most high-profile royal pairs, Louise thinks Prince William and Duchess Catherine are stronger than ever.
"Are they the most professional couple on the planet? He would kill for her and she worships him. Seriously, you cannot fault these two," she says of the way they interact.
Behold! This is what poetry in motion looks like. (Kensington Palace)
In fact, they are so in synch that their patterns are like "poetry in motion."
Swoon!
"They lean together, they smile together. If he has his arm around her, she has hers around him. If he is leaning in, she is leaning in. If he is smiling, she is smiling. It is a picture of rapport."
WATCH: Duchess Catherine teases Prince William. Post continues...

The Queen and Prince Philip: They’ve still got it

Just a few months ago, The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their 70-year wedding anniversary.
Seven decades on and the monarch and her man still depend and adore one another.
WATCH: Prince Philip on his wife, The Queen. Post continues...
The Queen's left elbow edges towards her husband, indicating she wants him close by. (Buckingham Palace)
"When the Queen is with Prince Philip her face lights up, she smiles and we don't see that in any other part of her life. Her breath is low. Her eyes are bright. Her smile is wide. He relaxes her," Louise points out.
Looking at their anniversary portraits to mark their platinum anniversary Louise notes: "She leans towards him. See her left elbow when he is by her side. It goes towards him, which means she wants to be close."
WATCH: The Queen's sweet tribute to Prince Philip. Post continues...

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla: The jury is still out

It's the most controversial royal romance in recent history, so what does our body language expert have to say over the state of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's marriage?
Well, she's pretty sceptical and it all comes down to Camilla's apparent strained smile.
"Camilla doesn't smile with both her eyes and mouth to make a complete smile. Like Tony Abbott, she does a special line in a mouth-only smile, which is very concerning. Look closely at photos of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, they are both faking it to make it. Their eyes are dead," Louise claims.
Our body language expert thinks Charles and Camilla often have strained smiles.
"When the other couples laugh, they laugh facing each other and are in unison. But When Camilla and Charles laugh, one is always facing a different direction. It screams of deception," she says.
"Camilla looks tired and bored almost permanently. Seriously I do not know what this relationship is about. Is she the only person who will put up with him?"
WATCH: Charles and Camilla on a royal tour. Post continues...
"When Camilla and Charles laugh, one is always facing a different direction."

Louise's final verdict: Who is the most in love? Who is the least?