Prince William body language ‘out of character’ during royals ‘racism’ row

Prince William appeared to be "out of character" when he responded to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, a body language expert has claimed.

The Duke of Cambridge made a comment when he and his wife Kate Middleton were visiting School 21 in Stratford of east London on Thursday (March 11).

A Sky News reporter asked if he had spoken to Prince Harry since the 2-hour interview was aired on Sunday (March 7) in the US, William responded: "No, I haven’t spoken to him yet but I will do."

He also insisted the royals are "very much not a racist family" after Meghan mentioned a royal had expressed concerns about how dark Archie's skin would be.

Body language expert Judi James analysed the clip and said William's movement suggested he was "conflicted between avoiding the press or having his say".

She told Daily Star: "This is an out-of-character moment for the Prince, who is not given to spontaneous outburst or even allowing glimpses of emotion in public but with his body language suggesting he was conflicted between avoiding the press or having his say, the chance to offer a short but emphatic denial appeared too tempting to miss."

The expert added that the Duke's eye contact affirmed his answer about racism.

Judi continued: "The spontaneity of his answers suggested a strong desire to put the family’s side across but the words weren’t delivered with any signs of anger, like wide eye or a furrowed frown.

"If anything he looked fondly indulgent and slightly parental at the first question, steepling one brow and tilting his head when he spoke about Harry.

"He used a head-baton gesture of emphasis and eye contact to make his answer about racism even more firm but his voice sounded calm rather than annoyed."

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