William ‘didn’t respond’ when Harry ‘turned feet’ to face him at Diana statue unveiling

Prince William 'broke away' from Queen for visit says expert

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex reunited for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral on Thursday July 1 to unveil a statue of their late mother. Blanca Cobb, a body language expert, analysed the brothers at the unveiling of Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace.

Ms Cobb said Harry was looking to reconnect with William.

However, William was more guarded according to the expert with the Duke facing away from his brother.

She said: “When Harry would actually turn his feet to angle towards his brother, his brother didn’t respond by turning towards Harry.

“He was more stoic. He was less engaging with his brother and, in my opinion, Harry was trying to make attempts to engage.”

Harry also seemed to have a “level of comfort” at the statue unveiling, according to Ms Cobb.

She told Us Weekly: “Harry was looking more at William than vice versa.

“And you could tell also because there were times that Harry would actually walk over to where his brother and somebody else was talking.”

On July 1, the brothers issued a joint statement paying tribute to their late mother on what would have been her 60th birthday.

They said: “Today, on what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.

“Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.”

William and Harry were 15 and 12 years old when Diana died in August 1997.


Royal expert Robert Lacey, author of ‘Battle of Brothers’, told People Harry and William issued a joint statement to avoid making “disastrous rival speeches”.

He said: ‘It was a very well-judged decision not to have speeches.

“They demonstrated a constructive way of dealing with differences.

“[They were] not sweeping [their differences] under the carpet but acknowledging more important things and doing that in a way that warmed everyone’s heart.”

Source: Read Full Article