Harry is a ‘sulky’ teenager who has ‘given up trying’ says body language expert

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    Prince Harry has been likened to a “sulky teenager” after trailers for two upcoming tell-all interviews went viral online.

    The Duke of Sussex has given two interviews – one to US-based talk show 60 Minutes, and the other to the UK's ITV.

    And it is the latter which has been ridiculed by experts.

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    Filmed in the heart of California where Harry lives with his growing family, Harry: The Interview, sees the youngest prince delve into unprecedented detail on life growing up and stepping away from the Royal Family.

    Speaking to ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby – who Harry has known personally for more than 20 years – the prince shares his personal story in his own words.

    The 90-minute special is set to be broadcast just two days before the launch of his autobiography Spare hits the shelves on 10 January.

    The in-depth interview is set to explore a range of subjects including his personal relationships, never-before-heard details surrounding the death of his mother, Diana, and a look ahead at his future after leaving the Royal Family with his wife Meghan Markle.

    In the 20-second preview clip, Harry told the ITV newsreader: “it never needed to be this way, the leaking and the planting, I want a family – not an institution.”

    “They feel that it’s somehow better to keep us as the villains. They’ve shown no willingness to reconcile.

    “I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back,” he added.

    And it is the latter quote which has been analysed by body language expert Judi James.

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    Speaking to The Sun, she claimed that he was trying to “reassure” himself with subtle body movements.

    She said: “When he talks about being made ‘the villain’ his brows raise in an expression of indignant innocence.

    “He says there is ‘no willingness to reconcile’ with a dismissive left shoulder shrug, some staccato blinks and head shakes, as though he’s given up trying.

    “His hands do perform a ritual that suggests a desire to self-calm and self-reassure though as he rubs his thumbs together and crosses them.”

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    And when talking about getting his father and brother back, she said: “(He said the words) with challenge and some hint of anger rather than sadness and regret”.

    “His chin raises then drops with his expression landing in something resembling a sulk.

    “This does not look like a throwing out of the arms in a gesture of reconciliation, rather a determination for things to be done on his own terms.”

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