Everyone’s been asking so I thought I should send out my thoughts on Prince Harry. His new book Spare just came out and he’s been doing lots of PR for it. The most recent interview I’ve seen was with Anderson Cooper on 60 minutes.
I think there’s a lot of truth to what he said. And he has some very telling body language responses of note.
Take a look at this video.
Prince Harry – Anderson Cooper.mp4 from Traci Brown on Vimeo.
The first thing that I noticed is at :04 after he says ‘And what difference would that make’. He sets his jaw forward just a bit. That’s anger. Clearly he still wants that royal title. It means something to him. He really doesn’t like the idea of completely not being Royal.
At :01 he licks sticks his tongue out. That says anger and he compresses his lips. That says stress and possibly holding back emotion
At :09 we see his tongue again. More anger
At :15 he thrusts his chin up just a bit. That’s a move showing superiority…looking down on Anderson. It also shows his neck which is a very sensitive area. This shows that he’s got enough confidence on the topic to take on any threat.
AT :22 He sniffs & touches his nose. That’s oxygenating getting ready for a fight. And touching his nose can (but not always) be connected to deception. This leads me to question is if there was a story leaked EVERY time? How hard did he try to do this privately? More questions are in order here.
At the very end we see his tongue again when he talks about leaks. More anger.
My personal take is that the royal family’s only job is to manage their reputations. There’s no real reason for royalty other than to create intrigue and grow tourism to justify taxpayer support. And this scandal is working perfectly for that. But underneath it they’re still real people with real emotions. Clearly he hasn’t been treated the way he wanted to be.
Is Harry genuinely worried about Megan having the same fate as Diana? Yes. But this isn’t going to happen. I’ve heard it said that history doesn’t repeat itself, it rhymes. In my next newsletter we’re going to get into exactly what’s rhyming now and who Megan will never be seen like Diana. Yep I’m leaving you with a cliffhanger.