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Prince Harry showed anger and resentment when talking about members of the Royal Family during his ITV sit down, a body language expert has said.
During the interview, Harry addresses a number of topic covered in the book, including his consumption of cocaine a 'few' times during his wilder party years and his relationship and his sensational accusation towards Camilla of plotting to marry Charles.
In Spare, the Duke claims that he and his brother William 'begged' the then-Prince of Wales not to remarry after Princess Diana's death, fearing that she would be their 'wicked stepmother'.
Prince Harry and Prince William pictured attending the former's wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline that Harry displayed examples of 'anger and resentment' when talking about the Queen Consort.
She said: 'Harry’s body language signals are contradictory when he talks of his father. His voice drops and his features soften but he also seems to prep physically for a challenge or confrontation, despite telling how he has already opened up to his dad and gained the apology he seems to have been craving.
'At times he looks tearful but his mantra: "I love my father. I love my brother. I love my family", sounds like an unemotional recitation. The phrase "certain members of my family" prompts signals of anger and resentment.
'He sucks his lips in, and describes how they "decided to get into bed with the devil" using precision gestures to signal righteousness and correctness. His "killer" accusation here comes through a mime. Using one hand for his family and the other for the tabloid media he presses one hand on top of the other.
With Camilla Harry is a welter of conflicting signalling. He acts out anger when Tom suggests he has been ‘scathing’ about her but his hand lands on his hip in a partial splay gesture of aggressive arousal or defensiveness.
'His positive comments skid up towards a ‘but...’ as he sniffs and bristles before swerving politically again to get off this more specific target.'
In his autobiography, Harry describes smoking cannabis and boozing - but he revealed for the first time how he was offered a line of cocaine during a hunting weekend.
Admitting that he lied to the Royal Household staff during his interrogation, Harry says taking cocaine 'wasn't much fun' and did it partly to be different and because he was a 'seventeen-year-old willing to try almost anything that would upset the established order'.
Ms James says Harry showed signs of appearing 'ashamed and apologeticr' when having to address his cocaine consumption.
She added: 'Tom Bradbury brings up the subject of drugs with understandable signals of awkwardness and embarrassment, raising his brows, tilting his head and almost requesting non-verbal permission. However once he is on the subject he becomes a terrier with a bone between its teeth.
Harry’s response is that of a politician, both verbally and non-verbally. He adopts a confident pose and holds it apart from a suggesting in the straightening of his torso that he is bracing himself, instead of looking ashamed or apologetic, to appear to be bristling with righteousness and indignation.
Tom asks whether a "class A drug" was not in the public’s interest and Harry performs a political swerve, repeating the words "what is a matter of public interest" to lead the attention off the drugs and onto a diversion, which is "the relationship between the institution and the tabloid media".
'His lower jaw jut signals resentment and anger and his hands spin in mid-air in a bout of his leadership style emphatic rituals.'
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