Prince Charles, 72, is hugely fond of Scotland and spent the first lockdown at Birkhall in Aberdeenshire with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 73. Yesterday, Charles joined the Queen in paying tribute to Scotland as the nation celebrated Burns Night. In a video shared on social media, the future king recited a poem by Robert Burns that a language expert has claimed contained a coded message.
Clarence House shared the clip on Twitter with the message: "'With Auld Lang Syne, he gave us words which have become a symbol of fellowship the world over - and never has that sense of connection been more important than now.'
"During virtual celebrations with @RobertBurnsFed, The Prince recited one of Burns’ most famous poems."
Body language expert and author Judi James's analysed Charles's recital of Auld Lang Syne for Express.co.uk and shared her findings.
According to the analyst, the Prince seems to subtly display his lack of enthusiasm for a second Scottish independence referendum after the Scottish National Party laid out is "roadmap to a referendum" last week.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Prince Charles sends 'secret message' to Scotland amid fresh referendum fears - expert (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles shared a message with Scotland to mark Burns Night (Image: Twitter)
The SNP has said a "legal referendum" will be held after the pandemic if there is a pro-independence majority at Holyrood following May's election.
The 11-point plan says it will "vigorously oppose" any legal challenge from the UK government.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fervently opposed to another referendum.
After analysing the new clip of Prince Charles, Judi James told Express.co.uk: "Reciting the words of the song that most Britons normally bellow out in happy celebration as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, Charles infuses it with a very different and meaningful tone as he marks Burns Night."
Prince Charles and Camilla spent the first lockdown in Aberdeenshire (Image: GETTY)
According to the expert, Charles's recital strikes a serious