Prince William appears 'anxious' with a 'celebrity-free' gesture during solo US trip
19.09.2023 - 13:33
Prince William has landed in America to unveil this year's Earthshot Prize finalists later this week.
The trip is the Prince of Wales' first official solo visit to the US as his wife Kate Middleton has decided to stay at home in the UK with the couple's three kids.
It seems that William, 41 is also planning to snub a reunion with his younger brother Prince Harry who currently resides in California with Meghan Markle as their ongoing family feud rages on.
The heir is visiting New York City to promote the environmentalism initiative, which he launched with David Attenborough, 97, in 2020, and plans to attend the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on Tuesday, the Mirror reports.
His first stop was at the Billion Oyster Project where he spoke to its co-founder Pete Malinowski and a body language expert claims the prince showed "some feelings of anxiety" while also displaying some of the playful expressions he was known for as a youngster.
Speaking of his posture and appearance, Judi James told the Mirror: "That left hand fiddling with his jacket forms a partial barrier ritual, suggesting William is experiencing some feelings of anxiety."
She continued: "But otherwise his body language suggests a desire to look informal, un-regal and rather sweetly upbeat here.
"His open-mouthed, rather excited smile and wave is a show-stopper because he’s regurgitated the shy, bashful but also playful facial expression and look that he wore so much as a child.
"The wave is friendly and, again, a royal and a celebrity-free gesture, with the hand held low to connect in a more accessible, down-to-earth way."
Judi concluded that he looked like a man who was prepared to listen to those in front of him.
She explained: "William also listens intently as the