A body language is speaking out to say that she felt Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton seemed “at ease” when they interacted after Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday.
“I believe there was some sort of connection and conversation or something beforehand — that was not the first time those two brothers had a conversation with one another,” etiquette expert Elaine Swann told US Weekly of the brothers. “I cannot imagine those two brothers starting in that line and that [funeral] procession — going through what they went through as brothers and being as thick as thieves as they said before — and not speaking to one another until after the service.”
Swann added that it was clear to her that William and Harry “love one another” and that after the funeral, the brothers looked as though they were having a “continuation of what had already been done.”
Swann then gave her thoughts about the walk that William and Harry took after the funeral.
“I believe it was natural,” she said of it. “If you look in, you see, William, he kind of hung back a little bit and waited for his brother and then continued to walk. It was nice for us to see them walking together, but I believe it was a very natural moment. I don’t think that was contrived.”
She added that Harry “would not allow himself” to be part of a show.
“I think genuinely these brothers, they want to reconcile. They want to get past their differences. They’ve been through a lot together,” Swann explained.
In the end, Swann believes the way the brothers interacted is a promising sign of them reconciling and getting their relationship back on track in the coming years.
“You recognize two siblings trying to pull it together. I think Harry was doing his best to say, ‘Hey, you know, bro, we’re still here. I’m still here. I still love you,’” she said. “And I believe William did his best to open his body language toward his brother. You have to look at the fact that he turned it toward him. And so, in that opening, that’s saying, ‘Come on in let’s talk, let’s chat.’”