Almost everyone who watched the first three episodes of prince harry Y Meghan Markle‘s Netflix titled docuseries harry and meghan came out with an opinion. Members of the Sussex Squad described it as a “beautiful love story” between the couple and raved about the never-before-seen photos. Meanwhile, critics blasted the series and they believe that everything was “staged” stating that “everything they do is staged”.
Now, a body expert points out that the Duke and Duchess are no strangers to “staged photos,” as it’s something they did when they first moved to California.
Prince Harry and Meghan were photographed volunteering in Los Angeles
Meghan and Harry moved from Los Angeles to their Montecito home in the summer of 2020, but shortly after moving, the Sussexes were spotted in the City of Angels helping out at a charity event.
In August 2020, the couple teamed up with Baby2Baby to distribute everything from diapers to school supplies to families hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In the snaps, the Duke and Duchess wore face masks and interacted with some of the parents and children.
However, their appearance sparked a firestorm on social media as some believed the Sussexes hired the available “freelance photographers” to capture those shots.
Body language expert notes staged element in snapshots
Author and body language expert Judi James analyzed the images to Express noting that they did have a stage element and a “performance dimension”.
She explained: “The obviously busy presence of the photographers must have added a dimension of performance to these poses, making them less spontaneous than they appear.”
James later opined, “As the little boy peeks out from behind a mask and cap, Harry leans in in what seems like an attempt to get his attention and make him smile, too.”
Harry seems to be in his element and maybe he’s missing something.
According to James, despite photos being taken at the event, the Duke of Sussex seemed to be in his element as he helped out and delivered the items.
She said: “In many ways, this [was] Harry went back to doing what he does best and what he always seemed to enjoy most: engaging in charity work that is active, practical, and with the potential to use his humor to cheer people up.
“He is open and energetic here, whether it’s passing supplies with one foot on the sidewalk or giving a big thumbs-up gesture to make recipients smile. It’s moments like this, plus the verbal reference to him during his video link, that suggests he might be missing his role in the military.”
Prince Harry was in the British Army for a decade and went on two tours in Afghanistan.
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