The Royal Family

Harry And William Gesture That Shows When They Aren’t Confident

The Duke of Sussex married his wife Meghan May last year. There were many speculations whether the Duke will wear an engagement ring.

His father Charles doesn’t, neither does his brother William. A lot of men these days choose not to, and the option is becoming less and less popular.

Princes William and Prince Harry

Anyway, Prince Harry chose to wear his ring. Ever since his wedding fans have seen him playing with the ring on several occasions.

Darren Stanton, a body language expert, claims it’s a habit the Duke has picked up from someone. While analyzing Harry at the Our Planet Premier at the National History Museum in London, Darren noticed the body language tick.

Darren said: “Some could argue that he appears to be playing with his ring finger, which again is a gesture both William and Harry have inherited from Charles to signify they are feeling unconfident.”

When Harry, along with his brother and father, don’t have any rings to play with, they can be seen wringing their hands in front of them.

Judi James, a body language expert, says that when a husband plays with his wedding ring he’s missing his wife.

Prince Harry

Judi said: “In Harry’s case this looks like a self-comfort ritual performed for two reasons, when he’s feeling under pressure or lonely. Firstly, it allows him to create a barrier with his arms but by seeking out his wedding ring to touch and play with it suggests he’s missing the back-up and support of his wife here. The ritual would take on a different meaning if the ring were being pulled up and down the finger or even on and off when it would be much more likely to signal a rift or potential divorce!”

More men wear their wedding rings after being married than women. It’s thought to have become popular in the 20th Century.

Rachel Church, a curator in metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, told the BBC: “That’s when men started to be expected to wear wedding rings, and nowadays when you hear men don’t want to wear them you think that it’s a bit odd.”

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