Subtle but sweet. Prince Harry was trying to connect with his brother, Prince William, at their late mother Princess Diana’s tribute statue unveiling, according to body language expert Blanca Cobb.
“When Harry would actually turn his feet to angle towards his brother, his brother didn’t respond by turning towards Harry,” Cobb told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, July 6. “He was more stoic. He was less engaging with his brother and, in my opinion, Harry was trying to make attempts to engage.”
According to Cobb, the hand movements Harry, 36, was making showed he was more relaxed than William, 39, at the statue unveiling. The event, which took place on Thursday, July 1, marked the brothers’ first public interaction since their grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
“There was a level of comfort for [Harry],” Cobb said. “Harry was looking more at William than vice versa. And you could tell also because there were times that Harry would actually walk over to where his brother and somebody else was talking.”
The brothers are currently involved in a long-running feud. Earlier this year, their rift deepened when Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, decided to permanently step down from their royal duties. Soon after, the Duke of Sussex took part in a tell-all interview with the Suits alum, 39, where he opened up about his relationship with his brother.