‘Needy’ Princess Charlene seemed ‘desperate’ to ‘show her love for Prince Albert is stronger than ever’ – but he ‘didn’t respond’ during reunion in Monaco, body language expert reveals
Princess Charlene was ‘desperate’ to ‘show her love for Prince Albert is stronger than ever’ in photographs showing the couple and their two children reunited in Monaco, according to a body language expert. Charlene, 43, arrived back in Monaco yesterday morning after flying by private jet from the South African city of Durban to Nice, France, and posed for snaps with Albert, 63, and their two children Jacques and Gabriella. Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL that Charlene was using over-exaggerated gestures of closeness with Albert and appeared ‘needy’ in the images – while Prince Albert did ‘not reflect’ his wife’s body language.
Princess Charlene, who underwent several surgeries while in South Africa and was taken to hospital after collapsing in September, still looked frail on her return to Monaco yesterday. Among a series of snaps shared to Instagram, the mother-of-two can be seen posing for a family photograph as she places her hand around her husband Prince Albert’s neck, while wrapping an arm around their six-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella.
CLINGING TO ALBERT: In the first image released by Princess Charlene, the royal was captured hugging Albert closely. Body language expert Judi said she was ‘clinging’ to her husband, saying: ‘Charlene’s announcement rituals here suggest she wants to send out a very emphatic message that she is now back with her family and that her love for her husband is stronger than ever. Just as in South Africa when Prince Albert came to visit, Charlene performs what look rather like over-kill signals to make her message clear to the rest of the world, putting in much more effort than her husband to look excitedly re-united and joyous.’
OVER-KILL SIGNALS TO APPEAR EXCITED: In a second image of Charlene with Prince Albert, Jacques and Gabriela, she said Charlene was using ‘over-kill’ signals. She said: ‘It’s clear from both this family pose and the one in SA that Charlene is desperately keen to stress the enduring love between herself and Albert and her affection for her family group as a whole.’
MORE ACTIVE ROLE: Princess Charlene of Monaco opted for a beige jumper dress and knee high boots as she put on a united display with her family following 10 months living alone in South Africa. Pictured, with son, Jacques.
APPEARS SOLITARY AND TENSE: Earlier in the day, Charlene was snapped as she arrived at Nice airport ahead of her reunion with her family in Monaco. The body language expert said the royal portrayed a significantly different character in the images. She said: ‘Walking through the airport with her dog, Charlene cut a much more solitary and less happy-looking figure. Her eye expression suggests some tension and the rest of her face covered by her mask.’
Princess Charlene of Monaco is finally back in the principality after spending 10 months living alone in South Africa (pictured: Charlene exiting the private jet that flew her from Durban, South Africa, to Nice, France, this morning).
The royal could be seen holding the leash of a dog while walking across the tarmac after landing in Europe following months of speculation about her marriage.
Charlene is pictured exiting the jet on the tarmac of Nice airport and taking a dog for a short walk, before being whisked away to Monaco via a royal helicopter.
There seemed to be a new addition to the family in the form of a light brown Vizsla, who Princess Charlene could be seen holding on a lead.
Charlene, whose love of animals is well documented, was pictured walking a dog at Nice airport immediately after having landed around 8:45am local time this morning.
The dog was seen leaping around in excitement, though it is unclear whether the dog belongs to the royal family.
In a video shared by her foundation, Princess Charlene made no reference to her husband Prince Albert and instead said she was looking forward to reuniting with her children.
In the clip, the mother-of-two said it had been ‘a very challenging time’ but also revealed it had been ‘wonderful being back in South Africa.
Charlene (L), who wed Prince Albert II of Monaco (R) in 2011, has been living in her home country of South Africa for much of this year, and the extended stay has stoked speculation that the royal couple may be headed for divorce.
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