With the approaching summer break, King Charles and Queen Camilla will enjoy some well-earned downtime. It goes without saying that the pair has experienced a difficult period of time after the demise of Queen Elizabeth II in September of last year.
Due to their royal responsibilities, Charles and Camilla have been kept busy. They have participated in a number of important occasions, such as their coronation on May 6 and “the second coronation” in Scotland.
Naturally, one’s mood frequently exhibits signs of stress. Several times during the previous few months, cameras have captured King Charles becoming furious with his wife. Reports state that when Charles received the Scottish Crown, a similar scenario occurred.
Judi James, a body language specialist, described what transpired to the Daily Mirror and how Charles’s hand-flick motion towards Camilla was seen negatively.
The second “coronation” of King Charles and Queen Camilla took place on July 5 when they entered Edinburgh, Scotland’s St. Giles’ Cathedral. The king was given the Honours of Scotland—the crown, sceptre, and sword of state—during the service, even if they weren’t really crowned. For the historic occasion at the cathedral, the Stone of Destiny, a significant emblem of Scottish identity, was also present.
In Scotland, the event is frequently referred regarded as “the second coronation.” It should be noted that this is more of a symbolic occasion than an actual coronation.
George Gross, a coronation specialist at King’s College London, confirmed for AP that “it’s not a coronation.” “But it’s very symbolic in the sense that Scotland has its own identity.”
A 21-gun salute was fired from Edinburgh Castle, where the Crown of Scotland is often displayed, following the ceremony at St. Giles Cathedral. The Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, then did a ceremonial flypast to conclude the festivities before a march returning to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the king’s formal Scottish residence.
The ceremony itself generated news coverage in addition to Charles acquiring the Scottish Crown. King Charles appeared to become very irritated at one point, just like before the coronation in May, when Camilla didn’t obtain assistance getting out of their car. In addition, the king made a hand-flicking motion that, in the opinion of body expert Judy James, revealed his mood.
When the king arrived at St. Giles’ Cathedral, according to James in an interview with the Mirror, he appeared “impatient.”
Charles appeared to be more at ease during the ceremony because he shared the spotlight almost equally with Camilla, William, and Kate. As a result, Judi James said, Charles’ body language appeared to be less tense and anxious than it was during his actual coronation. He also appeared to be smiling more often than not.
“But this time, he did seem to fuss and worry about Camilla, and when he did drop the smile and adopt a wary frown with his trademark steepled brows, it was when he was turning back in worry to see her get into and out of their car safely or to move to her seat, which was when he also used some of the rapid hand-flicking gestures that tend to signal royal impatience,” the author writes.