PRINCE Harry turns 39 today, but revealed “anxiety” and as though he’d like to “keep a low profile” , according to a body language expert.
The Duke of Sussex is celebrating his birthday today with wife Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Prince Harry turns 39 today and is spending his birthday at the Invictus Games in GermanyCredit: PA
Judi noted how the Duke of Sussex played with his shirt and said could signal ‘anxiety’Credit: Getty
Judi claims Harry appeared ‘bashful’ at the eventCredit: Pool
Harry gave fans a thumbs up after they sang him a happy birthday at the volleyballCredit: Getty
Harry beamed today as a huge crowd sang him happy birthday at the volleyball, and he thanked everyone by giving a thumbs up.
However, body language pro Judi James told Fabulous that Harry played with his shirt as he left the arena and indicated he was not entirely comfortable.
She explained: “Harry looks like a rather bashful birthday boy, maybe reluctant to take the spotlight and definitely not in ‘all about me’ mode despite the birthday song from the audience.
“He arrives striding quickly as though keen to get seated and there is an anxious-looking smile from him that stretches the corners of his mouth horizontally in what looks like a grimace of modesty, while his eyes look fixed ahead.
“His head is down to suggest he’d rather keep a lower profile than pose like a birthday celeb here and he even fiddles with a shirt button to suggest some anxiety.”
Judi added that Meghan seemed “much more sociable” and noted that she “beamed at the fans.”
The body language expert observed: “On the way out Meghan is suddenly walking ahead and when she turns to look back at Harry he extends a hand to her back that seems to signal she should keep on walking ahead of him.
“Meghan happily carries on beaming at the fans and cameras while Harry acknowledges them quickly by turning back with a brief, modest wave.
“As he’s about to go inside Meghan turns and touches his arm to signal she’s going back to the fans one more time, but Harry stays put.”
The Sussexes last night knocked back beers while devouring blood sausages and Wiener Schnitzel at a secret feast in Düsseldorf.
A source told Hello! magazine the event was a “family meal” alongside the Archewell team ahead of Harry’s birthday.
The California-based duo attended the dinner after a jam-packed day meeting with representatives and watching veterans compete as they cheered on.
And as Harry welcomed the final year of his 30s in, he wore a blue relaxed linen shirt with dark navy chinos and green trainers.
The birthday boy was gifted something from a young girl as he shook the hands of players in the Polish team.
Harry and Meghan then took pictures with the team before the Duchess hugged members.
Meg, 42, donned aplaysuit paired with a Celine blazer and Saint Laurent sandals.
The Duchess was carrying a bag from the brand Cesta – which is handmade from renewable sources by women in Rwanda.
The couple’s schedule will then see them take their seats this afternoon to watch former soldiers in thecompetition before heading to the volleyball finals.
It comes as the fifth day of action at the Invictus Games saw Harry and Meghan enjoy an intimate moment as they posed for selfies.
But yesterday Meghan was seen without her engagement ring atfor wounded veterans.
Body language expert Judi James told The Sun the pair “lacked intimacy” but are trying to show they are a “devoted couple”.
Analysing footage of the pair yesterday, Judi added: “There’s very few intimate ‘lost alone together’ moments here or capacity for having one at these venues.
“So many are looking like intentional gestures to register to the world that they are very much a devoted couple.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet fans outside the Merkur Spiel-Arena on his birthdayCredit: PA
The couple just competitors and fans at the tournamentCredit: ©Karwai Tang
Meghan embraced her husband during his birthday songCredit: Getty
Meg donned a Zara playsuit paired with a Celine blazer and Saint Laurent sandals as she smiled at fansCredit: PA