Prince Charles is the next in line to the British throne. He is also a grandfather. Today his children paid tribute to him.
What did a body language made of Prince Charles’ attitude with each of his grandchildren?
Body language expert Judi James claimed Charles in an “equally doting grandad to both” although he seemed more “tentative” with Harry and Archie.
She said of Charles’ picture with Harry and Archie: “Archie was barely seen out of Harry’s arms during the his first few months and with Harry gazing with a besotted smile at Archie’s little face in his arms, Charles’s approach looks far more tentative, as though he doesn’t want to disturb either of them.
“His face is wreathed with smiles as he looks down at Archie and the amazing similarity to the smile he wears looking at baby Louis suggests he is an equally doting grandad to both. He is more tactile with Louis here but there are reasons for that that look more down to Kate’s body language than to Charles’s.”
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Kate in particular is very keen to make sure Charles and Louis are enjoying a special moment.
Judi said: “The way Kate holds (Louis) to her own torso but with his body facing his grandfather suggests she is keen to the point of determined to get Charles more involved here.
“She even studies her father-in-law’s face to watch his reaction as he plays with Louis, where Harry quite naturally looks lost in a bubble of love with his first-born.”
The expert reveals how Charles upbringing is likely to have an effect on his relationship with his grandchildren.
Her Majesty’s official Royal Family Instagram account shared a picture of her eldest son.
Alongside the post, it read: “Wishing the Prince of Wales a very happy birthday! #HappyBirthdayHRH @clarencehouse.”
The post was of two photos of Charles, with one being an incredibly touching throwback of the Prince of Wales as a baby.
The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 70, is currently second-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 37, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, five, Charlotte, three, and Louis, almost one, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 34. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May.