The Duke of Sussex gave
a speech at the United Nations on Monday about seeking insight from
the late Nelson Mandela. In his Mandela Day speech, Prince
Harry urged countries to take action on climate change and spoke of his
fondness for Africa, saying it is where he felt “closest” to his mother Diana
and “sought solace after she died”.
But body language expert Judi
James has picked apart his delivery, saying it was clear he struggled with some
Speaking to the Mirror,
Judi said: “His style of delivery was more presidential than princely at the
UN. His keynote was delivered in a sombre, slow, authoritative style that
pitched him as the expert.
“He didn’t back away from
taking a ‘tell’ approach, even when it came to Mandela himself.
“[But] Harry’s underlying
body language rituals suggested high levels of tension and anxiety underlying
the confident and hard-hitting delivery.”