Baptism of Archie : The photo made fun, the prince William ridiculed


Spreading very quickly two official photos, taken by the photographer who has their trust, and approved by them, two photographs of the christening of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, prince Harry and Meghan Markle have cut short a part of the bad buzz caused by their desire to be unyielding to make this event completely private. But, in the rush, they made the choice to be the most appropriate ? Maybe not, at least from the point of view of the prince William


Master Archie was baptised on Saturday, 6 July 2019 in the late morning on the same day, its 2 months, in the private chapel of Windsor castle by the archbishop of Canterbury, the most revd Justin Welby, in the presence of a small committee of 25 people : if queen Elizabeth II could not attend – due to Harry and Meghan – there was his grand-parents (prince Charles and the duchess Camilla on one side, Doria Ragland of the other)his uncle, the duke of Cambridge and his aunt the duchess Catherine, its godfathers and godmothers, whose anonymity was fiercely protected to the point that they do not appear on the official images, or even Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, sister of Lady Di. As many members of the family of the young parents who were raised together at 11h54 precisely (the clock in the background will attest to) in front of the photographer Chris Allerton, a privileged witness of some of the private moments of the duke and duchess of Sussex (he was followed the scenes of their wedding, may 19, 2018), in the Green Room of the castle of His Majesty in Berkshire. Happy to be reunited on this special occasion. Happy ? All ?


If they have enjoyed seeing Archie in the gown baptismal iconic and incubated by its parents delighted, the observers were quick to pin the prince William for the funny face he made, believing to detect a discomfort and a strained smile that crystallize the overall impression of a family photo quite icy. What revive rumors of an agreement relative between the Cambridge and Sussex. “But what is he, the face of William ?“, asks one Twitter user, summarizing quite well the widespread perplexity in front of the mine considered to be “towerling” and “jaded” of the prince of 37 years. “I think it’s pretty funny that William is a force as much for not smiling with an air of enough“, responds another. “Why he looks also stuck ? It will not kill him to smile“is a third.


Yet stunning in a pink dress Stella McCartney on the side of Meghan in Dior, Kate Middleton is not at rest, the users pointing to the same kind of symptoms of discomfort. “This is not a true smile on the face of Kate. She looks distressed. And William shoots a head as if it smelled super bad. They do not look thrilled to be there.”


Follower of the genre, the Daily Mail has also sought an expert in body language that corroborates these impressions. Student non-verbal communication of the protagonists, Judi James believes that the signs reveal an atmosphere of “frigid” and a “malaise“between the duke and the duchess of Cambridge, if not at ease and the parents and grandparents totally radiant. According to his analysis, duchess Catherine, with clasped hands and strained smile, adopts a posture that seems to betray that she is “ready to flee at any moment” or perhaps, less dramatic, indicating his willingness to stand back and not to steal the limelight. William, himself, would the installation of a “physionomiste nightclub“, chin raised, hands in front of the basin and air scanner.


Finally, it is better to dwell on another official image of baptism, a snapshot in black and white, of which Archie is the only one star and that should do it for a long time unanimously.

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