Prince Louis’s balcony silence hinted he ‘wants same job’ as dad
Behind the scenes with the Express at the Coronation
Prince Louis may push to “follow his father’s career” in the RAF, after silently observing the flypast today during the Coronation celebrations. Body language guru Judi James told Express.co.uk that the young Prince’s behaviour on the balcony could be indicative of a desire to pursue a career in the air force.
She said: “He stared up at the helicopters in rapt silence, hinting he might be wanting to follow his father’s career, but when he saw the red arrows he sweetly called across to George to share the excitement.
“Louis and Charlotte are formidable scene-stealers, Charlotte with her new poise and royal elegance and Louis with his ongoing enthusiasm.”
Prince William trained to become a helicopter pilot with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force in 2009.
The Prince, 40, was trained on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter and his first mission was a response to an emergency call from Liverpool Coastguard on 2 October 2010.
The heir to the throne conducted 156 search and rescue operations, which resulted in 149 people being rescued.
Between 2015 and 2017 Prince William worked full-time for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), donating his entire salary to charity.
Although serving in the British Army, Prince Harry also has significant flying experience.
In 2008, the prince passed his Army Air Corps ‘Grading’ and Pilot’s Selection Board interview, which allowed him to train to become and Army Air Corps Pilot.
After completing the Army Pilots Course, the young prince was selected to train on the Apache Attack Helicopter.
The California-based royal has undertaken two operational tours of Afghanistan, as a Forward Air Controller in 2007/08 and as an Apache Pilot between September 2012 and January 2013.
Besides her observations about Prince Louis, Ms James also told Express.co.uk there were two other standout takeaways from the Coronation.
The author believes Queen Camilla is becoming “much more confident” as she attempts to convincingly perform her new role by the newly crowned King’s side.
She said: “Seeing Camilla begin to take charge now she is Queen, organising the balcony choreography by flicking her hands in much the same impatient gesture that Charles used when his pens were leaking, might show a new era of a much more confident Queen Camilla who might match her husband’s desire for perfection.
“She also seemed to be gently urging Charles to go inside after the first appearance.”
The GB News regular also claimed that the King’s “sweet spot” of the day was when he walked out onto the Buckingham Palace balcony to face the hoards of adoring fans seeking a glimpse of their monarch.
She said: “This balcony appearance showed Charles genuinely look surprised and humbled by the roar of affection from the crowds.
“It was the moment the anxiety lifted from his features and a more relaxed smile took its place.”
Continuing, the body language expert said: “His eyes crinkled in a Duchenne smile, which would be prompted by genuine pleasure and which would normally be a connecting smile to create emotional empathy with the audience.
“His mouth smile was asymmetric though, showing his emotions were still complex and varied.
“His encore showed he had possibly experienced his personal ‘sweet spot’ of the day, lingering again to stand alone to communicate directly with his public.”
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