Prince Charles
Prince Charles is becoming more like Lord Louis Mountbatten. Pictured: Prince Charles attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on November 11, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Victoria Jones-WPA Pool

Prince Charles is reportedly suddenly mirroring his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten, according to a body language expert.

Judi James told Express that Prince Charles’ body language has changed as he inches closer to taking over the throne. More specifically, Prince Charles’ posture has changed, and this may signal something very important with regards to how he will behave as King.

“As Charles and Camilla edge closer to the throne, they seem to be sending out an emphatic message via the body language that they intend to do royalty the old way. Until recently, their outings have involved some low-key and self-effacing non-verbal rituals that also had a rather distracted air to them that risked creating a disconnect between them and their hosts,” she said.

James talked about Prince Charles and Bowles’ photo for Vanity Fair magazine that showed their “unusual” public display of affection. In the snap, the Duchess of Cornwall placed her hand on her husband’s thigh. And during their trip to Africa, the couple was photographed looking regal.

“Now Charles and Camilla have their tour of Africa and Charles’s 70th birthday celebrations. And suddenly they are both adopting a look of old-school regality – with Charles suddenly emerging with some high-status posturing that is more reminiscent of his parents and his uncle Lord Mountbatten in the 50s and 60s than modern UK royalty,” she said.

In related news, the body language expert also compared Prince Charles and Bowles’ photos with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. James talked about the photo of Bowles holding a parasol over Prince Charles’ head while they were in Nigeria. Markle also held an umbrella over Prince Harry’s head while they were in Australia.

“The contrast between Charles and his more modern and less regal sons could hardly be more acute. On the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour of Australia, it was Meghan casually and lovingly holding an ordinary umbrella over Harry’s head as he read his speech to the crowds,” she said.