As the British monarchy transitions to a new era under King Charles, renowned body language analyst, and former police officer, Darren Stanton, has shed light on the subtle gestures and mannerisms of King Charles.
Known as the “human lie detector,” Stanton has spent years studying and analyzing the non-verbal cues of the royals.
His insights into King Charles’s behavior reveal intriguing details about the monarch’s communication.
Decoding King Charles’s Conversation Signals
Stanton has observed that King Charles often employs specific gestures when he wants to bring a conversation to an end.
Just as his late mother, Queen Elizabeth, had a discreet signal with her staff to indicate her desire to leave, Charles has developed his own way of indicating that he has had enough of a particular discussion.
Stanton asserts that one of the moves Charles frequently makes is scratching his nose—an action that signifies his readiness to move on from the conversation at hand.
This subtle gesture, reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth’s handbag switch, hints at the monarch’s desire to conclude the interaction and move forward.
The secrets behind King Charles’ gestures
Stanton further explains that many of Charles’s gestures stem from a lack of confidence, particularly when he cannot see his wife, Camilla.
The body language expert identifies Charles’s habit of fiddling with his cufflinks or adjusting the cuffs on his shirt and jacket as “pacifying gestures.”
These actions are commonly exhibited when individuals seek self-reassurance. However, Stanton notes that Charles’s confidence has grown over the years, especially since ascending to the throne, resulting in the gradual reduction of these pacifying gestures.