Body Language Expert Says Queen Elizabeth 'Struggled' Not To Cry During Jubilee

Rae Batchelor
Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
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A body language expert has analyzed Queen Elizabeth II, age 96, as she celebrated her 70th year as the reigning monarch of England this year at the Platinum Jubilee. Obviously, emotions were high at the event from all members of the Royal Family, whether it was young Prince Louis throwing a little temper tantrum with his mom, Kate Middleton, or the fact that Her Majesty's grandchildren baked her a cake to celebrate her time as monarch.

While the Royal Family is no stranger to having their nonverbal communication analyzed by experts, this event marked a significant milestone in the Queen's life, so it makes sense that when analyzed again, it appeared that her emotions were fighting to break through.

As fans of the Royals will know, the UK celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee this past week.

Pretty much the entire Royal family was in attendance at the event, including Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and many of the Queen's great-grandchildren, who some believe really stole the show.

Queen Elizabeth gave an emotional speech marking her 70 year reign.

"When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee," she said. "I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come."

Body language expert Judi James analyzed Her Majesty and found signs of intense emotion.

Queen Elizabeth II stands next to Prince Charles and Prince George at her Platinum Jubilee.
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"Forget some of the rare occasions when the Queen has been judged to be crying in the past, they have often involved nothing more than moist eyes which can be prompted by the cold weather or even age. This balcony appearance produced more congruent signs that she might have been struggling not to be overcome by tears," James said.

James went on to say she saw signs the Queen may have been close to breaking down.

Queen Elizabeth, wearing an all-purple outfit, smiles and waves at a crowd.
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"Her eyes narrowed, with a lifting of the under-eye and she sucked her lips in to suggest she was using all her will power to avoid breaking down in public for the first time in her life," James stated.

I certainly think that a celebration of 70 years as the reigning queen of England is a good excuse to get emotional!