Body language expert Judy James analyzed shared photos of Princess Diana with her father-in-law, Prince Philip. The specialist said that they had an unusual relationship.
As James said, Diana and Philip found a common language against the background of the fact that they felt like strangers in the royal family. As the husband of the Queen and a Greek prince with German roots, the expert says, Prince Philip has always and struggled to come to terms with royal life. Moreover, he clearly sympathized with Diana, who married Prince Charles at the age of 20, writes Express.
It is noted that the husband of Elizabeth II instructed Diana at royal events and supported her in difficult situations. James noted, "Diana's relationship with her father-in-law has always been described as special." The specialist said that they were built on "some mutual need and watchful dependence."
The expert added: “From Diana's letters to him and her use of the address 'Dear Dad', it was clear that she felt she had found a father and protector in Philip, just as she thought she had found a loving and caring husband in his son. … But that one, that the second relationship, it seems, depended on her ability to fulfill her role as the future queen well and without complaint."
According to James, the Duke of Edinburgh probably encouraged Diana to uphold royal standards such as Stoicism. “Like Elizabeth II, Philip expected Diana to be resilient no matter what,” she added. However, the specialist said that the special bond between Princess Diana and Philip collapsed after the wife of Prince Charles became "freer" and threatened the traditional royal way of life.
Earlier, Kate Middleton's body language revealed a true "connection" with Prince Philip. According to the expert, they are bound by a real "close" friendship. Middleton and the Queen's consort often "chat and giggle" when meeting at common events.