Despite the pandemic, Charles and Camilla have participated in multiple both virtual and in-person events over the past year. In a video posted on Twitter and Instagram yesterday, the pair look back at their achievements.
Body language expert Judi James shared her professional insight with Express.co.uk, saying the video shows Charles and Camilla in a “less regal” and “more accessible” light.
She said: “This little audit of their workload looks crafted to show Charles and Camilla in a very friendly and more accessible role than they have done previously.
“To start the video with a little ‘out-take’ of Charles being asked to move to his left for the filming is to show him apparently not taking himself too seriously, as his wonderfully wheezing laugh seems to prove.
“The fact he is willingly and happily taking orders here also shows him in a more compliant and less regal mood.”
Judi mentioned the couple’s engagemnets in other countries, such as Greece.
She said: “There is one clip showing them as a more glamorous ‘power couple’ on one of their tours abroad and there are a couple of clips of Charles doing his ‘pointless point’ gesture beloved by the royals on visits.
“But otherwise this is a rather parental or grandparental appearance from a couple who clearly want to project warmth here, flying in the face of criticism from the US that might have recently been painting Charles in a more callous or even cold role.”
Royal fans were quick to comment on the video, praising the couple’s work over the past year.
One person said: “Tremendous work under extremely difficult circumstances – thanks to you both for your commitment to our country and Commonwealth.”
Another added: “You’ve both done amazing through the pandemic to still try and keep up with support of charities etc. Such a difficult year for you and yet you still remained dedicated.”
One fan wrote: “A couple who compliment each other and work well both together and independently. Thank you.”