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FLOTUS attended the Invictus Games in Toronto, where she met with the prince, who founded the event, before the opening ceremony. Although she might have planned for her houndstooth printed Dior suit jacket and culottes to be the center of attention, something else caught the eye of those who were watching.
The usually even-keeled prince seemingly made his opinion known during his meeting with a member of America’s first family by presenting what looked like the sign of the devil while posing for cameras. While apparently fixing his suit jacket, video footage revealed that his hand placement could have intentionally held a message.
The first lady remained poised during the meeting, yet she looked rather uncomfortable, with her hands in fists at her sides. With some separation between the two, Prince Harry was able to pull up his right hand to hold it in what people are saying looks like the shape of horns.
People all over Twitter have taken part in a debate about the hand signal, trying to decipher what it might mean, or if it was even done on purpose. And while many believe it to be sinister, body language expert Dr. Jack Brown thinks it’s something entirely different.
“Harry’s hand gesture signals his cognitive and emotional dissonance between his meeting with Melania — whose husband he doesn’t like (Donald Trump, according to many, gave Princess Diana “the creeps” with his aggressive pursuit of her after Di’s split with Prince Charles) vs. his desire and belief in promoting The Invictus Games,” Dr. Brown told Yahoo Lifestyle. “His hand is pointing away from Melania, ‘protecting his gut,’ and trying to momentarily ‘escape/hide’ from his recent handshake with the First Lady. This is not a signal of a conspiracy – Harry’s hand dynamic is behavioral.”
Trump and Prince Harry were later seated next to each other during the game’s opening ceremony, where there ostensibly was continued tension. Beyond the interaction, however, Trump expressed her gratitude to the veterans who have served the U.S. and are now competing in the Invictus Games.
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