Prince Harry and Actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on 27 November, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been officially engaged since November 2016 and will marry in the spring of 2018.
For years, the cameras capture Prince Harry with a strange gesture with his hand, reaching into his coat or jacket suit, or put it on top of him, covering his abdomen.
The Prince sent conspiracy theorists in overdrive when he used variations of the hand gesture while photographed with Melania Trump and, more recently, during his engagement announcement with promised Meghan Markle. Even many casual observers wondered: why does Harry make the gesture with his hand and what does it mean?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been officially engaged since November 2016 and will be married in the spring of 2018.
The theories were mixed to explain the range of gestures of Harry's hand from the plausible to the completely bizarre. However, Prince Harry's photos of past years show that he tends to use hand gesture in formal settings; there are many, many pictures of him on poles and other more casual equipment that does not use the hand gesture.
Prince Harry arrives at a performance at Admiralty House on June 7, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Prince Harry is on a two-day visit to Sydney for the launch of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The fourth Invictus Games will be held in Sydney from October 20 to 27, 2018 and will include more than 500 competitors from 17 competing nations. in 10 adaptive sporting events.
Similarly, he often wears unbuttoned coats without a tie, so he does not have the ability to slip his hand inside the jacket in the first place. Also, he does not always place his fingers in the same way. In some pictures, you can see all your fingers, in some, and in some. What the gestures share in common: placing the hand on or near the abdomen. The gesture of the hand seems to be something Harry did more as he grew up: the younger photos of him, even at his mother's funeral, usually do not show it. From time to time, Prince William also places his hand on his abdomen in photos. However, it is possible to find some pictures of a younger Harry doing a similar sign.
Prince William (L) and his younger brother, Prince Harry, arrive to take their seats at the Royal Box in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2002, for the second concert to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.
Now, the theories:
It's a self-protective barrier
Prince Harry with Amanda Pullinger, executive director of 100 Women in Finance and Sonia Gardner (L) attend the gala dinner 100 Women in Finance in support of Wellchild at the Victoria and Albert Museum on October 11, 2017 in London, England.
experts have badyzed the gesture of Harry's hand, and many of them seem to believe that it is a barrier of self-protection that Harry places between himself and the crowd, a sign that he does not feel comfortable in the environment. That would fit with him tending to make the gesture in formal settings.
Traci Brown, body language expert and author of Persuasion Point: Body language and speech influence told Good Housekeeping that the gesture could be "a type of coping mechanism". The site quoted him as saying: "He is covering his solar plexus area (the vital organs) and protecting it, which simply says he does not feel comfortable in the situation, who would be with all those photographers and people like me badyzing him?"  Prince William hand on the jacket ” width=”357″ height=”531″ />
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry participate in a vigil at the Thiepval Memorial to the demise of the Somme during the commemorations of the centenary of the Somme on June 30, 2016 in Thiepval, France.
Another body language concurred, telling the magazine: "Prince Harry's arm placed on his abdomen serves as a barrier to separate or distance himself from something that makes him feel uncomfortable," said Blanca Cobb, body language expert and author of Method of the Masters for Good Housekeeping. "In this case, it could be taking pictures."
It's just a habit or a claw
Prince Harry visits KPH Projects, an organization that encourages cross collaboration and support among young people with new companies focused on solving social problems in The whole city on October 25, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Some people think that the debate about the gesture with Harry's hand is silly; Many people have a nervous tic or a habit that they are not aware of; Some people put their hair, for example. Maybe the gesture of Harry's hand is just a twitch or a habit he has developed. Nothing more than that.
Prince Harry laughs during a performance at Admiralty House on June 7, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
According to Marie Claire, "This behavior is equivalent to twirling your hair, biting your nails or even repeatedly touching your leg." However, these can also be ways of dealing with stress, which goes back to the theory that Harry feels stress in a formal environment where he is seen using the gesture.
It's an Illuminati or Devil Horn Sign
Prince Harry poses with first American lady Melania Trump for the first time while leading the delegation of the American team before the Invictus Games 2017 on September 23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada
The strangest conspiracy theories say that the hand gesture is a secret signal that represents Illuminist or Masonic beliefs. Others believe that the gesture is sometimes a devil's horn gesture, especially in the way Harry did it while standing next to Melania Trump. However, there is no evidence for those claims. That has not stopped some people in social networks from making the strange accusations.
Has anyone seen the coverage of Prince Harry's engagement with an American actress? In one of the photographers' positions, it clearly shows a sign of being a member of the Illuminati … with his right hand in his bag! A sign of the secret society
– P-Town (@PegSheahan) November 28, 2017
The Illuminati hand signal theory has been applied to many other world leaders, including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel, for theoretical conspiracy. However, those hand gestures do not look like Harry's.
Some sites say that the hand hidden in a shield represents the Illuminati. It has been used by Napoleon's leaders to Stalin over the years. The posture is one of the most famous of Napoleon.
According to ZestyThings.com, the Illuminati sign of the Hidden Hand is also known as "Hidden Hand of the Men of Jahbuhlun (Jahbulon, Jabulon), sign of the Master of the Second Veil." The site reads: "The occult sign The Illuminati hand is a much older gesture used almost as often as it used to be.As a result, many of the images predate modern photography.The sign was supposed to indicate loyalty to the Illuminati. it was that the gesture represented the hidden hands making decisions behind the world stage.The gesture also has roots that go back to free masonry. "
You can see images of many famous people using that gesture by hand, as well as others that supposedly represent the Illuminati here. According to the IlluminatiSymbols site, "The hidden sign of the hand is used in the 7th grade of the York Rite Masonry, the Royal Arch degree." The Grand Master of the Second Veil or Junior Supervisor is one of the nine officers needed to form a Chapter of the Royal Arch During the initiation ceremony of the Royal Arch, he is responsible for teaching the new initiatives the meaning of the hidden sign of the hand ".
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that some believe "that it is a sign that all men had achieved the Royal Arch Degree of Freemasonry and that they were secretly telling fellow initiates who practiced occult philosophy. in Exodus 4: 6-8 in which Moses is commanded to put his hand on his robe (or bad) as a sign from God. "
It is a High Clbad Sign
It is not hard to find pictures of Prince Charles with his hand on his coat.