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Queen Camilla uses 'pacing gesture' with Rania and Mary – 'keen to get formal photos over'


The visit came ahead of Queen Camilla’s reception that will take place at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. According to the UN, the campaign calls for individuals and organisations worldwide to meet together and organise strategies to eliminate violence against women and girls.

The campaign began on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.

The Queen Consort has made supporting victims of rape, domestic violence and sexual abuse a priority in her public work, and she is expected to touch on that during the event.

Queen Camilla released a photograph of her standing in between Queen Rania and Crown Princess Mary in Clarence House to show their meeting had taken place.

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Judi James, a professional body language expert, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk to analyse the two Queen’s and one Queen-in-waiting as they posed inside the royal residence.

She said: “As host of this gathering, Camilla appears to have uncharacteristically adopted something of a political ‘Power Pose’, standing with her feet splayed apart in what would normally be seen as a gesture of dominance and confidence in the middle of the trio.”

According to the expert, Queen Rania stands in a vastly different pose with her weight “flanked on one side”.

Judi explained: “Queen Rania flanks her on one side with her weight on her right foot in a more elegant and traditionally regal-looking pose, with her arms and hands looking relaxed to signal inner confidence.

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“In times of crisis, the numbers rise, as they have, dramatically, during the coronavirus pandemic. Across the Commonwealth, calls to domestic violence helplines have increased by up to 500 percent over the past two years.

“Whether we are aware of it or not, we all know someone who has endured sexual or domestic abuse. We can, therefore, all be part of combatting these heinous acts.”

She added: “In the strength of our unity, we, the women and men of the Commonwealth, stand with victims and survivors, who, despite the temptation to hide away in silence, speak up so that others know they aren’t alone – whether in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific or the Caribbean and Americas.

“In so doing, we have the opportunity to end gender-based violence and those laws and practices that discriminate against women. And each one of us must take personal responsibility not to let this opportunity be lost.”



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