Nicholas Bieber — The Daily Star April 6, 2017
Her Majesty addressed the public on live TV – for only the second time in her reign – just five days after Diana died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.
She had come under immense pressure from furious members of the public who accused her of “hiding away” at her Balmoral home following the shock news.
The Queen also faced anger for her apparent “business-as-usual” message by taking Princes William and Harry to church just hours after being told their mum had died.
So in a shock move to recapture the hearts of the nation, she returned to Buckingham Palace on September 5, 1997 to face the public and make her live broadcast.
Her speech, in front of a backdrop of thousands of people making the pilgrimage to London to remember Diana, was spoken “from her heart”, “as your Queen and as a grandmother”.
She paid tribute to the “People’s Princess” by speaking of her “admiration and respect” for her, adding: “We have all been trying in our different ways to cope.
“It is not easy to express a sense of loss, since the initial shock is often succeeded by a mixture of other feelings: disbelief, incomprehension, anger – and concern for those who remain.”
She also said: “She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness.”
But Daily Star Online has made a series of shocking discoveries after asking body behaviour expert Patti Wood to analyse the three minute video ahead of the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death.
Patti, who has studied Diana’s body language on many occasions, revealed that the Queen actually appears to be “angry” rather than sad, and was “hiding her true emotions”.
She told us: “The lack of sadness cues, like downward-turned edges of the mouth and downward gaze and drooping cheeks are absent.
“What I see is underlying anger, see the tightness at the mouth, how if you freeze a frame you see the lips locked straight across in suppression rather than turned down in sadness.
“Note the steel locked glare she holds for most of the speech. Note how she hits the word, ‘anger’ in her list of emotions in such a strikingly and strong way vocally, as if there is a physical punch added.
“When she says ‘We have all felt those emotions in the last few days,’ at time code :36 she presses her lips together and cleanses her tongue, (typically a sign to hide her emotions) then purses her lips with distaste, which could indicate that she herself did not feel those emotions, or that she feels those emotions are not appropriate for people ‘we’ to feel.”
Patti also told Daily Star Online she found the Queen often “pressed her lips together with distaste”.
She said: “You would expect suppressed sadness in a lost family member, I don’t see suppressed sadness.
“Even when she says, ‘I say from my heart’ she presses her lips together with distaste. I read that as distaste for having to say anything about Diana from her heart.
“She brings her head back and holding her chin high is royal ‘uppityness’.
“Then she as if looking down from a height on as she says, ‘First I want to pay tribute to Diana myself’. That look says, she is looking down on symbolically rather than looking up to Diana as she makes the statements.”
Patti concluded: “The Queen is a gifted orator and though her baseline is not extreme highs and lows of emotions we have seen and heard her be happy and sad.”