Prince Harry’s ‘royal status is lost’ as he is ‘ignored’ at polo game: expert

Prince Harry’s royal status has vanished after he was reportedly “ignored” at a benefit polo match last week, a royal expert has claimed.

The 38-year-old Duke of Sussex has visited Japan and Singapore to raise funds for his charity, leaving his wife Meghan Markle in California with their two children, Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2.

And when the Duke rolled up his sleeves to take part in the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup – an event helping Sentebale – a charity founded by Harry.

However, the Duke was reportedly “ignored” by those attending the event.

“Harry probably doesn’t have body language for moments like this – when he’s left alone, not being entertained by the others at the event and being practically ignored,” said Judi James, royal body language expert and guru The Express.

According to reports, Prince Harry was there "ignored" at a benefit polo match last week, a royal expert claimed.
Prince Harry was reportedly “ignored” by participants in the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup event, a royal expert claimed.

After the game, the exiled king was seen walking alone, and James added that the duke appeared “awkward”.

“As a member of royalty he would have been guaranteed to be the center of attention in a group and accustomed to receiving admiring smiles or polite flattery at events, but obviously that is no longer a given now that his royal status has been lost,” added James added.

The royal expert said Harry appeared “awkward” because he didn’t have his wife’s “adoring look for bathing”.

A royal expert and body language guru said Harry felt uncomfortable not having his wife by his side.
The royal expert and body language guru said Prince Harry felt uncomfortable not having his wife by his side.

Elsewhere during his brief trip to Tokyo, Harry was photographed with champion polo and longtime pal Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, whom he has known since 2007.

The couple even made it do some shopping when they weren’t playing polo.

“Shopping for our women. “Figueras, 46, captioned an Instagram post on August 9, during which the couple wore sunglasses and struck a “Blue Steel” pose.

Before flying to Singapore, Harry showered compliments on Japan for its food and culture.

What’s more, the Duke even said he would be “happily” living there.

“I’ve been involved with many charities for most of my life and it gives me great satisfaction to give back to as many people as possible.” he told the crowd last week. “My life is charity, always has been and always will be.”

The expert claimed that Harry's body language suggested he probably wasn't ready to perform solo at big events.
The royal expert claimed that Prince Harry’s body language suggests he’s probably not ready to appear alone at big events.

“Your warmth, your compassion, your generosity, every single element of Japanese culture is truly unique and very, very special,” he continued.

“I noticed it on my first visit four years ago when I came to the Rugby World Cup. And I’d love to live here if you had me.”


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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