Images were posted with the caption: “The Earl and Countess of Wessex with their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn on Southsea Beach for the Great British Beach Clean earlier today.
“The family joined Southsea Beachwatch volunteers litter-picking and recording items found for a beach survey.
“The Great British Beach Clean is run annually by the Marine Conservation Society. This year, people are encouraged to run their own small, local beach clean with friends, family or ‘bubbles’, in line with current Government guidelines.”
A body language expert analysed the images for Express.co.uk.
However, Judi added: “It’s Sophie he keeps eye-checking as though waiting for instructions.”
The expert claimed: “His puckered, skewed smile as he studies the paperwork suggests he’s having fun but might not be totally within his confidence zone.”
Despite their royal credentials, though, the expert said the family looked like any other family helping out on the beach.
She said: “The Wessex’s look so refreshingly ‘normal’ as a family unit here, dressed in practical kit and not appearing to ‘royal up’ with their body language poses as they take part in a very important environmental campaign to clean up our beaches.
Sophie Wessex has been passionately advocating for the blind and visually impaired for many, many years.
Her daughter, Louise, underwent her first operation due to her sight aged just 18 months.
Sophie has previously spoken about Louise’s sight with the Sunday Express.
She said: “Premature babies can often have squints because the eyes are the last thing in the baby package to really be finalized.
“Her squint was quite profound when she was tiny and it takes time to correct it.
“You’ve got to make sure one eye doesn’t become more dominant than the other but she’s fine now—her eyesight is perfect.”