Kate Middleton and Prince William’s ‘equal respect’ a sign the monarchy is in safe hands, claims expert

Kate Middleton and Prince William's 'equal respect' could reportedly shed an intriguing light on their future as King and Queen...

Kate Middleton and Prince William's "equal respect" shone on Caribbean tour, seen here during a visit to Abaco on March 26, 2022
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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s “equal respect” in their relationship is a sign that the monarchy is in “safe hands”, according to a behavioral expert.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have recently returned from their Caribbean Tour and it seems their behavioral signs during the trip could be very enlightening indeed. The tour saw them travel to Belize, Jamaica, and The Bahamas and it wasn’t without controversy amid slavery reparation protests. Prince William’s speech addressing colonialism and the future of the Commonwealth as he and Kate Middleton prepared to return to the UK will no doubt linger in many people’s minds.

Though the Caribbean Tour also saw some joyful moments that delighted fans, from Prince William’s dancing to scuba diving in Belize. Now according to a behavioral expert, it seems that Kate Middleton and Prince William’s “equal respect” for each other shone through during their trip. 

And it could reportedly suggest the future is bright for the British monarchy with Duchess Kate and Prince William as future King and Queen… 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend The Bahamas Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta

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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s “equal respect” revealed on tour 

Analyzing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s appearances throughout their recent Caribbean tour, on behalf of Slingo, behavioral expert Darren Stanton has expressed his belief that the monarchy is in “safe hands” with them as future King and Queen Consort.

He also suggested that despite Prince William being second in the royal line of succession and technically having a higher royal status than his wife of over a decade, he’s seemingly determined to ensure Kate isn’t overshadowed. So much so, that Darren claimed that the Duke was seen “stepping back”.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a Fish Fry

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“At times, Will was seen stepping back to let Kate take center stage in front of him,” Darren commented. “Doing so demonstrates how he values what she has to say and has a willingness to let others speak. It also reflects the ‘give and take’ notion that the pair embrace within their relationship.”

The way in which the Queen’s grandchild was observed ensuring Kate could take “center stage” is something the behavioral expert believes suggests a desire to show her an “equal respect” and allows her to be seen as an “individual”. 

Darren continued, “By William purposely falling back, it gives Kate her own space to be considered as an individual and shows he wants to show her an equal respect within their partnership. It’s a clear indication that when the time comes for the duo to step up as King and Queen, they’ll continue to be very much their own people, while no doubt still being respectful of past protocols.” 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks at the reception hosted by the Governor General

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And although some eagle-eyed fans who spotted the Duke of Cambridge with his hands in his pockets during some public speaking moments during the Caribbean Tour might believe that this is a sign of lower confidence, according to Darren it could indicate the future King’s “vulnerable” side.

“While publicly speaking during the tour, Will stood with his hands in his pockets at times—usually this is a gesture we make to reassure ourselves when we aren’t feeling so confident in a certain environment,” Darren alleged. 

“However, in this case it suggests Will wasn’t afraid to show a more vulnerable side to him, his presence was emotive and he was completely engaged while delivering his address—an admirable quality in a future monarch, as it suggests he will be a compassionate and understanding King.”

Kate Middleton and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Caracol Mayan archaeological site

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Ultimately, despite the controversial nature of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Caribbean Tour, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s “equal respect” and general body language is something Darren believes reflects a positive future for the British monarchy. He suggested they’re keen to develop as Kate Middleton prepares to become Queen and Prince William prepares to ascend to the throne as King one day.   

“Both Will and Kate’s body language during their recent tour has reflected their willingness to be open and listen to what people have to say,” Darren claimed. “From their body language it is clear that what you see is very much what you get. Kate and Will are two very open and honest, and genuine, people who have a willingness to develop and learn as they grow into their future roles.”

Remarking on the monarchy’s future, Darren added, “Their appearance during the Caribbean tour was testament to not only their resilience, but their determination to portray themselves as serious members of the monarchy. It showed that no matter what the future holds for the pair, the monarchy is in safe hands.”

Throughout recent months the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been observed taking on even more responsibilities. This includes undertaking the Caribbean Tour and Kate unveiling a hidden talent after being announced as the new Patron of the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League. 

Whilst earlier this year three new portraits were released after Kate Middleton turned 40, showing her in a very regal manner that drew some to compare her to Queen Victoria. 

As she and Prince William look ahead to their momentous future as King and Queen, it’s lovely to think that the two are already displaying “resilience” and “determination” as they maintain “equal respect” in their high-profile relationship.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with seven years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.