Kate Middleton's obvious difference with Queen Camilla revealed by body language expert - but can you see it?

Kate Middleton's difference with her with Queen Camilla is unexpected, says expert, who comments on how they've adapted to new roles

Catherine, Princess of Wales visits 'The Street' community hub during an official visit to Scarborough on November 3, 2022 in Scarborough, England. The Prince and Princess of Wales are visiting Scarborough to launch funding to support young people's mental health, in a collaboration spearheaded by the Royal Foundation.
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Kate Middleton's body language has one obvious difference with Queen Camilla's, says a body language expert, but it's not exactly what you may have expected.


Royal expert Duncan Larcombe revealed, in his exclusive royal column for woman&home, the adorable way Kate Middleton took Prince William's advice. However, it appears that the Princess of Wales no longer needs any helpful suggestions - says body language expert Judi James.

Camilla, Queen Consort, King Charles III, Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales pose for a photo ahead of their Majesties the King and the Queen Consort’s reception for Heads of State and Official Overseas Guests at Buckingham Palace on September 18, 2022 in London, England.

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Speaking to the Daily Express (opens in new tab), Judi noted that Kate's body language has changed since she took on her new role - but not in the way that some may have expected her to. "The pressure could have caused some signs of anxiety and even imposter syndrome," explained the expert, "but instead her confidence signals have been on an upward trajectory recently."

Of late, there's no denying that the Princess of Wales has had a busy schedule of late. only recently, Princess Catherine was met with applause at a public appearance at the Rugby World Cup. As well as decidedly royal behavior, she showed her cheeky side during another adorable interaction with a mini royal fan. Kate Middleton told a young child she wasn't going to steal their crisps - sending the message that she's got a sense of humor like any regular person.

Kate Middleton was met with huge applause at the rugby on Saturday

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Judi suggests that in some ways, Princess Catherine is at a personal peak in terms of sending out signals. This, she claims, is a sure-fire sign that she has embraced her role wholeheartedly.

Judi added, "for years Kate has tended to wear the rather self-limiting body language message that she is a non-royal in a royal role and wife to the future King, but now she seems to understand that she has been totally accepted as a leading royal in her own right."

It's noticeable, remarks the expert, that the Princess often appears more confident when she's solo and that the proof is in the pudding with regards to her taped addresses - which show a very confident individual.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall smile during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph on November 13, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. Politicians and Royalty joined the rest of the county in honouring the war dead by gathering at the iconic memorial to lay wreaths and observe two minutes silence.

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Gone are the days of reluctance, nervousness, and even hesitation. Sadly, according to Judi, the same can't be said of Queen Camilla - who's lacking confidence in her new role. In fact, the expert suggests that this juxtaposition may be the exact reason that Kate is 'stepping up.'

"Camilla is very much her husband’s support act primarily, and she can look uncomfortable when she is in her royal role," explains the expert. "This might have nudged Kate into the strong position she holds now, both inside and outside the Royal Firm."

Aoife Hanna
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