Kate Middleton’s Body Language When She Quietly Snubbed Prince William’s PDA Is Revealing

Kate Middleton was seen clearly blocking Prince William’s attempt at PDA in a recent TV special, but should royal fans be concerned about their relationship? A body language expert is breaking down exactly what happened with Middleton’s snub and why things are still solid with the couple.

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Video of the PDA snub circulated

Prince William and Middleton appeared on A Berry Royal Christmas, hosted by Mary Berry, a holiday special that found the couple planning a special event for the many staff and volunteers who work for their charities. The couple cooked and had a friendly decorating competition, with the couple appearing to be all smiles.

One moment in the special captured fans’ attention, however, as Prince William sat next to his wife and tried to touch her shoulder and she performed the most perfectly executed snub of his PDA. It wasn’t rude and was definitely subtle, but fans quickly zeroed in on it and wondered if it meant anything at all.

A body language expert weighed in on the moment

Some fans of the couple thought perhaps Middleton felt a tickle since there were no side glances or facial reactions that would tip off the duchess being annoyed by William’s efforts.

Body language expert Blanca Cobb told Cosmopolitan: “I don’t think it was a tickle,” adding, “Think about when somebody bumps into you — you’ll pull back and turn your body to have some space. You don’t know it’s coming.”

Cobb continued: “So it can be a reflex or it can be that she didn’t want his hand on her at that moment, so she twisted away from him and her shoulder went with the rest of her body.”

She added: “The way she moved her shoulder, it was obvious she wanted it to come off.”

Should fans be concerned about their marriage?

Despite the PDA snub, Cobb pointed to possible reasons for Middleton rejecting William’s touch, sharing: “It could have been that one, she didn’t want his hands on her so she moved her shoulder to get his hand away. Or it could’ve been a surprise. Maybe she was in deep conversation with the lady sitting across from her and didn’t realize he was doing it. Sometimes, when someone leans on you or touches you, you will move. It’s a reflex. It truly is a reflex.”

Cobb further analyzed the situation and came to the conclusion that the couple’s relationship isn’t on shaky ground, pointing out that Prince William was fine with Middleton’s reaction. She noted: “The way William moved his hand, he didn’t seem to be bothered by it, and Kate had a big ol’ smile on her face. I’m not sure whatever it meant to her or for whatever reason why she did it.”

Mary Berry called them a “pigeon couple”

Despite that brief snub moment, Berry shared some of the clues she witnessed that made her take notice of their affection for one another.

Berry shared with Mail on Sunday You magazine: “They really are a pigeon couple,” referring to pigeons mating for life. She added: “It was easy to see that William is very proud of Catherine. He was keen to stress to me how none of his mental health charities would be what they were without Catherine, who puts so much time, effort and care into making sure everything works well.”

Berry added: “It was just lovely observing them for those three days. When they are together, he’s constantly touching her arm and looking over at her smiling and she’s the same with him. It was very sweet to see because it was so natural.”