Prince William Dominates Over Kate Middleton at Royal Events, Body Language Expert Says
Even before they wed in April 2011, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William were always incredibly popular. However, they did not have the mania and sheer media frenzy that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry were met with when they wed. After all, Kate seemed to fit some aspects of the royal mold while Meghan was an outsider.
Now that the Sussexes have resigned from royal life and moved to Meghan’s hometown of LA, the Cambridges are stepping back into the forefront of royal life. As they have become the face of the royal family, their relationship and patronages are under scrutiny in a way that they haven’t been in the past.
People are also examining the Cambridges as they compare to Sussexes, and it turns out that one body language expert doesn’t believe they are quite on the same footing with one another.
Kate Middleton’s personality is fairly reserved
Kate has been a member of the Brtish royal family for nearly a decade. However, she is only now just emerging as a royal force after spending quality time with her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis away from the spotlight.
As she’s honed in on her passions which include, early childhood education and development as well as photography, her personality has really begun to shine through. Royal author Victoria Murphy explained to Yahoo UK,
I’ve always thought that Kate has more in common personality-wise with the Queen; not an extrovert, but quietly self-assured with a love of the outdoors and the ability to compartmentalize. I think she still remains more of a team player than a leader though and perhaps more of a listener than a talker, but I think these qualities are well-suited to her current and future roles.
Kate Middleton has carved out her own path in the British royal family
With nearly 20 years in the same orbit as the royal family, Kate hs learned a great deal by simply observing. Though she was criticized for her apparent lack of work ethic, she learned not to rush into anything in order to circumvent blowback and exhaustion. This was a lesson Meghan never learned.
As a result, Kate has been able to carve out her own path and destiny without ruffling the feathers of royal tradition. Royal expert Leslie Carroll spoke to Express,
In Meghan’s absence, and particularly during the coronavirus lockdown, Kate has been compelled to step to the forefront a lot more. Even from behind her keyboard and computer screen, she has become more visible and accessible. She is naturally more diffident than Meghan; the openness with strangers doesn’t come naturally to her, although she can speak candidly on subjects close to her heart, such as parenting.
Prince William dominates over Kate Middleton at royal events and engagements
Though they remain on equal footing at least until Prince William becomes king, that hasn’t stopped the Duke of Cambridge for unconsciously dominating over his wife at royal events and engagements. Body language expert Debbie Bolton revealed that the prince is very in tune with his power, sometimes at the expense of his wife. Bolton examined a photo of the couple for Express,
William is engaged with who is talking as he is leaning her direction. He also feels as if he is in his own power or in charge of the situation as he is taking up as much room as possible in the seat. Kate’s body language at the table reveals she is more submissive, hinting at a less empowered side to the Duchess.