KATE MIDDLETON and Prince William, both 38, have three children together. The children could be set for an important royal role one day and a body language expert explained how they are already preparing.
Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William. The couple both work in the Royal Family and have senior roles. A body language expert commented on how they are also preparing their children for growing royal roles.
Kate and Prince William have been married since April 29, 2011.
The couple had their first child, Prince George, seven, on July 22, 2013.
In 2015, Princess Charlotte, five, was born, and they welcomed Prince Louis, two, in 2018.
Prince William is second in line to the throne and is set to take on the role of King one day.
Kate Middleton: She is the mother of three children (Image: GETTY)
Kate Middleton: The young royals could have an important role in the future (Image: GETTY)
His children follow him in the line of succession which means they are sure to have important senior royal roles as they grow older.
Based on pictures of Kate and her children, body language expert Judi James explained how she is already getting them ready.
The family appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour last year.
The young royals looked like they knew what to do and greeted royal fans who were watching on at the celebrations.
Judi said: “The way Charlotte and Louis were both waving avidly suggests Kate is quietly training them for their royal role and making it fun at the same time.
“They didn’t seem to need any urging or encouragement from Kate once they were out on the balcony and Louis in particular looked happy to keep everyone amused by waving non-stop.”
The enthusiasm of the children’s waves suggested Kate is already giving them tips on what to do in public appearances.
The Duchess of Cambridge has done this without putting pressure on her children, the expert suggested.
Kate Middleton: Her body language is ‘relaxed’ with her children (Image: GETTY)
Since Prince Louis was born, Kate has appeared more relaxed as a parent.
Judi continued: “Kate’s behaviour on the balcony with William, where he took Louis from her with the kind of ease and synchronicity that his own father never really achieved with his sons, suggested shared parenting rituals and a lack of the kind of signals of suppressed anxiety that you can get from parents whose kids tend to be naughty in public.”
Kate and Prince William’s children do not regularly attend royal events, which is probably down to their young age.
When they do, the Duchess of Cambridge’s body language would suggest she feels at ease with parenting.
Kate Middleton: The family attended Trooping the Colour in 2019 (Image: GETTY)
Kate Middleton: She is the wife of Prince William (Image: EXPRESS)
“Since Louis was born her ‘perfect’ smile has changed to suggest genuine delight with her three children,” the expert added.
“It’s now often a more relaxed-looking smile that borders on a laugh, with her mouth held open and cheek dimpling on display.
“She looks relaxed about her two other children as well, as though needing to worry less as they grow older, and she looks enchanted by the very confident and happy-looking Louis.”
How did Kate Middleton become a royal?
Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.
She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.
Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.
Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.
After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.
For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.
Relationship with Prince William
Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.
In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.
The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.
On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.
Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.
Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of
Cambridge” and also became the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK