Kate and William have taught George and Charlotte a royal tradition – and it is adorable
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William follow a strict royal tradition during public engagements – which their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have also started to copy.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge never fail to charm the public with their charisma and elegance, waving gracefully as they stroll past adoring fans during public engagements.
Unknown to many, Kate and William are following a long-standing royal tradition.
It is mandatory for royals to wave at members of the public during royal engagements, and now 5-year-old George and 4-year-old Charlotte are doing the same.
The young royals have learnt well from their parents, and are often seen waving at the public with their left hand.
This is because both George and Charlotte are left-handed, just like their father, Prince William.
William believes this is a sign his children will be a “brainbox“, as being left-handed is often associated with intelligence.
The royal gesture, known as the Windsor wave, is more subtle and understated than a regular wave – practised by members of the royal family throughout centuries.
Kate is right-handed, so she is often seen waving to the public with her dominant right hand
When Kate first joined the Royal Family, she too had to master the royal technique, just like her sister-in-law Meghan.
Explaining how the wave works, Grant Harrold, who is know as the Royal Butler said: “The wave we saw on the Duchess of Sussex’s engagement was what we all would do on a day to day basis when waving at someone.
“However, the wave we saw on her wedding day is that more fitting of a royal. It was graceful, dignified, elegant and similar to the wave we would expect of members of the royal family.”
He added: “When she greeted press photographers on the day the engagement was announced Meghan’s wave was somewhat clam-like, with her fingers rapidly opening and closing against her palm.
“She will need to learn the more restrained (and easier on the hand) ‘Windsor wave’, which is much more subtle and less tiring.
“Her arm should extend upwards at a right angle and the hand then moves from side to side in gentle right-left motions.”
George and Charlotte are always well-behaved during royal events, and never fail to charm crowds with their adorable waves.
Last week, the young royals recently fulfilled their leading roles at the English country wedding of bride Sophie Carter, their mum Kate’s close friend, to Robert Suggs.
George, who is third-in-line to the throne, looked smart in a white shirt with blue shorts, white stockings and white loafers as he fulfilled page boy duties.
Meanwhile, shy Charlotte, who was a flower-girl, looked adorable in a white ruffled dress with a flower crown.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are no strangers to taking on leading roles at weddings – they took on pageboy and flower-girl duties Meghan and Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding earlier in May this year.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK