Prince Charles and Kate are both senior working members of the Royal Family and have regularly crossed paths.
Their senior royal roles mean they will often support the Queen and have done so various times over the years.
When they have been seen together, before coronavirus restrictions, body language expert Judi James commented on their relationship.
She claimed their body language suggested their relationship may not be one of close friends.
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Kate Middleton: An expert commented on their royal relationship
The expert stated: “Kate’s role in Prince Charles’s life appears to be that of a catalyst rather than a friend or kindred spirit.
“There are rarely if ever any signals of the kind of easy-going, spontaneous warmth he shares with his niece Zara.”
Instead, the two royals could have a more formal relationship, according to the expert.
Judi said: “There’s nothing to suggest a meeting of minds between Charles and Kate.
“When they are seen walking together Charles’s body language suggests he might be at a bit of a loss in terms of easy-going conversation.
“His hand is shoved into his pocket to suggest some feelings of awkwardness and he looks away from Kate with a dipped head and the spatial gap between them will often look quite pronounced.”
Rather than speaking easily, the expert suggested Kate appears more respectful with her father-in-law which could come down to his higher royal rank.
This type of behaviour appears to be something Charles may appreciate as Judi suggested it is “exactly what he needed”.
Kate Middleton: A body language expert claimed Kate was ‘what Charles needed’
“Kate’s body language always looks respectful and careful with her father-in-law,” Judi continued.
“Although her air of polite caution might not resonate with Charles it is clear she is exactly what he needed.
“She is the kind of calming and non-disruptive daughter-in-law that will help hold the fractured royal firm together by never putting a foot wrong.
“The expert suggested Kate’s attitude to royal life could be favoured by Prince Charles.
The Duchess of Cambridge may be a welcome addition when Prince Charles and Prince William meet, the expert claimed.
Judi added: “With Kate present the mood between the two men does seem to lighten.
“The two men point and laugh open-mouthed to suggest there’s some kind of banter going on between them.
“Kate’s polite attention to Charles and her appreciative smiles as he chuckles suggests she might have mended a few bridges between them over the years.”
Kate has been a senior member of the Royal Family since she married Prince William in 2011.
Since then, she has taken on official duties and regularly carried out engagements.
The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK