Kate Middleton following in footsteps of Diana – ‘One gesture worth a thousand words’


KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, is following Princess Diana’s example by making meaningful gestures, experts have claimed.

In a poignant gesture, Kate attended a memorial in South London for the marketing executive who was murdered last month.

During the unannounced appearance, she paid her respects and left flowers for the young woman at Clapham Common.

Royal biographer Andrew Morton commended the Duchess for letting her actions portray her emotions, like Diana did.

He told OK!: “She didn’t have to say a word, just turned up and laid her flowers and everyone can draw their own conclusions.

“That’s exactly how Diana did it – one gesture is worth a thousand words.

“It shows that Kate is someone who doesn’t have to speak out.”

He added: “She’s doing what Diana used to do, which is let her body language tell the story.”

According to Mr Morton, also likened both royal’s stride, adding: “Kate has the Diana Walk.

“Quickly and with determination was very much how Diana walked.”

The emotional vigil visit received praise from various royal analysts, with royal biographer Penny Junor hailing it as a “wonderful gesture”.

She told The Sunday Times: “Kate was making a very subtle point. You don’t need to make a song and dance about things.

“She showed up at Clapham quietly with absolutely no fanfare. I just thought it spoke volumes.”

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The Duchess of Cambridge is following Princess Diana’s example by making meaningful gestures, experts have claimed (Image: Getty)

At the time, a royal source told the Mirror that Kate “wanted to pay her respects to the family and to Sarah”.

They added: “She remembers what it was like to walk around London at night before she was married to Prince William.

“There was no fanfare, this was a private matter to her and she wanted to show unity with everyone else who is having the same feelings right now.”


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