Princess Charlotte ‘extremely confident and independent’ in new family picture

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PRINCESS Charlotte’s appearance in the Cambridges recent Christmas card family photo highlights the six-year-old is being taught about “being lady-like”, a body language expert has said.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, recently released their Christmas card photo for 2021. The new family portrait was shared on Twitter, accompanied by a brief message from the Cambridges reading: “Delighted to share a new image of the family, which features on this year’s Christmas card.”

The adorable snap shows the family of five during a trip to Jordan.

The Cambridges travelled there for a holiday during their children’s half-term break.

The country is particularly important to the Duchess of Cambridge, who lived there from 1984 to 1986.

Kate attended pre-school in Jordan while her father worked for British Airlines.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte ‘extremely confident and independent’ in new family picture (Image: Kensington Palace)

Cambridges Christmas card photo

The Cambridges Christmas card photo was released on Friday (Image: Kensington Palace)

In the snap, Kate wears an olive green dress and sits next to her husband William, who wears a polo shirt and shorts.

At William’s side, sits six-year-old Princess Charlotte wearing a checkered floaty blue and white dress.

While on Kate’s side, eight-year-old George wears a casual camouflage polo and beige shorts

Three-year-old Prince Louis sits on a fluffy rug on the floor while wearing a striped blue and white polo.

Dr Lillian Glass, an internationally renowned body language expert, analysed the image for Express.co.uk.

She pointed out that young Charlotte had the most serious expression of the family, but also that her body language indicated she has already been educated on what it is “to be lady-like”, meaning she could be clued up on royal protocol.

Dr Lillian Glass said: “Charlotte is the most serious of the group although she does lean in towards her family in solidarity.

“She seems more reserved and self-contained in this photo as she holds on to her hand for restraint / self-comfort as well as balance.

“William does reach out to her with his arm in the back of her.

“Her ramrod posture shows she is also extremely confident and independent.”

She added: “Her sitting side-saddle with legs together shows how she is groomed to be lady-like.

“Her closed lips and squinted-like eyes not opened brightly do not show happiness or joy but rather an obligation to sit for this photo.”

The image was met with delight from royal fans with many pointing out that young Charlotte bared resemblance to her great-grandmother, the Queen.

@jmcgrath531, said: “You can really see Queen Elizabeth in Princess Charlotte.”

While @Margari48049649 wrote: “Charlotte is such cute princess, she is a mini version of the Queen. George in this pic reminds me a lot of Charles, Diana’s brother.”

Other fans also pointed out that Charlotte looks like her father, placing photos of the young royal side by side with a snap of seven-year-old William.

@livvzeegs wrote: “Princess Charlotte really is her daddy’s twin”, and @SIoane_ appeared to agree writing ”Princess Charlotte is truly a copy and paste of her papa”

While another, @Jessicawood94, wrote: “How does Princess Charlotte manage to look exactly like the younger Catherine, William and the Queen all at the same time??”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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