According to a body language expert, KATE Middleton and Prince William helped the “shy” Princess Charlotte and Prince George on their royal visit today.
The Cambridges, including Charlotte, 7, and George, 8, traveled to Wales to meet entertainers who were putting on a show at Cardiff Castle to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
The royal youngsters wowed the crowd at Trooping the Color on Thursday as they waved from their carriage and balcony.
According to Judi James, they seemed a little more reserved at tonight’s performance.
She told Fabulous: “Charlotte can show signs of growing independence, but she can also seem understandably shy in some of her recent public appearances.
“On the one hand we have the little girl who likes to rummage through her grandmother Camilla’s purse during the carriage ride and refuses the hand that dad offers William for a reassuring hug.
“On the other hand, we can see a girl who needs a gentle nudge from mum Kate to move forward and take part in the royal welcomes.
“Kate appears to provide just the right amount of body language cues of reassurance and approval to bring out her daughter’s more confident and playful side.
“She sometimes provides anchor points and holds her hand when needed, but then there are those little nudges forward and reminders to smile that suggest she’s been practicing a bit behind the scenes.
“William may be George’s provider of protective hugs and shoulder braces, but it looks very much like Kate is the anchor of trust for Charlotte.”
Charlotte and George were certainly a hit during today’s visit, and one adorable clip showed seven-year-old Charlotte clasping her hands just like her elegant mother.
The sweet moment was noticed by eagle-eyed royal fans, who were quick to comment on social media.
One said: “Oh so cute. She really looks up to her mother.”
Another added: “Princess in training.”
And a third commented: “This is beyond cute.”
As she got out of the car, royal watchers were also convinced they’d seen Charlotte attempt a curtsey to a Navy cadet before shaking her hand.
Taking to Twitter, royal reporter Rebecca English wrote: “I believe #PrincessCharlotte has gone to do a little curtsy, bless her! #PlatinumJubilee.”
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And others quickly agreed, tweeting, “Yeah, I thought so too! What a darling!”
“😊 she’s still figuring everything out,” added a third.
Another wrote: “She won’t have done much handshakes and mostly seen people shaking hands with their parents while they curtsy (if she’s female) so she automatically did it when he shook hands and just managed to stop himself.”
Prince Louis – who stole the show when he appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with his family and the Queen after the Trooping the Color ceremony on Thursday – was absent from the visit.
The adorable king jumped for joy after being wowed by the Red Arrows.
Louis, four, grinned and chatted to his great-grandmother the Queen as they watched the sensational show from the balcony.
Just hours earlier, Charlotte was snapped playfully reassuring her little brother as he enthusiastically waved at a huge crowd watching Trooping the Colour.
The royal boy laid her hand over her younger brother during the carriage procession.
Meanwhile, Kate and Wills joined other members of the Chancellery at St Paul’s Cathedral yesterday for a special thanksgiving service.
While the Queen, 96, was not in attendance herself for mobility reasons, Charles and Camilla, Beatrice and Eugenie, and Zara and Mike Tindall were in force.
Harry and Meghan were seated in the second row on the right, away from the Cambridges, who were seated in front on the left.
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5490679/princess-charlotte-shy-kate-middleton-anchor-confidence-body-language/ Princess Charlotte is “surprisingly shy” and Kate Middleton acts as an “anchor of confidence,” body language expert says