Body Language Experts Analyze Duchess Kate's Relationship With Her Kids
At this point, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge feels like a long-time friend.We've been with her through it all, from her to the of her adorable children. And over the course of our "friendship" together, we've learned one very important lesson about Kate's motherhood style: she seriously knows how to rock a killer while running around with her children. And soon, she'll have another little one to add
We can't wait.
Even though she's busy launching a mental health campaign and globe-trotting with Prince William, she's also a hands-on — and completely in tune — parent to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. "Every time we see Kate out with her children, it's apparent that they're always her priority," Patti Wood, body language expert and author of SNAP: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma told GoodHousekeeping.com.
Duchess Kate and Prince William with Prince George in Australia in April 2014
For starters, her eyes are always locked on her kids. "Instead of paying attention to the cameras or reporters, Kate is communicating
Duchess Kate and Prince William with their children in June 2016.
Kate also doesn't let the public stage affect her playful nature. She is a fun mom, after all. "Oftentimes, you'll catch Kate and William with big, toothy grins and open mouths. These contagious smiles indicate spontaneous joy," says Wood.
To catch a better glimpse
The royal family in July 2017
Typically, Kate is holding at least one of her children. "What's notable is that Kate's hands are usually loosely wrapped around her children's legs," says Wood. This loose embrace indicates that she's trusting of her children and giving them the space to explore.
Truly, : she comforts, dances, plays, laughs, and hugs her children. Yes, these are common behaviors, but Woods points out that these behaviors are rather unusual for someone in the public eye. "Time and time again, Kate proves that her focus is on her children — not anyone else," says Wood. "She's never tugging at her children or walking ahead of them." Instead, Kate always treats her children as equals — and her husband does the same.
The royal family arriving in Poland in 2017
This photo says their family is a unified front. "Little things, like walking in the same plane (they're all on the red line!), show there's a balance of power between the couple," says Wood. By doing this, the couple gives their children the opportunity to view the world on a greater scale.
While Kate is known to be the head of the household (Prince William has said it himself), the couple is completely . "It's obvious that Kate, her husband, and her children are in sync because they reflect each other's facial expressions," says Cobb.
So, will anything change when the comes along? We're guessing not.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors