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The Signature Poses of Your Favorite Royals

Kate's "Duchess Slant," Harry's "Power Point," and other tried-and-true poses you've no doubt seen-but probably never noticed.
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The Queen, Kate, and even Harry all have moves they've used over and over again.

MEGHAN MARKLE AND DUCHESS KATE: THE DUCHESS SLANT


Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge both showed off the Duchess slantwhile appearing together at Royal Foundation Forum on February 28, 2018. The Duchess slant is Kate's signature pose: the seated position was actually named after her, People reports.

DECEMBER 2006


Kate has actually been perfecting the Duchess slant since long before she was a Duchess: Kate was spotted in the post back in December 2006.

SEPTEMBER 2012


By the time she and William married in 2011, Duchess Kate had mastered her signature Duchess slant pose, as seen in September 2012.

JUNE 2013


The Duchess of Cambridge even pulled off the slant while pregnant with Prince George in June 2013.

APRIL 2016


In one of Will and Kate's most iconic photos to date, the Duchess sits in the Duchess slant post while visiting the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016.

SEPTEMBER 2016


The Duchess slant is a royal tour mainstay: Kate also pulled out the pose while on royal tour with Prince William in Canada in September 2016.

PRINCE GEORGE: CROSSED LEGS


To mark Prince George's first day of school in September 2017, the Palace released this sweet snap of the young royal in his signature pose: standing with his legs crossed.

SEPTEMBER 2016


Prince George brought his signature pose to Canada while on a royal tour on September 24, 2016.

OCTOBER 2016


Prince George paired his signature crossed legs with another staple: his pout!

JULY 2017


Prince George was photographed with his legs crossed in Poland during the royal tour of Poland and Germany.

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE: PRINCESS POINT


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Princess Charlotte showed off her signature move, the "Princess Point" while on a royal tour in Germany and Poland in July 2017.

SEPTEMBER 2016


The little princess pointed yet again at a party in Canada on September 29, 2016.

OCTOBER 2016


An excited Princess Charlotte pointing to a photographer while in Canada during the royal tour.

JUNE 2017


The best place for a little princess to look up is the Buckingham Palace balcony, of course! Princess Charlotte pointed to a flyover above from the balcony during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017.

MAY 2017


Charlotte's signature move came in handy at her aunt Pippa's wedding in May 2017.

PRINCE HARRY: THE TUCKED HAND


Prince Harry's signature gesture is a tucked hand under his jacket, as seen here in November 2017 when he announced his engagement to Meghan Markle in November 2017.

JULY 1994


He's been doing it since childhood! Back in July 1994, Prince Harry tucked his hand in his jacket while with his mother, Princess Diana, and a friend.

JUNE 2003


Prince Harry also tucked his hand in his jacket on his last day at Eton College on June 12, 2003.

SEPTEMBER 2013


Prince Harry tucked his hand in his overcoat while attending a wedding in England on September 14, 2013.

SEPTEMBER 2017


Prince Harry tucked his hand in his suit jacket while meeting First Lady Melania Trump at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

PRINCE WILLIAM: WIDE STANCE


Prince William's signature seated pose is a wide stance, as seen at the recent Royal Foundation Forum, where he appeared alongside Prince Harry, Duchess Kate, and Meghan Markle.

AUGUST 1987


A young Prince William sits in his signature pose while on holiday in Spain with his mother, Princess Diana.

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SEPTEMBER 2012


Prince William seated in a wide stance alongside Duchess Kate while on a royal tour.

AUGUST 2014


Here we can see the Kate's Duchess slant next to William's wider stance together.

APRIL 2016


Prince William and Prince Charles both sat in a wide stance while posing for an official portrait with the Queen and Prince George.

APRIL 2016


Prince William and Duchess Kate take a break while hiking during their royal tour of India and Bhutan in April 2016.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II: CLASPED HANDS


The Queen typically poses for photos with her hands clasped together near her waist. She's seen here at the Royal Ascot on June 21, 2017.

MARCH 1954


The Queen has favored this pose for a long time: this early photo is from March 1954.

MAY 1977


The Queen's clasped hands even works for a formal occasion.

APRIL 1989


A delighted Queen Elizabeth keeps her hands clasped while viewing a cake.

NOVEMBER 2015


The Queen's signature clasped hands have stood the test of time.

PRINCE CHARLES: HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK


Prince Charles is often seen posing for photos with his hands behind his back. The Prince smiles here alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in New Delhi, India on November 9, 2017.

SEPTEMBER 1952


A young Prince Charles poses for a photo while mirroring his mother's body language: both Elizabeth and Charles have their hands behind their backs.

AUGUST 1978


The Prince is snapped in his signature pose in Deauville, France on August 18, 1978.

NOVEMBER 1982


Prince Charles poses for a photo with Princess Diana with his hands behind his back on a visit to Wales on November 01, 1982.

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APRIL 1999


Prince Charles takes a look at a pond while visiting Poundbury, U.K. with his hands behind his back.

SEPTEMBER 2005


Charles and Camilla attend a service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, where a dressed up Charles kept his hands behind his back.

NOVEMBER 2014


Prince Charles stands in his signature pose while smiling for a photo with Camilla.

QUEEN SOFIA OF SPAIN: LOW CLASPED HANDS


Queen Sofia of Spain's signature pose is a simple low clasped hands, as seen here on March 14, 2017.

1978


Her signature pose always works when she's leaning on furniture.

JANUARY 1989


The Queen is seen here with her hands stacked together and held low.

JANUARY 2003


Here, she clasps her hands together while holding a purse.

MARCH 2016


The Queen has also been spotted interlacing her fingers while clasping her hands.

APRIL 2016


Another look at her signature pose here.

PRINCESS EUGENIE: HANDS HELD IN THE FRONT


Princess Eugenie, the second daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, is often seen holding her hands in the front of her body, as seen here on January 21, 2018.

AUGUST 1998


Princess Eugenie is seen with the Queen Mother in London with her hands in their signature position.

JULY 1998


Little Eugenie poses for a photo with her parents and older sister Beatrice with her hands held in the front.

JULY 2005


Eugenie holds her hands while posing for a photo with Princess Beatrice at a polo match.

SEPTEMBER 2009


Eugenie and Beatrice attend a movie premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

MAY 2013


Princess Beatrice, the Duchess of York, and Princess Eugenie attend a charity auction together in London. Eugenie's hands are held together in the front yet again.

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PRINCESS BEATRICE: HAND ON THE HIP


Princess Beatrice is often photographed standing with one hand on her hip, as seen here on March 12, 2015.

DECEMBER 1998


A young Beatrice arrives at church with her mother and sister with her both hands on her hips.

OCTOBER 2007


Beatrice arrives on the red carpet for a concert at Royal Albert Hall in London with her hand on her hip on October 18, 2007.

JUNE 2013


Beatrice often poses with a clutch bag in one hand and the other hand on her hip.

JULY 2014


Beatrice's hand on the hip pose works for the most elegant of occasions.

QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN: ONE LEG BENT


The effortlessly chic Queen Letizia of Spain is often seen posing with one leg bent and the other leg straightened. Letizia, who became Queen in June 2014 when her husband Felipe ascended to the throne after his father Juan Carlos abdicated, is seen here in July 2013.

JULY 2010


One bent leg is the perfect addition to any of Letizia's ensembles.

OCTOBER 2013


Letizia wears an emerald dress with her signature leg pop.

NOVEMBER 2013


Letizia smiles with her husband Felipe in her signature pose.

PRINCESS MADELEINE OF SWEDEN: TITLED HEAD


Princess Madeleine of Sweden typically poses with her head tilted to one side, as seen at her wedding in June 2013.

JUNE 2001


Madeleine is pictured with her older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, attending the 25th wedding anniversary celebration of their parents, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, in 2001.

APRIL 2006


The princess adds a tiara to her signature head tilt while attending a dinner in honor of King Carl Gustaf's 60th birthday in 2006.

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JULY 2013


Princess Madeleine poses for photographers while attending the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2013.

OCTOBER 2015


Princess Madeleine holds her son, Prince Nicolas, with her signature head tilt.

QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN: SEATED LEAN


Queen Rania of Jordan is often spotted leaning forward while sitting. The Queen is seen here intently leaning in while visiting a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece on April 25, 2016.

SEPTEMBER 2001


Queen Rania of Jordan's seated position is ideal for having a conversation.

FEBRUARY 2006


It's no surprise the Queen looks like the perfect student while visiting a school.

APRIL 2006


Queen Rania of Jordan's pose is particularly helpful when she greets people during royal visits, as she does here in April 2006.

DECEMBER 2009


A relaxed version of her signature pose, as seen in Paris on December 10, 2009.

FEBRUARY 2010


The Queen appeared on stage at a song festival in Italy in her signature seated position.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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