Prince William and Kate Middleton have appeared on video calls on national TV and the royal Instagram account together and separately. Kate appeared on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield a few weeks ago.
She and William also appeared together on the Kensington Palace Instagram account calling bingo numbers for a care home’s game.
A body language expert analysed Kate’s video link appearances.
Judi James told Express.co.uk the couple have a great rapport on screen.
She said: “William and Kate seem to have managed to achieve the tricky blend of being regal but accessible and understated at the same time and their techniques are visible in their body language on this virtual visit to play bingo at a care home.
“Their approach seems to relax the people they visit while still creating an aura of ‘specialness’ that will make their presence memorable.”
Kate in particular has a “ritual” to help boost her likability.
Judi said: “Kate employs a sweet, ‘baby wave’ as her greeting ritual as well as a small giggle that makes her appear slightly shy, which in turn would raise her likability points with a new audience.
“Her nose-wrinkling grin looks like a joke she’s sharing with the people she’s visiting, which again would create instant rapport, even over a video link.”
Judi warns the pair “tend to peer down into the screen which can make an audience feel like they’re under scrutiny through a microscope”, however, they combat this with leaning forwards.
Writer Bernadette Giacomazzo, who has penned a number of op eds about the British Royal Family, accused the media of “portraying her as a delicate, put-upon flower”.
In an article for CCN, she claims the Duchess’s comments on struggling through coronavirus amount to “whining.”
Ms Giacomazzo wrote: “In a recent interview, the Duchess said that assuming more responsibilities in the wake of COVID-19 was ‘so difficult.’
Published at Sun, 31 May 2020 03:01:00 +0000