During the coronavirus pandemic, royal engagements have changed in line with Government social distancing rules.
The royals have made virtual appearances via video link during the pandemic.
On occasions like today when Kate and Prince William have stepped out in the last year, body language expert Judi James commented on their relationship.
During such outings, the expert claimed their public displays of affection, or PDAs, have increased.
Judi stated: “Kate and William’s PDAs have increased during their marriage.
“William’s inherited status meant there was no need for any power-posturing, but Kate has always been careful to look traditionally, pitch-perfect regal.
“Her growing confidence in their well-defined double-act has led her to de-royal slightly now though, and relax to show her more casual and fun side.
“This seems to have been picked up by William who is also looking much less cautious and more relaxed recently.”
Showing this type of affection may be rare compared to what other senior royals have done, Judi continued.
She concluded: “It’s a blend of anticipation and non-verbal tie-signs that seems to work for them.
“Their style of non-verbal bonding and equal-status, twinned behaviour is pretty unique for an heir to the throne and their partner.
“Affection rituals from Kate are full of quite complex nuances of the type that long-term loving couples can excel in.”
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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.
Published at Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:08:00 +0000