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Kate Middleton has shown ‘more relaxed and accessible side’ in lockdown’

Kate Middleton has shown a ‘more relaxed and accessible side’ during the coronavirus lockdown by ‘connecting with people while distancing’, a body language expert has claimed.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has spent lockdown with Prince William, 38, at their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall, alongside their children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two. 

Speaking to the Express, Judi James said the royal has ‘dropped more formal skills’ and ‘hidden strengths’ have emerged, revealing Kate’s ‘active listening skills’ had ‘notched up’ and she’s been able to ‘bridge gaps with facial expressions and gesticulations.’

She added: ‘Kate’s lockdown might just have fast-tracked a very important stage in her royal role, from William’s wife to a future queen and sole operator in her own right.’  

Kate Middleton, 38, has 'dropped more formal skills' and is showing a 'more relaxed and accessible side' during the coronavirus lockdown, a body language expert has claimed (pictured, the Duchess during a visit to a children's hospice in  Framlingham Earl, Norfolk last month)

Kate Middleton, 38, has 'dropped more formal skills' and is showing a 'more relaxed and accessible side' during the coronavirus lockdown, a body language expert has claimed (pictured, the Duchess during a visit to a children's hospice in  Framlingham Earl, Norfolk last month)

Kate Middleton, 38, has ‘dropped more formal skills’ and is showing a ‘more relaxed and accessible side’ during the coronavirus lockdown, a body language expert has claimed (pictured, the Duchess during a visit to a children’s hospice in  Framlingham Earl, Norfolk last month) 

The body language expert explained that with touching banned Kate has managed to ‘bridge the gaps’ of social distancing and ‘managed to create a sense of intimacy’.

‘It’s given Kate the perfect motivation to drop some of her more formal skills and reveal a much more relaxed and accessible side and this has allowed some hidden strengths to emerge’ Judi explained.

She added that the Duchess appeared ‘to look at ease’ and it has allowed the royal to shine because she showing ‘more of her true self.’  

Judi said that while Kate has always had ‘impeccable’ body language, but her change in facial expressions and gesticulations have now made her ‘the star of the royal video and roadshow’.

The body language expert said that the royal, who has always had 'impeccable' body language, has dropped formalities over the last few months. (Kate is pictured with Prince William, Harry, and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Day at Westminister Abbey in March 2019)

The body language expert said that the royal, who has always had 'impeccable' body language, has dropped formalities over the last few months. (Kate is pictured with Prince William, Harry, and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Day at Westminister Abbey in March 2019)

The body language expert said that the royal, who has always had ‘impeccable’ body language, has dropped formalities over the last few months. (Kate is pictured with Prince William, Harry, and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Day at Westminister Abbey in March 2019)

Judi also commended Kate’s ‘active listening skills’, explaining how her eye contact and facial responses have made her and empathetic listener.     

These skills seem to have promoted Kate to the role of ‘leader’ without making her ‘remote of inaccessible’, she added.

She also praised Kate’s husband Prince William, revealing that his recent documentary on mental health in football has displayed ‘previously unseen skills as a camera performer’.

It comes as Kate was branded ‘incredibly open’ by the chief executive of one of her patronages.   

The Duchess visited East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (Each) The Nook last month for her second socially distanced royal appearance since lockdown restrictions eased in the UK. 

Judi explained how the Duchess' facial expressions and gesticulations are bridging the gap created by social distancing guidelines during royal engagements

Judi explained how the Duchess' facial expressions and gesticulations are bridging the gap created by social distancing guidelines during royal engagements

Judi explained how the Duchess’ facial expressions and gesticulations are bridging the gap created by social distancing guidelines during royal engagements  

The organisation’s CEO, Tracey Rennie, has revealed how the Duchess was ‘quite keen to come and visit the hospice for some time’ and explained how staff were ‘blown away’ by the plants and flowers she brought to create a new garden at the hospice.

Tracey told the Heirpod podcast the royal’s visit had a real impact on families at the hospice, saying: ‘She has always been the same, she’s been incredibly friendly, incredibly open, caring.   

‘She is just at ease talking to a family with a child who has a really profound disability to a child with a brother and sister that might be running around, or even a newly bereaved family that is still coming to terms with a child dying.

‘She always has a really positive impact on the conversation that she has with families, and they will never forget that for the rest of their lives.

‘Without her realising, she creates really precious memories for families.’

Source: Daily Mail Australia | News Colony

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