Kate Middleton became a senior member of the Royal Family when she married Prince William. She has always appeared on behalf of the Queen to carry out official duties but a body language expert shared how her role may have recently changed.
She has continued to support the monarch during the coronavirus lockdown by making a number of virtual visits and giving interviews on video chat.
While attending at events earlier this year, and before the lockdown, the mother-of-three appeared to have taken on a new role.
Kate has recently started showing off a more light-hearted side, body language expert Judi James told Express.co.uk.
She explained: “There are some trends and traits from Kate’s body language that suggest she is now trying to recreate the Harry ‘fun’ role herself.
“Kate is often being seen trying to make her husband laugh in public and indulging in more frequent bouts of actual laughter herself when she is making royal visits.
“It could be a conscious decision, ie that the royal firm don’t want to be seen as the ‘stuffy royals’ now that the two glitziest and spontaneous members have left.”
The Duchess of Cambridge has been making more appearances which could be her showing another side to herself.
However, doing this could have caused added pressure to the royal, the expert suggested.
Judi explained the Duchess showed signs that she was thoughtful about recent royal events.
“In between her smiles and laughter there have also been quite dramatic glimpses of a sadder and more thoughtful-looking facial expression from Kate,” Judi continued.
“This might just be a sign of the added pressure she’s now under in terms of working flat out to prop up the Royal Family’s image in the face of scandals and dramas.”
While her expressions appeared to change, the expert explained this could simply be a result of working more.
During the coronavirus crisis, Kate has been commended for stepping up to offer support to the country.
The Duchess and Prince William have spoken about what it has been like isolating with their three young children.
They have also appeared in videos praising those working during the pandemic.