During the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan to Princess Rajwa, both Prince William and Kate Middleton, along with Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, attended the ceremony. However, their body language at the event showed stark differences between the two couples, prompting a body language expert to offer insight into their differing approaches.
Subtle gestures and reflections: the style of Kate and William
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Prince and Princess of Wales, arrived at Zahran Palace in Jordan separately, without holding hands, emphasizing their preference for a formal rather than a tactile approach. According to body language expert Judi James, the pairing relies on strong highlights, subtle touches, and occasional glances to convey love, affection, and admiration. Your body language aims to communicate the right number of signals without revealing deeper emotions or complexities.
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The temptation of PDAs and the focus on others
Unlike Prince William and Kate, Judi James explains that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, adopt more intimate tie signs and affectionate touches in public. However, Kate and William avoid such public displays of affection due to their desire to avoid excessive interest in or assumptions about their emotions. The couple prefers signs that demonstrate their focus on the people and places they encounter, rather than on each other. Maintaining a sense of balance and mutual status is also crucial, as too much PDA can lead to assumptions of one-sided dominance.
Judi James suggests that the body language displayed by Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the royal wedding, such as holding hands with coy smiles and shared laughter, would not be suitable for Prince William and Kate. As representatives of the crown, the Prince and Princess of Wales prioritize hidden messages and maintain a no-touch approach in public. Their focus remains on their duties and commitments, allowing them to project a balanced and professional image. While Beatrice and Edoardo’s endearing mannerisms may be appealing, their PDA style would not align with the expectations placed on William and Kate as senior members of the royal family.
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