Kate Middleton is expected to become Queen Consort when her husband Prince William takes over the British throne. The Duke of Cambridge is currently second in line of succession, behind his father Prince Charles. The current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has been on the throne for more than 63 years and is the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Those are tough shoes to fill and a body language expert has now revealed how Kate is preparing for her future role.
Body language expert Judi James said: “Kate’s role has grown slowly and carefully and she appears to be a rule-keeper who could evolve into a rule-enforcer once she is queen, protecting protocol and maybe even acting as mediator in the family but without becoming stuffy or unapproachable.
“Kate’s non-verbal signals suggest raised levels of confidence recently as she appears to be moving into a more high-profile royal role in her own right.
“Although the Queen shows no sign of slowing down with age it does appear that – with Camilla never really taking a totally pivotal role in royal life – Kate is increasingly seen as a future leader in the family.”
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Ms James added Britain is unlikely to see any major changes with Kate as Queen Consort.
She said: “What I don’t think Kate will be as Queen is a massive moderniser and changer.
“Her roles as wife and mother seem dominant, unlike some of the royal women who excel in other careers, and I’d imagine her focusing on the very traditional path of charity work but without any of the staunch campaigning or ground-breaking and often controversial paths taken by Diana before her.
“The royals have been in one crisis or another for two generations now and Kate should be the ideal influencer for calm and stability again.
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“As a future Queen though, Kate’s style should very much depend on the type of royal people will be hoping for.
“So far Kate has not put a foot wrong in terms of her royal role.
“Her styling and her body language are impeccable and – in a world where royals, like celebrities, are chopped down to size on a regular basis – she appears able to avoid anything other than petty criticism.
“We see very little if any displays of emotions other than positive ones from her in public and, with their touch rituals at a minimum, we are shown little if any glimpses into her relationship with William other than the happy, positive and loving traits.”