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Prince William and Kate ‘mirroring’ Prince Harry and Meghan’s PDA

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 13/11/2018 Fionnuala Moran

a person wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Prince William and Kate Middleton have managed to ‘rekindle’ their romance by ‘mirroring’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s PDA.

According to a body language expert, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent increase in public displays of affection is down to an ‘echo’ effect caused by their newlywed in-laws.

Watching the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex expressing affection publicly is believed to have influenced Will and Kate to ease their professional exteriors and perform sweet gestures in public. 

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a man and a woman sitting on a bench © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The royal couple, who have been married since 2011 and dating since 2003, have been engaging in uncharacteristically cute behaviour since Meghan Markle arrived into the inner circle of the royal family.

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Body language expert Judi James told the MailOnline that she believes the example set by his newlywed brother Prince Harry, has rekindled the romance in Prince William’s marriage.

a man standing next to a woman © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘Normally it’s a younger sibling that will mimic or mirror the older, but in Harry and William’s case it seems to be William taking his lead from his younger brother and his wife.’

Judi told the Mail Online that she believes the couple initially refrained from showing each other affection in public to avoid the kind of speculation about their relationship his parents were subject to.

‘Diana and Charles created a body language soap opera with some expressive display of non verbal behaviour,’ James recalled guessing Prince William’s motivation for his behaviour.

The couple’s untelling public facade has faded in the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage, something which royal watchers are taking delight in.

a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘When a couple has been married several years it can often take family newlyweds like Harry and Meghan to rekindle some more public displays of romance like this,’ James stated.

A thoughtful touch by Prince William during the National Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice over the weekend didn’t go unnoticed.

Judi James stated: ‘It’s unusual to see Prince William taking the lead in terms of public touch rituals.’

a man and a woman sitting in a chair © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘Now that they are less obsessed with keeping to their more formal, non-tactile ‘rules’ they tend to look happier and more relaxed together too.’

Her in depth knowledge of the royals give weight to her observations and opinions leading us to believe that these loosening of stiff behaviour in public is another way the royal family is departing from traditional old fashioned rules and becoming more modern.

Prince William and Kate Middleton had traditionally reserved their shows of affection for personal moments like their engagement and wedding photos as well as the introduction of their children to the public.

a man and woman posing for a picture © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland They have become far more lax with their sweet gestures since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, regularly showing each other affection at royal engagements now.

The couple even shared what appeared to be an intimate chat over the weekend during an Armistice Day event, in which Prince William was hanging on his wife’s every word.

Their sweet shift in conversational and physical dynamics makes for a pleasant change from the focused facade we used to see them bear at royal engagements.

Whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s PDA is the reason the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have become more relaxed around each other in public or not, it certainly makes them appear more human.

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