The Princess of Wales used her masterful parenting skills to keep her children in check according to a leading body language expert.
Princess Kate used a secret signal to ensure her children behaved themselves at Trooping the Colour, a leading body language expert has revealed. The 41-year-old Princess of Wales was seen kindly parenting Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis as they rode in their carriage at the landmark event.
Judi James told Fabulous how the future Queen managed to keep the kids under control at the public-facing occasion. She said: “Kate’s firm but subtle signals ensure the children keep feeling enthusiastic and, in Louis’ case, excited. “She beamed with pride when Louis started miming drumming along with the band in the carriage.” The veteran body language expert added: “Talking to her children there were a couple of gestures of what looked like guidance about when to wave.
“There was also a spreading gesture of both hands that would normally mean quite a severe message of when to stop or what not to do, too. “She also put her hands below public view in the carriage to mime that ‘stop’ or ‘end’ sign to them as though warning them where the boundaries were, and on the way back she was doing small reward nods and smiles for their good behaviour, to ensure they were enjoying the event too.” Princess Charlotte helped her mum keep the two boys in check too, according to Judi.
She said: “Charlotte told Louis to sit up while Kate leaned forward to straighten his tie. “It’s very sweet to see how he responds quickly to orders from his sister.” She continued: “The minute Charlotte told him to sit up in his seat he pulled up straight away with no murmur of dissent or argument. “When they got back into the carriage we saw Charlotte mirroring Kate when it came to little Louis. “As Louis sat between his two siblings Charlotte watched Kate carefully and when Kate leant forward to speak to her small son it was Charlotte immediately using one hand to signal that he should budge up in the seat.”
After the carriage ride, Prince William joined his family on the balcony and picked up his parenting duties. Judi said: “On the balcony, we saw Kate and William working as a team to offer encouragement and reward gestures and rituals to their three children. “Louis turned to his mother in excitement during the flypast and his behaviour got the reward of a beaming smile from her and an affectionate approval gesture as she stroked his hair.”
Prince Louis did have a bit of fun on the balcony during the flyover. He left fans beaming as he appeared to salute the crowds and became enthralled by the RAF flypast. The youngest member of the Wales family has been the subject of the nation’s attention since his landmark first appearance at Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday party in 2019.