Prince William and Kate Middleton have been praised by experts for doing everything they can to make sure their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, feel ‘safe’ during Prince Philip’s memorial service.
Body language expert Inbaal Honigman issued this observation while studying excerpts from the memorial service.
He made the admissions to Tyla and spoke of the ‘obvious’ signs of nervousness that Prince George had shown, right from the moment he set foot in the Abbey.
He also explained how one split-second decision by Prince William helped Prince George walk into more confidence.
Mr Honigman was quoted as saying: “Immediately at that moment his father put two hands on his shoulders and led him.”
“They walk hand in hand and through the whole handshake William demonstrates to his child what to do.”
Kate was also, if not equally protective, towards Princess Charlotte during the event. As the expert notes, “[The Duchess’] hand is very, very rare off Charlotte’s shoulder or back. “
Mr Honigman also added that the duo’s “deliberate” decision to maintain physical contact with Prince George and Princess Charlotte was in stark contrast to what Prince William and Harry faced during their mother’s funeral procession.
“We all remember the vision of William and Harry [at Princess Diana’s funeral] walked behind the coffin, “the expert recalled.” No one holding their hand, each completely alone. “
“So this handling, that of keeping the kids safe, I believe, was a very deliberate parenting decision that Kate and William made beforehand.”